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Health Department: COVID-19 case visited multiple businesses

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department announced Friday that an individual with COVID-19 visited a handful of businesses this month.

The unidentified individual on May 2 went to Aldi at 2847 E. Sunshine St., and shortly after, the Walmart store at 2021 E. Independence St. On May 4, the individual dined in at Sugarfire Smokehouse, 1730 E. Republic Road, according to a Health Department news release. The person on May 5 dined in at El Patron Mexican Grill in Seymour before visiting the Price Cutter store at 4228 S. National Ave.

Health Department spokesperson Kathryn Wall said the individual was symptomatic but had not been diagnosed with COVID-19 when they visited the businesses. Citing Health Department policy, she declined to say when the person was diagnosed with the virus.

The visit to Sugarfire Smokehouse came the same day restaurants were allowed to reopen to dine-in customers, with occupancy restrictions.

Health Department officials say anyone who went to one of the businesses visited by the individual are at low risk of contracting the coronavirus. However, they should monitor for symptoms, including cough, fever and shortness of breath, according to the release.

Greene County officials have now confirmed 103 coronavirus cases as of this morning. There are 15 active cases, according to a Health Department dashboard posted to


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