City of Columbia - Columbia Boone County Health Department Booune County Missouri

1005 W. Worley St.
Columbia, MO 65203

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 3, 2020

CONTACT: Steven Sapp
Community Relations Director
City of Columbia
Steven.Sapp@CoMo.gov

Public Health Alert: Possible public exposure of coronavirus

(COLUMBIA, MO) - Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services (PHHS) is alerting Boone County residents that they may have been exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 if they were at  Willie’s Pub and Pool, 1109 East Broadway, or Silverball, 122 South 9th Street, on the evening of Friday, June 26. The possible exposure resulted from crowded conditions which resulted in the lack of social distancing requirements businesses are required to follow as part of Special Health Order 2020-07 as well as an inability to identify all possible close contacts.

People who were at these establishments during this period are advised to monitor for symptoms consistent with the virus, as they may have been in close contact with a customer(s) who was infectious at that time. No other action is needed at this time. 

Those symptoms include:
  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
Only those with symptoms or known close contact to a known COVID-19 case need to quarantine. Please contact your healthcare provider and get tested if you develop symptoms. After being tested, remain at home away from others while awaiting results. If you test positive, you will be asked to quarantine for 14 days.

Testing is available through physician’s order. For more information on local testing sites, visit: 
  • Regional testing sites: https://www.como.gov/health/novel-coronavirus-2019-covid-19/
  • Missouri testing sites: https://health.mo.gov/…/novel-coronavirus/mobile-testing.php for listings of a site near you.
Please note that due to HIPAA regulations, PHHS does not disclose or confirm any information about positive cases, nor identify businesses that have had employees or customers that test positive unless risk of exposure is high and contact tracing is not possible. All residents are strongly encouraged to act as if they could be exposed at any time at any location by always practicing social distancing as well as other mitigation efforts to avoid becoming infected.

Further information about this exposure will not be released in order to maintain the integrity of the ongoing epidemiological investigation. 


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Columbia is the best place for everyone to live, work, learn and play.

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To serve the public through democratic, transparent and efficient government.

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