MISSOURI: Travel Warning Issued After “Reckless” Party

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports:

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page issued a travel advisory Monday in response to videos of crowds cramming into pools at the Lake of the Ozarks over Memorial Day weekend. Page’s order “urges those who ignored protective practices to self-quarantine for 14 days or until testing negative for COVID-19.”

“This reckless behavior endangers countless people and risks setting us back substantially from the progress we have made in slowing the spread,” Page said in the statement. The county executive’s office encouraged employers to ask about recent travels and social distancing behaviors when screening workers for returning to their jobs.

The Lake of the Ozarks, likely known by most as the setting for Netflix’s series “Ozark,” is about three hours from the state’s largest cities — St. Louis and Kansas City — making it the go-to in-state destination for vacations and holiday weekends.