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Local Health Departments Warn Of Potential COVID-19 Exposures In Springfield And Branson

Springfield-Greene County Health Department

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department says there’s been another potential exposure of COVID-19.

Before they were diagnosed, a person with the illness went to Bricktown Brewery, 2040 E. Independence in Springfield, on Sunday, May 31 around 6 p.m. for around one and a half hours.

They were infectious and symptomatic and not wearing a face covering.

Health officials say anyone at the restaurant at that time is at low risk of developing COVID-19 but should watch for symptoms.

And a person who recently visited the Branson area has tested positive for COVID-19. 

According to the Taney County Health Department, the person visited several places while they were in the area.  They were at Branson Zipline at Wolf Mountain in Walnut Shade Saturday, May 30, between 2:30 and 3:30; Track #4 at The Track Family Fun Parks in Branson May 30 between 4 and 6:30; Mellow Mushroom at the Branson Landing May 30 between 9:15 and 10:15 p.m. and Maurices at Tanger Outlets in Branson Sunday, May 31, between 11 and noon.

Anyone at those location at those times is considered at low risk for contracting the illness but should monitor for symptoms for 14 days following exposure.

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.