The Springfield-Greene County Health Department announced they had been notified by Boone County officials that a Missouri State student has tested positive for COVID-19.
The student was not living in University housing and has not been in southwest Missouri since March 14. The student is isolation in Boone County, doing well, and recovering.
Because the student tested positive in Boone County, it will not be included in the Greene County case count.
The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is working with Missouri State University officials to identify any potential exposures and inform them of the situation.
The Health Department released some limited information about the student. The student had lacrosse practice on March 11, classes on Thursday, March 12, and the student left town on Saturday, March 14.
The SGCHD and MSU are trying to identify any classroom contacts the student had before leaving campus.
The health department says that anyone who was in those locations is at low risk for COVID-19, but should monitor for symptoms. The department says there is “no need to self-quarantine or isolate unless symptoms develop or you are otherwise notified by the health department.”