Possible COVID-19 exposures announced

Monday, June 22, 2020

Positive case visited Monett YMCA, Monett restaurant

The Barry County Health Department is announcing more locations visited recently by a person who tested positive for COVID-19.

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 15, Monett Family Restaurant from 11 a.m. to noon

• June 15, YMCA in Monett from 3-5 p.m.

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.

The Health Department reports a total 33 cases of COVID-19. All individuals who have tested positive or who have had close contact with a positive case are in isolation or quarantine and are monitored daily by Health Department staff.

“with the rise of COVID-19 cases in southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas, it is important to remain cautious,” said Roger Brock, Barry County Health Department administrator. “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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