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Posted on: June 19, 2020

[ARCHIVED] June 19, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposure

Public Exposure Notice

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

Prior to being diagnosed, our case worked at La Hacienda at 1370 S. Glenstone on Tuesday, June 16 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. The individual developed symptoms during that time, but was masked. 

Anyone who was at this location 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 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   

For more information about COVID-19, visit our website at


Inquiries from the public can be made by contacting the Health Department’s call center at (417) 874-1211 or by email at [email protected]

For media requests, contact Kathryn Wall by phone at 417-874-1205 or email at [email protected]

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