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Posted on: July 9, 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 went to the following locations:

  • Thursday, June 25: Visited Walmart Supercenter at 1923 E Kearney from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. (infectious and symptomatic, not masked)
  • Thursday, June 25: Visited Walgreens at 1155 E St. Louis St around 7 p.m. (infectious and symptomatic, not masked)
  • Thursday, June 25: Visited Inner Circle Vodka Bar at 319 W Walnut St from 8:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. (infectious and symptomatic, not masked)
  • Tuesday, June 30: Visited PetsWay at 1517 W Battlefield Rd around 3 p.m. (infectious but not symptomatic, not masked)
  • Wednesday, July 1: Visited Starbucks at 433 W Sunshine St around 12 p.m. (infectious and symptomatic, not masked)
  • Thursday, July 2: Visited Walmart Supercenter at 1923 E Kearney from 6 p.m. to 7 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.      

34 new positive COVID-19 cases were reported by the Health Department today, bringing the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 440.    

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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