Greene County Tops 400 COVID-19 Cases; Announce Six Public COVID-19 Exposures

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has announced six new public exposures of COVID-19 from four newly diagnosed patients.

All the incidents took place before diagnosis:

  • 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 at those locations is at low risk for contracting the virus that causes COVID-19 but should watch for symptoms. If you show symptoms, self-quarantine and contact your primary care provider.

SGCHD officials confirmed 21 new positive COVID-19 cases confirmed by laboratory testing, bringing the county’s total to 406.

The health department released a statement asking the public to take steps to fight the spread of COVID-19, stating: 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.

A timeline of community exposures in the last 14 days can be found at this link.

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