Hairstylist Served Dozens Of Clients While Symptomatic

The Kansas City Star reports:

A Great Clips hairstylist exposed dozens of clients to coronavirus while showing symptoms, Missouri health officials say. The stylist at a salon franchise in Springfield served 84 clients and exposed seven coworkers, the Springfield County Health Department said. The hairstylist also visited a Dairy Queen, Walmart and fitness center, officials said. The hairstylist exhibited symptoms while working between May 12 and May 20.

The health department is providing testing to all people “directly exposed” to the hairstylist. The stylist and clients wore masks during the appointments, officials said. The announcement comes as barbers and salon operators and their customers across the U.S. fight to reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic. Missouri state leaders allowed these businesses to reopen May 4.