A Missouri hair stylist has exposed 91 people to the novel Coronavirus. Health officials say they are tracking down the 91 possibly infected people to check if they are positive.

On Friday, Health officials said the symptomatic hair stylist who worked in Springfield, Missouri exposed the people to the virus while working for 8 days.

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The Director of the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, Clay Goddard said the 91 people exposed included 84 clients of the shop known as Great Clips and seven other workers who worked with the stylist.


According to Goddard, all the 91 wore masks at the time of the exposure. No one has tested positive in connection to the exposure at Great Clips yet but they County has recorded a number of cases. He further said at the Friday news conference that the 91 when traced and found will be offered tests to ascertain their condition.

Goddard explained that more cases of this nature in the County can put pressure on facilities and make it difficult for them to care for the patients.

“The hair stylist worked while sick,” he said. “I’m gong to be honest with you: We can’t have many more of these,” he said.

Hairstylist were allowed to open by Missouri state as part of a strategic reopening plan.

Goddard said that the facility was closed down for disinfection and it is safe to use it now. He asked residents to look out for signs and isolate if they visited the salon, Walmart, CVS pharmacy, Diary Queen and other facilities in the same vicinity with Great Clips.

Missouri has recorded more than 11,000 confirmed cases and 671 deaths.

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