Potential COVID-19 exposures in Monett announced

Friday, October 9, 2020

State Farm, Game Commander and Burger King listed in release

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

A recent positive person visited:

• Oct. 2 Game Commander

• Oct. 5, State Farm (Kyler St.)

Additionally, three Burger King employees have tested positive for COVID-19

Burger King has made the choice to temporally close. The company will announce its reopening date.

The Barry County Health Department continues to work with all of these businesses, to ensure that plans are in place to allow each business to continue to operate in the safest possible manner.

People at these locations are at low risk of contracting COVID-19, unless they had close contact with the COVID-19 positive person.

Barry County Health Department Administrator Roger Brock noted that every person in Barry County is at risk of being in contact with a COVID-19 positive person anytime you are in public.

“Cloth face coverings continue to be one of the best ways to prevent or reduce the spread of COVID-19,” he said. “In an effort to protect employees and customers, businesses can and should consider requiring all persons to wear cloth face coverings, while in the building.”

Due to the prevalence of COVID-19 in the community, all persons should monitor for symptoms, which 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 believes they have 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.

Barry County Phase 2 Mitigation rules have been extended through Dec. 31 and include required source control masking of service providers, recommended 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 call the Missouri DHSS 24 hour hotline number at 877-435-8411.

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