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Posted on: June 20, 2020

June 20, 2020 - Health Department announces potential COVID-19 community exposures

Public Exposure Notice

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

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

•    Thursday, June 11: Walmart Supercenter at 2021 E Independence St. between 12:30-1:30 p.m., went through self-checkout (infectious but not symptomatic, not masked) 

•    Thursday, June 11: Harter House at 1500 E. Republic Rd. between 2:00 and 2:20 p.m. (infectious but not symptomatic, not masked)

•    Monday, June 15: Bair’s Sports Grill at 631 S. Kimbrough Ave. between 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (infectious but not symptomatic, not masked)

•    Tuesday, June 16: Mexican Villa, in the back dining room at 1100 W Sunshine St. between 11:00-11:30 a.m. (infectious but not symptomatic, not 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 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

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

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