LAKE OF THE OZARKS, MO (KMOV) – Missouri’s top health official said there haven’t been any more COVID-19 cases connected to a Memorial Day weekend party at the Lake of the Ozarks.
CAMDEN COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- Health officials in the Lake of the Ozarks have confirmed a person who was COVID-19 positive was at several crowded bars over Memorial Day weekend, including those captured on videos that circled the internet.
Videos showing crowds not wearing masks or social distancing made national headlines.
Saying they took necessary precautions, Backwater Jacks in the Lake of the Ozarks defended their decision to host a party in which videos posted to social media showed large crowds and little social distancing.
Last week, a Boone County resident who said they were at crowded bars in the area over the Memorial Day weekend tested positive for COVID-19. However, Dr. Randall Williams, director of the Department of Health and Senior Services, said contact tracing has been done and to his knowledge there have been no more positive cases.