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Taney County Health Department Reports Possible Community COVID-19 Exposures

Springfield-Greene County Health Department

The Taney County Health Department is notifying the public of potential community exposures from six people who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Prior to being diagnosed, they went to these locations on these dates:

  • Thursday, July 2
  1. 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Branson Landing (masked)
  2. 6:00 pm-7:30 pm Fall Creek Steakhouse (unspecified)
  3. 7:30 pm-9:30 pm Cheeky Monkey (unmasked)
  • Friday, July 3
  1. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Branson Shores Resort Pontoon Boats (unspecified)
  2. 10 a.m.-noon, Pirate’s Cove Mini Golf (unmasked)
  3. noon-12:45 p.m., Panera (masked)
  4. 5:45 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Little Hacienda Little Pete’s Road (unmasked)
  • Saturday, July 4
  1. 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Price Chopper (unmasked)
  2. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Branson Shores Resort Pontoon Boat (unspecified)
  3. 3 p.m.-4 p.m., Branson Mountain Coaster (unspecified)
  4. 11 p.m., Branson Mountain Coaster (unspecified)
  5. 4:30-7:30 p.m., Dolly Parton's Stampede (unspecified)
  • Sunday, July 5
  1. 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Sanctuary of Hope Church (unspecified)
  • Tuesday, July 7
  1. 1 p.m.-2 p.m., Walmart on Hwy 76 (masked)
  2. 2 p.m.-3 p.m. Price Chopper (masked)
  3. Early morning to early evening, Old Navy, Tanger Outlet (masked)
  • Wednesday, July 8
  1. 8 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Krispy Kreme (masked)
  2. Mid-morning to early evening, Old Navy, Tanger Outlet (masked)
  3. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Recplex (masked)
  • Thursday, July 9
  1. Early morning to early evening, Old Navy, Tanger Outlet (masked)

If you were at any of these locations during those times, you should monitor for symptoms and contact a healthcare provider if any develop.
The Taney County Health Department (TCHD) is reporting 137 cases of COVID-19 in Taney County.  As of Tuesday, there had been three deaths, 52 recovered and 82 active cases.

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.