Missouri hairstylist went to work with coronavirus symptoms, exposed 91 clients, co-workers: officials


Missouri health officials have issued a public warning after a hairstylist exposed 91 people to the coronavirus at a hair salon.

The exposure took place this month at a Great Clips in Springfield, Springfield-Greene County Health Department Director Clay Goddard said Friday.

“I’ll be honest, I’m very frustrated to be up here today and maybe more so I’m disappointed,” he said.

Those who were exposed were 84 customers who got haircuts from the hairstylist between May 12 and May 20 and seven co-workers, Goddard told a coronavirus news briefing Friday.

The hairstylist was exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms as she cut hair on those days.

Health department contact tracers were tracking down the customers. The co-workers... (Read more)

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