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Health Department Alerts Greene County Residents To Possible COVID-19 Exposure

Michele Skalicky

A Greene County resident who was diagnosed with COVID-19 this week may have exposed other people to the illness.

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department says the person was showing symptoms when they went to the Walmart at 1923 E. Kearney on May 10 around 5 p.m.  According to the health department, anyone who was at that location on that date and time is at low risk for contracting COVID-19, but they should watch for symptoms.  There’s no need to self-quarantine unless symptoms develop.  Symptoms include:  cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, sore throat and a new loss of taste or smell.

Call a healthcare provider if you develop symptoms.

Health department officials say that as steps are taken to reopen the community, it’s even more important to stay home if you’re sick.

For more information about COVID-19 in Springfield and Greene County click here.  

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.