Community exposures announced in Monett, Cassville

Friday, July 17, 2020

The Barry County Health Department is notifying the public of several potential exposures from a COVID-19 positive individual.

A recent positive case visited:

• July 10, Adelita’s in Cassville, 7-7:30 p.m.

• July 11, Walmart in Monett, 1-2 p.m.

• July 11 Dollar General on E. Broadway in Monett, 4:30-5 p.m.

• July 11 Oriental House in Cassville, 7:30-8 p.m.

• July 12, Walmart in Monett 6:30 p.m. to unknown (a positive case from another county)

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 can appear 2 to 14 days after exposure and include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, fever, muscle or body aches, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, or a new loss of taste or smell.

Anyone who has symptoms of COVID-19 should stay home, call a medical provider and wear a mask when near anyone who does not live in the same home.

“This COVID outbreak is a threat to everyone, and anyone not practicing physical distancing, wearing face covers when in public and diligently washing hands and cleaning surfaces should be prepared to contract COVID-19,” said Roger Brock, Barry County Health Department Administrator.

“This is a matter of personal responsibility,” said David Compton, Barry County Emergency Management director. “Individuals and businesses have a responsibility to protect those loved ones, friends, neighbors and customers.”

Community-wide COVID-19 testing is available free on July 18 in Cassville at Cassville High School. People may register online at https://health.mo.gov/communitytest or by calling 877-435-8411.

Barry County Phase 2 Mitigation Rules remain in effect. Those rules include required source control masking of service providers; recommends to physical distancing, cloth face coverings, and enhanced hygiene practices.

For more information about COVID-19, visit cdc.gov/coronavirus, call the Barry County Health Department at 417-847-2114 or the Missouri DHSS 24 hour hotline number at 877-435-8411.

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