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Posted on: June 2, 2020

Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposure

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of a potential exposure from a COVID-19 positive individual.

Prior to being diagnosed, one of our recent positive cases worked as a cashier at Signal Food Store at 2810 E. Battlefield on the following days:

  • Saturday, May 30 from 2 p.m.to 12:15 a.m. (infectious, didn’t show symptoms)
  • Tuesday, June 2 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (infectious, symptomatic) 

The individual was wearing a face covering during these times and a sneeze guard was in place between the individual and customers. We appreciate the safety precautions the store implemented to keep employees and customers safe. Because of this, we believe the risk of transmission is very low, but anyone who was at this location on these dates should monitor for symptoms. There is no need to self-quarantine or isolate unless symptoms develop. 

This latest case is an important reminder for all of us to interact with our environment carefully. If someone is sick or thinks they may be sick, they should stay home.

COVID-19 is spread through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It spreads between people who are in close contact with one another.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include:

•    Fever or chills

•    Cough

•    Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

•    Fatigue

•    Muscle or body aches

•    Headache

•    New loss of taste or smell

•    Sore throat

•    Congestion or runny nose

•    Nausea or vomiting

•    Diarrhea

If symptoms do develop, seek medical attention. 

If you are sick, you can use virtual care options to seek medical treatment without exposing others to illness. Links are available at health.springfieldmo.gov/coronavirus 

For more information about COVID-19, 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 by phone at 417-874-1205 or email at kwall@springfieldmo.gov 

Springfield-Greene County Health Department 

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