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Six New Cases Of COVID-19, Unrelated To Great Clips, Announced In Greene County Thursday

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Michele Skalicky
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Cases of COVID-19 continue to increase in Greene County.  And late Thursday, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department announced six new confirmed cases.  Health officials said those cases are being investigated. 

The six were not clients of the Great Clips on S. Glenstone where two hair stylists with COVID-19 worked while symptomatic.  According to the health department, test results from 42 clients are back and all are negative.  Tests were offered to all 140 clients who had been in direct contact with the stylists.  Both the stylists and their clients wore masks.

Public health officials are warning of these possible exposures to COVID-19:

  • Monday, May 18: Walmart Supercenter at 1150 US 60 in Republic between 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. (symptomatic, not masked) 
  • Thursday, May 21: Walmart Supercenter at 2021 E. Independence around 6 p.m.  (infectious, not masked) 
  • Friday, May 22: Walmart Supercenter at 1150 US 60 in Republic around 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. (infectious, not masked) 
  • Saturday, May 23: Burlington at 3860 W Washita St. between 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. (infectious, not masked) 
  • Sunday, May 24: Aldi at 421 E. Battlefield around 1 p.m. (symptomatic, not masked) 
  • Sunday, May 24: Target at 1825 E. Primrose around 5 p.m. (infectious, not masked) 

These individuals visited these locations prior to being diagnosed, according to the health department.  

Anyone who was at those locations on those dates is considered at low risk for contracting COVID-19 but should monitor for symptoms.  Those include cough, shortness of breath, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat and new loss of taste or smell.

If symptoms develop, seek virtual care options. 

Learn more here.