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Springfield-Greene County Health Department releases possible community exposures from COVID-19 patients

FILE - In this April 16, 2020, file photo, vials containing nasal swabs collected at a COVID-19 drive-through testing site are dropped into a plastic bag to be sent off for processing after being collected in St. Louis. An Associated Press review of more than 20 states found that before the coronavirus outbreak many had at least a modest supply of N95 masks, gowns, gloves and other medical equipment. But those supplies often were well past their expiration dates, left over from the H1N1 influenza outbreak a decade ago. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
FILE - In this April 16, 2020, file photo, vials containing nasal swabs collected at a COVID-19 drive-through testing site are dropped into a plastic bag to be sent off for processing after being collected in St. Louis. An Associated Press review of more than 20 states found that before the coronavirus outbreak many had at least a modest supply of N95 masks, gowns, gloves and other medical equipment. But those supplies often were well past their expiration dates, left over from the H1N1 influenza outbreak a decade ago. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)(KY3)
Published: Jul. 3, 2020 at 7:50 PM CDT
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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department released several potential community exposures from four COVID-19 positive individuals.

Prior to being diagnosed, three of these individuals (one of which is a case from another jurisdiction) went to the following locations:

*Wednesday, June 24: Visited Genesis Health Club North at 1828 N Glenstone Ave. from 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (infectious but not symptomatic, not masked)

*Thursday, June 25: Visited Sam’s Club at 745 W. El Camino Alto from 12:30- 1 p.m. (infectious but not symptomatic, not masked)

*Saturday, June 27: Visited Genesis Health Club North at 1828 N Glenstone Ave. from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. for fitness class with participants spaced 6 feet apart (infectious and symptomatic, not masked)

*Sunday, June 28: Visited Sam’s Club at 3660 E. Sunshine St. between 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. for about 20 minutes (infectious and symptomatic, not masked)

*Thursday, July 2: Visited Apple Market at 319 S. Main St. in Rogersville at 2 p.m. for about 20 minutes (infectious and symptomatic, not masked)

*Thursday, July 2: Visited Walmart at 2021 E. Independence St. at 4 p.m. for about an hour (infectious and symptomatic, not masked)

*Prior to being diagnosed, a fourth individual worked at the Walmart at 2825 N Kansas Expressway during the following dates:

-Tuesday, June 23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Infectious but not symptomatic, masked)

-Wednesday, June 24 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (infectious and symptomatic, masked)

-Thursday, June 25 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (infectious and 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.

Three new positive COVID-19 cases were reported by the Health Department, bringing the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 323.

COVID-19 is spread through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It spreads between people who are in close contact with one another.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include:

*Fever or chills

*Cough

*Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

*Fatigue

*Muscle or body aches

*Headache

*New loss of taste or smell

*Sore throat

*Congestion or runny nose

*Nausea or vomiting

*Diarrhea

If symptoms do develop, seek medical attention.

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