Two people who went to the candlelight vigil on racial injustice at Park Central Square in Springfield on June 7 have tested positive for COVID-19.
They’re part of the latest group of potential community exposures in Springfield.
In all, four people were at a variety of locations between June 5 and June 12.
Health officials say the risk of exposure is low.
📣 We are notifying the public of potential COVID-19 exposures.
Prior to being diagnosed, four of our positive cases visited several locations in Springfield.
Full details here ➡️ https://t.co/Rsx3fbIMMP
— S-GC Health Dept. (@SGCHD) June 17, 2020
Here’s more on the exposures from the Springfield-Greene County Health Department:
The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of potential community exposures from four COVID-19 positive individuals.
Prior to being diagnosed, our cases visited the following locations:
- Friday, June 5: Ebbets Field at 1027 E Walnut from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.
(infectious but not symptomatic, not masked, sat outside)
- Saturday, June 6: HomeGoods at 3333 S Glenstone from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. (infectious and symptomatic, not masked)
- Sunday, June 7: Two cases attended a candlelight vigil in downtown Springfield around 9 p.m. (both infectious but not symptomatic, not masked)
- Tuesday, June 9: Michelle Nails & Spa at 1550 E Battlefield from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. (infectious and symptomatic, masked)
- Thursday, June 11: Walmart Supercenter at 3315 S Campbell between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. (infectious but not symptomatic, masked)
- Friday, June 12: Barnes & Noble at 3055 S Glenstone from 1 p.m. to 1:15 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.
These latest cases are yet another reminder for all of us to interact with our environment carefully. When we go out in public, we need to practice physical distancing and wear a mask whenever possible. If someone is sick or thinks they may be sick, they need to stay home.
A timeline of all known potential community exposures in the last 14 days is available here.
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
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
If symptoms do develop, seek medical attention.
If you are sick, you can use virtual care options to seek medical treatment without exposing others to illness. Links are available at health.springfieldmo.gov/coronavirus.
For more information about COVID-19, visit our website at health.springfieldmo.gov/coronavirus.