Hair stylist in Missouri potentially exposed 91 people to coronavirus

Hairdresser Drying Woman's Hair With Hair Dryer In Beauty Studio. Selective Focus Empty Space

Hairdresser Drying Woman's Hair With Hair Dryer In Beauty Studio. Selective Focus Empty Space

A hair stylist in Missouri worked eight days while experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, health officials said, directly exposing 84 clients to the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus.

"The 84 clients potentially directly exposed will be notified by the Health Department and be offered testing, as will seven coworkers",

"It is the hope of the department that because face coverings were worn throughout this exposure timeline, no additional cases will result", the Springfield-Greene county health department said in a statement.
The hairstylist also visited a Dairy Queen, Walmart and fitness center, officials said.

"We've closed the salon where the employee works and it's now undergoing additional sanitizing and deep cleaning consistent with guidance from the Springfield-Greene County Health Department and the CDC". "And maybe more so, I'm disappointed".

While both the stylist and the clients wore masks, and the business kept detailed records that allowed contact tracers to identify the clients, health officials expressed frustration with the situation.

"One of our new cases returned from travel and then worked as a hair stylist for eight days while symptomatic", he said. "We will reopen the salon based on guidance from the health department".

Goddard said people not already contacted by the health department are considered to be "low risk".

Goddard commended Great Clips' actions and deemed the location safe to customers during a news conference Friday. We've closed the salon where the employee works and it's now undergoing additional sanitizing and deep cleaning consistent with guidance from the Springfield-Greene County Health Department and the CDC.

"We are hopeful that their strictly-enforced policy of masking will prevent any future spread from this case. We've closed the salon where the employee works and it's now undergoing additional sanitizing and deep cleaning", the owners of the business said in a statement to CNN affiliate KYTV. We can't have many more of these. "I think we need to comprehend the consequences of this". "We can't make this a regular habit or our capabilities as a community will be strained".

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