No new cases after Springfield hairstylists test positive for COVID-19

No clients who came into contact with two Springfield hairdressers with COVID-19 have tested positive for the disease, ABC News reports.

The Great Clips employees potentially exposed 140 customers to the virus between May 12 and May 20. The clients at risk were all notified and offered testing.

Only 46 people got tested. None tested positive for the virus.

Both hairstylists were asymptomatic and were wearing face masks. According to Springfield’s top health official, the use of personal protective equipment helped to limit transmission of the virus.

“We are studying more closely the details of these exposures, including what types of face coverings were worn and what other precautions were taken,” Clay Goddard, Springfield-Greene County health director, told ABC News.

The salon has temporarily closed. It will reopen based on guidance from the health department.

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