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Posted on: July 14, 2020

July 14, 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 eight COVID-19 positive individuals. Seven cases reside in Greene County and one resides in another jurisdiction.

Prior to being diagnosed, the individuals went to the following locations:

  • Friday, July 3: Visited Lowe’s Home Improvement at 1225 US 60 in Republic early in the afternoon for about 20 minutes (infectious but not symptomatic, not masked)
  • Friday, July 3: Visited Walmart Supercenter at 3520 W Sunshine St in the afternoon for 30-45 minutes (infectious and symptomatic, not masked)
  • Friday, July 3: Visited Bervin White Memorial Baseball/Softball Complex at 711 E Miller Rd in Republic from 5:15 p.m. to 7 p.m. (infectious but not symptomatic, not masked)
  • Saturday, July 4: Visited MaMa Jean’s Natural Market at 1727 S Campbell Ave from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. (infectious but not symptomatic, masked)
  • Saturday, July 4: Visited Walmart Supercenter at 3520 W Sunshine St from 10 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. (infectious and symptomatic, masked)
  • Saturday, July 4: Visited HyVee at 1720 W Battlefield Rd from 10:15 a.m. to 10:35 a.m. (infectious but not symptomatic, masked)
  • Monday, July 6: Visited Target at 1825 E Primrose St in the afternoon for about 30 minutes (infectious but not symptomatic, masked)
  • Monday, July 6: Visited Cooper Youth Sports Complex at 2503 E Pythian St from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. (infectious but not symptomatic, not masked)
  • Tuesday, July 7: Visited At Home at 3700 S Campbell Ave in the afternoon for about 30 minutes (infectious but not symptomatic, masked)
  • Tuesday, July 7: Visited A&B Cycle at 3620 S National Ave around 12 p.m. for about 20 minutes (infectious but not symptomatic, not masked)
  • Tuesday, July 7: Visited Maes Gelateria at 334 E Walnut St between 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. (infectious but not symptomatic, not masked)
  • Wednesday, July 8: Visited Walmart Supercenter at 3520 W Sunshine St from 9 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. (infectious and symptomatic, masked)
  • Wednesday, July 8: Visited Walmart Supercenter at 3315 S Campbell Ave in the afternoon for about 30 minutes (infectious and symptomatic, masked)
  • Thursday, July 9: Visited Black Sheep Burgers and Shakes at 2160 W Chesterfield St from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. (infectious and symptomatic, not masked)
  • Friday, July 10: Visited Aldi at 421 E Battlefield Rd from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (infectious but not symptomatic, masked)
  • Saturday, July 11: Visited Texas Roadhouse at 255 E Monastery St from 9 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. (infectious and symptomatic, not masked)

Prior to being diagnosed, one of our cases visited 10 Fitness at 1444 S Glenstone Ave for one hour on each of the following dates (infectious and symptomatic, masked at check-in but removed mask to work out):

  • Wednesday, July 1: 11:40 a.m.
  • Thursday, July 2: 2:15 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 5: 12:05 p.m.
  • Monday, July 6: 12 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 7: 4:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 8: 12 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 9: 1:30 p.m.
  • Friday, July 10: 2 p.m.

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 21 days is available here.

35 new positive COVID-19 cases were reported by the Health Department today, bringing the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 588.     

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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