A Missouri man said he felt angry when he found out he was one of the 140 customers who were exposed to Covid-19 at a hair salon in Springfield-Greene County.
"My first thoughts were anger, you know, just a normal reaction," Erik Chase told CNN on Tuesday. "And then I had grief and then it was guilt. And then after that, it was, okay, I need to go into proactive mode and go down my list of people I have come into contact with and notify them that I had been exposed."
Chase said he had his hair cut at the salon on May 17 and was notified May 23 by the county Health Department that he had been exposed and was mandated to quarantine until May 31. Chase said he was not told where he had been exposed.
Chase said one of the most difficult aspects of being quarantined is he cannot take care of his mother, who is currently in the hospital.
"I'm her primary point of contact, so the ability to reach out and see her and see how she's doing, like through that human connect, I'm not able to do because I'm on quarantine," Chase said.
He said he is "concerned" of testing positive for Covid-19 as he is both diabetic and immunocompromised.
"Because now you have that sense of, if I get a cough or I sneeze, I'm a little cold, do I have it?" Chase said.
Chase said he is currently asymptomatic and expects to be tested for the virus either today or tomorrow.