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Springfield-Greene County Health Department No Longer Notifies Public Of Low-Risk COVID-19 Exposures

Michele Skalicky

The decision by the Springfield-Greene County Health Department to stop notifying the public of low-risk potential COVID-19 exposure locations is due to several factors, according to the department.  One is the masking ordinance in effect in Springfield that’s expected to help slow the spread of COVID-19. 

Officials said there were 240 new cases of COVID-19 between July 9 and July 16, and those cases point to significant community spread of the illness.

They say any public location should now be treated as a potential source of exposure.

Contact tracing and quarantine of positive cases and close contacts will continue.  And the health department will notify the public of any high-risk public exposures.