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Posted on: June 10, 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,?our case visited the following locations:

  • Sunday, June 7: Walmart Supercenter at 1150 US 60 in Republic around 2 p.m. (infectious and symptomatic, not masked)
  • Sunday, June 7: Lowe’s Home Improvement at 1225 US 60 in Republic around 3 p.m. (infectious and symptomatic, not masked)

Anyone who was at either of these locations on this date is at low risk for contracting COVID-19, but 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 need to stay home.

A timeline of all known potential community exposures in the last 14 days is available here.

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.

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Inquiries from the public can be made by contacting the Health Department’s call center at (417) 874-1211?or by email at coronavirus@springfieldmo.gov.

For media requests, contact?Kathryn Wall?by phone at?417-874-1205?or email at?kwall@springfieldmo.gov.

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