After concerns about partying during Memorial Day weekend and COVID-19 data, state officials emphasized personal responsibility and transparency.
Gov. Mike Parson addressed videos of packed crowds at Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks and reminded everyone of the importance of social distancing during a news conference Tuesday.
“We know that many people are excited about the progress that we have made during the reopening,” Parson said, “and we must remember that this is about a cause much bigger than ourselves.”
While Parson said the vacationers represent only “a small sample of Missouri,” there are concerns about the possibility of spreading COVID-19 when they return home. Leaders in St. Louis and Kansas City have requested people who went to the Ozarks to quarantine for 14 days.
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