Lifestyle Health Second Hairstylist at Same Missouri Salon Tests Positive for Coronavirus, at Least 140 Exposed The infected stylist worked at the salon for eight days while feeling sick By Georgia Slater Georgia Slater Twitter Georgia Slater is a writer/reporter on the Parents team at PEOPLE. People Editorial Guidelines Published on May 23, 2020 06:00 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Google Maps A Missouri hairstylist exposed 91 people to the novel coronavirus after working in a salon for more than a week while feeling sick, health officials said. The stylist tested positive for the virus and was working at a Great Clips in Springfield from May 12 through May 20, Today reported. The infected worker, who was not identified, exposed 84 customers and possibly seven coworkers, said Clay Goddard, director of the Springfield-Greene County Health Department. Then on May 23, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department said a second hairstylist at the same salon tested positive for coronavirus. "At this time, this is the only other positive result we have had from those tested as a result of the previous exposure," officials said. "The individual and their clients were wearing face coverings. The 56 clients potentially directly exposed will be notified by the Health Department and be offered testing." Hair salons in the state were allowed to reopen beginning May 4 under Missouri's initial recovery phase. Those who recently went to the same locations as the infected stylists, including a Walmart, CVS pharmacy and a Dairy Queen, were encouraged to keep an eye out for any coronavirus symptoms and to follow proper precautions should they feel sick. At Least 36,000 Lives Could Have Been Saved if Coronavirus Lockdowns Started 1 Week Earlier Leren Lu/Getty According to Goddard, health officials believe one of the stylists contracted the virus while traveling in a different area of Missouri. "The good news is both the clients and the hairstylists were masked," Goddard said of those exposed at the salon. The Great Clips location closed for sanitizing and deep cleaning after learning of the sick employee, the co-owners of the salon told KYTV, adding that the stylist is currently "following medical advice and taking appropriate actions." Goddard noted that it is now "safe to go" back to the location. As information about the coronavirus pandemic rapidly changes, PEOPLE is committed to providing the most recent data in our coverage. Some of the information in this story may have changed after publication. For the latest on COVID-19, readers are encouraged to use online resources from CDC, WHO, and local public health departments. PEOPLE has partnered with GoFundMe to raise money for the COVID-19 Relief Fund, a GoFundMe.org fundraiser to support everything from frontline responders to families in need, as well as organizations helping communities. For more information or to donate, click here.