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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Springfield-Greene County Health Department advises returning travelers self-quarantine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

From the desk of the Director of Health

As residents return from spring break trips and other travel, it is the advice of the Springfield-Greene County Health Department that they self-quarantine for 14 days.

During that time, travelers returning from outside our region are advised to stay home, avoid contact with others, and monitor for symptoms. If a traveler were to become symptomatic, they are encouraged to contact their provider.

This action is being recommended because of the large number of travelers who will be returning to the area. This is especially concerning regarding tourist destinations that have included large crowd activities.

While we recognize that this will be a hardship for returning travelers, it is important to prevent the spread of coronavirus in our community. Our community has been working diligently to put strategies in place that will help curb the transmission of illness and hopefully avoid a spike in cases. Travelers may feel fine when returning but could be carrying illness as a result of travel.

For more information, visit our website at health.springfieldmo.gov/coronavirus, email coronavirus@springfieldmo.gov, or call 417-874-1211.

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For media requests, contact Kathryn Wall, Public Health Information Administrator, Springfield-Greene County Health Department, by phone at 417-840-9768 or email at kwall@springfieldmo.gov.

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