Boone County Resident Who Tested Positive For COVID-19 Visited Lake Of The Ozarks | KBIA

Boone County Resident Who Tested Positive For COVID-19 Visited Lake Of The Ozarks

May 29, 2020

The Camden County Health Department confirmed Friday that a Boone County resident who tested positive for COVID-19 visited Lake of the Ozarks over Memorial Day weekend. In a news release, the department listed a number of establishments the person visited, including some depicted in videos that attracted international attention over the past week. 

Camden County Health Director Bee Dampier said in the release her department was releasing the information, "due to the need to inform mass numbers of unknown people." Videos from venues at the lake showed large groups of people congregating in and around pools in close proximity to one another. The release said the Boone County resident arrived at the lake on Saturday, May 23 and developed symptoms on Sunday, meaning they were likely incubating the illness at the time of their visit. The timeline released by the department said the person visited the following locations:

     Saturday, May 23

  • Backwater Jack's: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Shady Gators and Lazy Gators Pool: 5:40 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Backwater Jack's: 9:40 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Sunday, May 24

  • Buffalo Wild Wings 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. 
  • Shady Gators 2:30 p.m. until 6:30 or 7 p.m. 

The press release asked anyone who visited those locations during those times to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, cough, shortness of breath, body aches, headache, nausea, vomiting diarrhea and loss of taste or smell. 

Earlier Friday, Columbia-Boone County Health Director Stephanie Browning confirmed the county resident who visited the lake was one of the 20 new cases her department confirmed over the past week. As of Friday evening, there were 32 active cases in the county, up from 12 a week prior.