St. Louis County issues travel advisory in wake of Lake Of Ozarks holiday partying

Sam Page
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CLAYTON (KMOX) -- St. Louis County Executive Sam Page wants anyone who went to Lake of the Ozarks over the weekend to self-quarantine for two weeks.“This reckless behavior endangers countless people and risks setting us back substantially from the progress we have made in slowing the spread of COVID-19,” Page said in a statement. “I encourage everyone to follow the Department of Public Health advisory to determine a safe path forward in the workplace.”

The St. Louis County Department of Public Health has issued a travel advisory -- it calls for anyone who got within six feet of someone else -- so basically anyone -- to quarantine for 14 days or until they test negative for COVID-19.

This is what the party looked like.

No covid concerns at the lake of the ozarks-- #loto

— Scott Pasmore (@scottpasmoretv) May 24, 2020  The department also wants a two-week quarantine for those who were traveling with -- or live with -- someone who's more likely to get infected. 

Related: Photos show packed Memorial Day gatherings at Missouri’s Lake of the OzarksRelated: World Health Organization warns that 1st wave of pandemic not over

 As businesses start to reopen, the health department's also recommending businesses screen their employees and ask questions about Memorial Day weekend travel.

Memorial Day Pool Party in the Ozarks! via @YouTube #COVIDIDIOTS Anyone who didn’t practice CDC, DHSS, and KCMO Health Department social distancing guidance should self quarantine for 14 days if they have any compassion for others.

— Rex Archer, M.D., M.P.H. (@RexArcherMD) May 26, 2020  The advisory is only a suggestion and is not binding.© 2020 KMOX (Entercom). All rights reserved.