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Posted on: July 12, 2020

July 12, 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 six COVID-19 positive individuals.

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

  • Friday, July 3: Visited McAlister’s Deli at 2445 N Kansas Expy Ste A from 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. (infectious but not symptomatic, not masked)
  • Friday, July 3: Visited Academy Sports + Outdoors at 610 W El Camino Alto St between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. for 20 minutes (infectious and symptomatic, masked)
  • Saturday, July 4: Visited Menards at 500 N Eastgate Ave from 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    (infectious but not symptomatic, masked)
  • Saturday, July 4: Visited Walmart Supercenter at 2825 N Kansas Expy from 4 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. (infectious but not symptomatic, masked)
  • Saturday, July 4: Visited Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen at 1950 E Primrose St from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. (two individuals, both infectious but not symptomatic, not masked)
  • Monday, July 6: Visited Red Racks DAV Thrift Store at 1707 Battlefield Rd from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (infectious and symptomatic, not masked)
  • Monday, July 6: Visited Culver’s at 2520 N Glenstone Ave from 12 p.m. to 12:40 p.m.
    (infectious but not symptomatic, not masked)
  • Monday, July 6: Visited Dollar General at 1726 S Kansas Expy from 4 p.m. to 4:20 p.m.
    (infectious and symptomatic, not masked)
  • Tuesday, July 7: Visited Bill and Payne Stewart Driving Range at 1825 E Norton Rd from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. (infectious but not 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.

17 new positive COVID-19 cases were reported by the Health Department today, bringing the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 504.

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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