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Posted on: July 8, 2020

July 8, 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 four COVID-19 positive individuals.

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

  • Wednesday, June 24: Visited The Roost Bar and Grill at 2025 W Sunshine Ste. 104 from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (infectious but not symptomatic, not masked)
  • Sunday, June 28: Visited Houlihan’s at 2110 E Republic Rd from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
    (infectious but not symptomatic, not masked)
  • Tuesday, June 30: Visited Ross Dress for Less at 3300 S Glenstone Ave from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. (infectious but not symptomatic, unknown if masked)
  • Tuesday, June 30: Visited Jose Loco’s at 300 Battlefield Rd around 1 p.m.
    (infectious but not symptomatic, not masked)
  • Friday, July 3: Visited Korean Garden Restaurant at 414 E Jackson St in Willard from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (infectious but not symptomatic, not masked)
  • Saturday, July 4: Visited Hooters at 2110 E Independence St from 7 p.m. to 8 p.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.

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. Get information on how to properly wear a face covering and when to wear one.

View a timeline of all known potential community exposures in the last 14 days.

21 new positive COVID-19 cases were reported by the Health Department today, bringing the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 406.

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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