Hair stylist worked eight days with COVID-19 symptoms

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A Springfield hairstylist served 84 clients over eight days while experiencing symptoms of coronavirus, health officials say.

Springfield-Greene County Health Department director Clay Goddard said in a news briefing Friday that the stylist worked the eight days between May 12 and May 20 at a Great Clips.

All of the stylist’s clients wore masks and will be tested, as will the stylist’s coworkers, the Springfield News-Leader reports.

The announcement came just days after city officials announced plans to relax even more distancing requirements and about a week after the health department started seeing an influx of new travel-related infections.

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