Update on COVID-19 outbreak at Tequila’s 2

Staff Reports

The joint investigation by the Taney County Health Department and the Stone County Health Department of a COVID-19 outbreak associated with Tequila’s 2 restaurant in Branson continues. At this point in time, the restaurant remains voluntarily closed.

This investigation involves only the Tequila’s location in Branson; the location in Branson West has no reported cases of COVID-19, and remains open.

Known community exposure dates are June 10 through June 16. Currently, multiple known positive cases are associated with the restaurant, with cases spanning three counties. Close contacts of positive cases continue to be notified and quarantined.

This investigation is in progress and more information will be released as it becomes available.

If you have been to the restaurant during this timeframe, please monitor for COVID-19 symptoms. You do not need to quarantine or isolate at this time, but are being asked to monitor for symptoms and contact your healthcare provider if you begin experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.

TCHD recommends anyone in the community displaying COVID-19 symptoms to contact their healthcare provider and seek testing. Cox Health continues to offer free virtual visits using the code COVID, and can typically offer same day testing. TCHD continues to recommend face coverings, social distancing, and staying home when sick to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Total cases in Taney County now stands at 33, with 18 still active. In Stone County, the total is up to 10 cases.

For more information contact the Taney County Health Department at 417-334-4544, visit our website at www.taneycohealth.org.

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