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Posted on: June 4, 2020

June 4, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposures

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of potential exposures from two COVID-19 positive individuals.

Prior to being diagnosed, the individuals visited the following locations:

  • Saturday, May 30: Price Cutter at 1831 W. Kearney during the 9 a.m. hour (infectious and symptomatic, was wearing a face covering)
  • Saturday, May 30: New Image Thrift Store at 2713 N. Kansas during the 1 p.m. hour (infectious and symptomatic, was wearing a face covering)
  • Monday, June 1: Sam’s Club at 745 El Camino Alto during the 9 a.m. hour (infectious but wasn’t showing symptoms, wasn’t wearing a face covering)
  • Monday, June 1: Walmart Neighborhood Market at 545 El Camino Alto during the 9 a.m. hour (infectious but wasn’t showing symptoms, wasn’t wearing a face covering)

These latest cases are 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 

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Springfield, MO 65802

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