New Case of COVID-19 in Taney County, Total Up to 26

Press Release

The Taney County Health Department (TCHD) has confirmed the 26th case of COVID-19 in Taney County.

The Communicable Disease Team has been in touch with the individual who is isolating at home. All close contacts have been notified and are in quarantine.

Prior to being diagnosed, this case visited the following locations:

Saturday, June 6th from 2:45 pm-4:45pm CarHop Auto Sales and Finance 528 N Glenstone in Springfield (unmasked)

Saturday, June 13th in the evening WalMart SuperCenter in Branson (unmasked)

“We also want to update the community on case number 25.” states Lisa Marshall, Director of TCHD, “The Communicable Disease Team has completed its investigation and has confirmed that there was no community exposure for case 25.”

COVID-19 is spread through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It spreads between people who are in close contact with one another. The best way to control the spread of COVID-19 is to wear a face covering or mask and practice social distancing, hand hygiene and avoiding crowded areas.

TCHD is also stressing the importance of getting tested if you have symptoms of COVID-19. This can be done through your healthcare provider or using a CoxHealth Virtual Visit, which is free using the code COVID.

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