BONNE TERRE, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- The St. Francois County Health Center (SFCHC) is investigating a report of a possible coronavirus exposure at a wedding in Bonne Terre, Missouri.
In a press release, the SFCHC said two people attended a wedding at Heritage Hall on March 14 who have tested positive for COVID-19. Both were symptomatic while attending the event.
"We have worked through much of Friday night, but have had difficulty obtaining a full list with contact information. It is also possible that there were people in attendance that were not listed," said Health Center Director Amber Elliott said.
The SFCHC is working to identify everyone who was on the guest list. About 200 people attended the wedding, including guests from the St. Francois County area and other jurisdictions.
“Because this was a large event, it is difficult to know exactly who were close contacts to the confirmed cases that evening. Close contacts are anyone who was within six feet of a confirmed case for at least 15-30 minutes," Elliott continued.
Elliott said the family has received threats from the public surrounding the wedding.
"It is a very unfortunate event; however, threatening people won’t help and may even discourage people who are symptomatic from coming forward for testing,” Elliott said.
All attendees are urged to self-quarantined through March 28 and monitor for symptoms.
Anyone who develops a fever greater than 100.4 or a cough will be instructed to call their healthcare provider to be tested. If an attendee develops shortness of breath or becomes urgently ill, they should call their local hospital before arriving.