Legion at the Lake: Crowds pack Lake of the Ozarks amid pandemic

Legion at the Lake: Crowds pack Lake of the Ozarks amid pandemic

OSAGE BEACH, Mo. — It is enterprise per normal on the Lake of the Ozarks as resorts, bars, eating places and vacationer sights keep busy with out-of-towners vacationing over Memorial Day Weekend.

Legion at the Lake: Crowds pack Lake of the Ozarks amid pandemic
Picture courtesy: Scott Pasmore

For Scott Pasmore, the lake is not only a trip spot, it is like a second residence.

“Since kindergarten, I have been coming right here. It is one among my favourite locations within the nation to return,” stated Scott Pasmore.

That is why the concern of COVID-19 did not scare him from coming to his favourite getaway.

All of it boils all the way down to what you do to your personal security,” stated Pasmore.

He is not the one one braving journey 1000’s are additionally right here for the vacation weekend.

I used to be at Backwater Jack’s,” stated Pasmore. “My buddy stated ‘I heard this place was packed, so lets go by and test it out.’ We pull in there stroll by a crowd go upstairs and go look over to a pool and completely packed. We went up on a deck I believed it might be safer and I shot this video.”

The truth is, the video he shot over the weekend went viral on social media. Making nationwide headlines, drawing harsh criticism and sparking a debate about whether or not or not companies are opening up too quickly.

Pasmore stated, whereas at Backwater Jack’s, he did not see anybody working towards social distancing.

Individuals wish to dwell their lives, and so they‘re prepared, however I believe they have to be sensible about it,” stated Pasmore.

This comes almost three weeks after Missouri lifted its stay-at-home order and has eased varied restrictions in response to COVID-19.

Missouri is presently beneath Part 1 of its reopening plan, the “Present Me Robust Restoration Order,” by Might 31, which states partially:

“When people go away their properties or locations of residence to work, to entry meals, well being care, requirements, or to interact in different actions, they need to always observe social distancing. People could go to and from a person’s place of worship, supplied that limitations on social distancing are correctly adhered to.”

Viewers additionally submitted user-generated content material to The News Observers that confirmed massive gatherings at Canine Days Bar and Grill in Osage Seashore.

KY3 reached out to a number of of the resorts, bars and swimming pools for a remark. The entire companies we reached out to both declined an interview or did not reply.


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