Additional locations visited by COVID-19 positive released

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

The Barry County Health Department has reported 22 cases of COVID-19 in Barry County, and it is offering more information on one of the cases’ locations visited recently.

“As a part of our ongoing disease investigations, we have identified locations recently identified COVID-19 positive persons visited,” said Roger Brock, Barry County Health Department Administrator. “Those individuals are in isolation and are monitored daily by the Barry County Health Department. The Barry County Health Department is notifying the public of these potential exposures from a COVID-19 positive individual.”

A recent positive case visited:

• June 10, MO Wings in Monett from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

• June 14, Walmart in Cassville from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., a mask was worn and the person had no symptoms.

People visiting these locations on these dates, who did not have close contact, are at low risk of contracting COVID-19, but should monitor for symptoms. COVID-19 symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath or at least two of the following, fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell.

Symptoms may begin two days to two weeks after exposure.

There is no need for self-quarantine or isolate unless symptoms develop. Anyone who develops symptoms should call their primary care provider or the Barry County Health Department at 417-847-2114.

“With additional testing we expect to additional cases, which is evidence that COVID-19 continues to be present in the community and all people should take precautions,” Brock said. “When you go out, practice physical distancing, wear a cloth face covering, and wash your hands often.”

For more information about COVID-19, people may visit cdc.gov/coronavirus, call the Barry County Health Department or the Missouri DHSS 24 hour hotline number at 877-435-8411.

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