UPDATE: Second stylist at Great Clips in Missouri sick with COVID-19

Posted on 23 May 2020 at 6:41pm
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SPRINGFIELD — A Springfield hairstylist served 84 clients over eight days while experiencing symptoms of coronavirus, and now a coworker is sick, health officials said.

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department announced in a Facebook post Saturday that 56 other Great Clips clients were potentially exposed by the second stylist.

The announcement came one day after the health department’s director, Clay Goddard, said in a news briefing that the first stylist to get sick worked eight days from May 12 to May 20, with only the 18th off.

The coworker then worked five shifts from May 16 to 20 while experiencing very mild symptoms. 

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