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Posted on: June 18, 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 community exposures from a COVID-19 positive individual.

Prior to being diagnosed, our case visited the following locations:

  • Saturday, June 6: Discount Tire at 3610 W Sunshine from 3 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. to 5 p.m. (infectious and symptomatic, masked)
  • Sunday, June 7: Aldi in Nixa from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. (infectious and symptomatic, masked)
  • Sunday, June 7: Walmart Supercenter in Nixa from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
    (infectious and symptomatic, masked)
  • Sunday, June 7: Sam’s Club at 745 W El Camino Alto from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. (infectious and symptomatic, masked)
  • Tuesday, June 9: Walmart Supercenter at 2021 E Independence from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. (infectious and symptomatic, masked)
  • Thursday, June 11: Aldi at 2847 E Sunshine from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.
    (infectious and symptomatic, masked)

Anyone who was at these locations on these dates 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 yet another reminder for all of us to interact with our environment carefully. When we go out in public, we need to practice physical distancing and wear a mask whenever possible. 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 Cora Scott by phone at 417-380-3352 or email at cscott@springfieldmo.gov.

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