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Posted on: July 2, 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 three COVID-19 positive individuals.

Prior to being diagnosed, two of these individuals went to the following locations:    

  • Saturday, June 20: Visited Walmart Supercenter at 3520 W Sunshine around 4 p.m. for 30-45 minutes (infectious but not symptomatic, not masked)
  • Friday, June 26: Visited Mexican Villa East at 1337 E Sunshine St around 11:30 a.m. for about 45 minutes (infectious but not symptomatic, not masked)
  • Saturday, June 27: Visited Lucky Tiger Sandwich Shop at 3645 S Campbell around 11:45 a.m. for 30-45 minutes (infectious and symptomatic, not masked)
  • Saturday, June 27: Visited Lowe’s Home Improvement at 1707 W Norton around 1 p.m. for 20-30 minutes (infectious and symptomatic, not masked)
  • Saturday, June 27: Visited Hobby Lobby at 1717 W Kearney around 2 p.m. for 20-30 minutes (infectious and symptomatic, not masked)

Prior to being diagnosed, a third individual worked during a camp at Dynamic Gymnastics, 3624 W Republic Rd, during the following dates:

  • Friday, June 26 (infectious but not symptomatic, and masking was inconsistent)
  • Saturday, June 27 (infectious but not symptomatic, and masking was inconsistent)
  • Sunday, June 28 (infectious and symptomatic, and masking was inconsistent)

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.

It is our responsibility to take steps to suppress COVID-19 in our community and interact with our environment carefully. If someone is sick or thinks they may be sick, they need to stay home. We all need to practice physical distancing, proper hand hygiene and wear a face covering whenever possible. For information on how to properly wear a face covering and when to wear one, click here.

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

13 new positive COVID-19 cases were reported by the Health Department today, bringing the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 320.  

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    

Please note that the contact number for media inquiries has changed. Media may now contact the Health Department PIO Team by phone at 417-380-2556 or email at 

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