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Public Warned Of Potential COVID-19 Exposures In Southwest Missouri

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department
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There’s been another potential exposure to COVID-19 in Greene County.

According to the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, a person with the illness who had not been diagnosed went to the Walmart Supercenter in Republic Sunday, June 7, around 2 p.m. and to Lowe’s in Republic the same day around 3 p.m.  They were infectious and symptomatic and were not wearing a face covering.

Anyone at those locations at those times should monitor for symptoms and contact a health provider if any develop.

The Taney County Health Department has confirmed the 14th case of COVID-19 in that county. The case  is considered community spread at this time, according to TCHD. 

Prior to being diagnosed, the most recent case visited the following businesses:

  • Friday, June 5:  Carpet Plus in Hollister between 4:00 pm- 4:15 pm (unmasked)
  • Saturday, June 6:  Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama Dinner and Show between 6:00 pm- 10:30 pm (unmasked)  
  • Saturday, June 6:  Shepherd of the Hills Shop, Spoon Attics, for 5-10 minutes 
  • Saturday, June 6:  Rode the tram between 8:00 and 8:30 pm and again around 10:30 pm
  • Saturday, June 6:  Andy’s Frozen Custard walk up window between 11:15-11:30 pm (unmasked)
  • Sunday, June 7:  Home Depot between 2:45- 3:00 pm (unmasked)
  • Sunday, June 7:  Target between 3:00-3:15 pm (masked)
  • Sunday, June 7:  Subway at Walmart on Branson Hills Parkway between 3:30- 4:15 (masked)
  • Monday June 8:  Lakeland Pharmacy on Branson Hills Parkway between 2:00-2:15 pm (masked)

Individuals who visited these locations on these dates should monitor for symptoms, according to TCHD. There is no need to self-quarantine or isolate unless symptoms develop. If you do begin to experience symptoms, please contact your healthcare provider. 

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.