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3 People With COVID-19 Visited Several Springfield Locations While Symptomatic And Unmasked

Michele Skalicky

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

Prior to being diagnosed, the individuals visited these locations:

  • Uptown Cheapskate, 1724 E Battlefield Rd Ste B, Tuesday, June 23, sometime in the evening (infectious and symptomatic, not masked)
  • Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, 1950 E Primrose St., on the patio from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 25, (infectious and symptomatic, not masked)
  • Char Steakhouse and Oyster Bar, 1620 E Republic Rd., on the patio Friday, June 26, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. (infectious but not symptomatic, not masked)
  • Georgia Macs, 1440 E Republic Rd., Friday, June 26, from 10 p.m. to Midnight (infectious but not symptomatic, not masked)
  • Friend’s Karaoke Pub, 1211 Battlefield Rd.,  Saturday, June 27, from 10:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. (infectious but not symptomatic, not masked)
  • Bass Pro Shops, 1935 S Campbell Ave., Monday, June 29, from 4:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. (infectious and symptomatic, not masked)
  • The Grotto West Coast Grill, 301 Battlefield Rd., Wednesday, July 1, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. (infectious but not symptomatic, not masked)
  • Hobby Lobby, 1535 Battlefield Rd., Wednesday, July 1, from 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. (infectious and symptomatic, not masked)
  • Buffalo Wild Wings, 900 E Battlefield Rd., Thursday, July 2, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (infectious but not symptomatic, not masked)
  • NoBaked Cookie Dough Springfield, 1364 E Republic Rd.,  Thursday, July 2, from 8:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. (infectious and symptomatic, not masked)
  • Friend’s Karaoke Pub, 1211 Battlefield Rd., Thursday, July 2, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. (infectious but not symptomatic, not masked)

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

  • The Home Depot, 2104 E Independence St., Thursday, July 2, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. (infectious but not symptomatic, masked)

Anyone who was at these locations on these dates is at low risk for contracting COVID-19, but should monitor for symptoms. There is no need to self-quarantine or isolate unless symptoms develop, according to the health department.
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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.