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Local Health Officials Announce Possible Exposures To COVID-19

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department
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The Taney County Health Department says their 40th COVID-19 case may have exposed the public to the illness before being diagnosed.

The person went to the lobby of Bank of Missouri in Branson on Monday, June 15, around 4:30 p.m. and White Oak Station, 4017 W. Highway 76 in Branson around 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 20th without wearing a mask.

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of potential community exposures from six COVID-19 positive individuals.

Prior to being diagnosed, they visited these locations while infectious:

  • Monday, June 15: they worked at Five Below on S Glenstone from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 16: they were at Sam’s Club on E Sunshine from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 17: they worked at Five Below on S Glenstone  from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 
  • Wednesday, June 17: they visited the Walmart Supercenter on S Campbell from 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 17: they shopped at the Walmart Neighborhood Market, on S Glenstone from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, June 17: Cash Saver 417 on W Kearney St from 7:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, June 17: they went to Cracker Barrel in Springfield around 7:45 p.m. 
  • Thursday, June 18: they went to Verizon on E Battlefield, from 2 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. 
  • Saturday, June 20: they shopped at the Walmart Supercenter on S Campbell in the morning 
  • Saturday, June 20 they went to Club Rodeo on W Bennett from 11 p.m. to midnight.

They wore a mask everywhere except for Cracker Barrel and Club Rodeo.  Anyone who was at these locations on these dates is at low risk for contracting COVID-19, but should monitor for symptoms.
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