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Posted on: July 4, 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, these individuals went to the following locations:

  • Saturday, June 27: Visited Walmart at 3315 S. Campbell Ave from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. (infectious but not symptomatic, not masked)
  • Sunday, June 28: Visited Springfield Metro Baseball Center at the Barnhouse Baseball Fields at 5484 W. Sunshine St. to watch baseball from 5:00 p.m. to 7 p.m.  (infectious but not symptomatic, not masked)
  • Tuesday, June 30: Visited Mix Ultralounge at 1221 E. St. Louis St. from 10:30 p.m. to 1: 00 a.m. (infectious and symptomatic, not masked)

Prior to being diagnosed, one of our cases worked at Bellacino’s Pizza & Grinders at 2856 S. Glenstone Ave. during the following dates:

  • Sunday, June 28 from 10:15 a.m. - 4 p.m. (infectious but not symptomatic, masked)
  • Tuesday, June 30 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (infectious with mild symptoms, masked)
  • Wednesday, July 1 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 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.

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.      

Eight new positive COVID-19 cases were reported by the Health Department today, bringing the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 331.   

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.      

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 kwall@springfieldmo.gov.

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