Greene County Set Record Number of COVID-19 Cases in One Day on July 13; Over a Dozen Public Exposures

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department announced a record number of one-day confirmed cases of COVID-19 and over a dozen new public exposures by infected individuals.

SGCHD officials said on Monday 49 cases were laboratory confirmed, bringing the official lab confirmed cases to 553.

Here are the public exposures related to some of the new cases:

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

  • Thursday, July 2: Visited Walmart Supercenter at 2825 N Kansas Expy in the afternoon for 30 minutes (infectious and symptomatic, masked)
  • Saturday, July 4: Visited DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse at 3333 S Glenstone Ave Ste 120 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. (infectious but not symptomatic, not masked)
  • Sunday, July 5: Visited Walmart Supercenter at 2021 E Independence St from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. (infectious but not symptomatic, masked)
  • Sunday, July 5: Visited El Puente at 1111 E Republic Rd from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (infectious but not symptomatic, not masked)
  • Sunday, July 5: Visited Best Buy at 3450 S Glenstone Ave from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (infectious and symptomatic, masked)
  • Sunday, July 5: Visited Macy’s in the Battlefield Mall at 2825 S Glenstone Ave from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (infectious but not symptomatic, not masked)
  • Sunday, July 5: Visited Bath and Body Works in the Battlefield Mall at 2825 S Glenstone Ave from 1:30 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. (infectious but not symptomatic, not masked)
  • Sunday, July 5: Visited Mexican Villa South at 2755 S Campbell Ave from 2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. (infectious but not symptomatic, not masked)
  • Sunday, July 5: Visited Patton Alley Pub at 313 S Patton Ave from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. (infectious but not symptomatic, not masked)
  • Monday, July 6: Visited Fuji Japanese Seafood & Steakhouse at 2909 S Campbell Ave around 5:30 p.m. (infectious but not symptomatic, not masked)
  • Tuesday, July 7: Visited Jose Locos at 853 N Glenstone Ave from 12:20 p.m. to 1 p.m. (infectious and symptomatic, not masked)
  • Tuesday, July 7: Visited Walmart Supercenter at 3315 S Campbell Ave sometime in the afternoon before 5 p.m. for 30 minutes (infectious but not symptomatic, not masked)
  • Wednesday, July 8: Visited Shoe Carnival at 3408 S Glenstone Ave from 5 p.m. to 5:20 p.m. (infectious and symptomatic, not masked)

Prior to being diagnosed, one of our cases worked at the following location:

  • Monday, July 6: Worked at Orange Leaf at 1011 S Glenstone Ave from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. (infectious and symptomatic, masked)

If you were in those locations, you are considered at low risk for COVID-19 infection, but should monitor for symptoms. If you show symptoms, self-quarantine and contact your primary care provider.

SGCHD officials say that people going into the community while sick is the top contributor to the spread of the virus at this time; they are asking those sick to stay home.

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