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Mon May 25, 2020, 06:49 PM

St. Louis County issues travel advisory after viral photos of crowded Lake of the Ozarks bars

Source: KSDK

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — A lack of social distancing over the holiday weekend prompted St. Louis County’s top leader to ask for a travel advisory — and urge anyone who ignored social distancing over the holiday weekend to self-quarantine for 14 days.

County Executive Sam Page asked the St. Louis County Department of Public Health to issue the advisory as workers head back to their jobs “after ignoring social distancing practices outlined by public health experts to protect against COVID-19,” the county executive said in a news release Monday afternoon.

Viral photos and videos from the Lake of the Ozarks showed people crowded in swim-up bars, outdoor restaurants and patios. Banners asked patrons to keep a safe social distance, but people were shoulder-to-shoulder and no masks could be seen.

Read more: https://www.ksdk.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/st-louis-county-travel-advisory-lake-ozarks-coronavirus/63-c7c4ed30-5fdc-451a-a833-2fb2e7a161cc

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 07:24 PM

1. The invincibility of youth meets social Darwinism meets plenary exemption

It's called risk.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #1)

Tue May 26, 2020, 02:22 AM

8. If only they themselves were the only ones being put at risk...

...but, as the County Executive (who I predict will soon be the target of recall efforts, if not worse threats, from the "FREEDUMB!!!" brigade) pointed out, the covidiots are now back at work, sharing close quarters with those not at the lake that day -- some of whom will undoubtedly be older and in the high-risk category.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 08:05 PM

2. Hold my beer. Thousands of covidiots who partied like it's 1999

in Galveston over the long weekend are going to be out there working, shopping at the pharmacy and grocery store(the only two places I dare to go, mask always on)

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Response to ResistantAmerican17 (Reply #2)

Mon May 25, 2020, 08:35 PM

4. You might want to start wearing

goggles as well.

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #4)

Mon May 25, 2020, 09:15 PM

6. I'm close, hopefully. I wear large sized prescription sunglasses.

Inside and out.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 08:18 PM

3. good on st louis county's top leader .

stoopid is as stoopid does .

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 09:07 PM

5. Riiight;

Like these morons with the brains of an amoeba are going to self quarantine for 2 weeks, cause ‘merica, freedumb and Trump!

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 09:39 PM

7. Uhh, Houston, we too have a problem

Footage of packed pool party at Houston club draws criticism, 5/25/20
https://news.yahoo.com/footage-packed-pool-party-houston-151247419.html

A Houston club is under fire after footage surfaced of it hosting busy pool parties over Memorial Day weekend, despite state social distancing guidelines ( https://www.click2houston.com/news/local/2020/05/25/social-media-reacts-to-videos-of-overcrowded-pool-party-in-houston-during-coronavirus-pandemic/ <-- a couple of good pictures but no video here).

Video (darn no link) of a pool party on Saturday at Clé Houston, a club in the city’s Midtown, shows a crowded outdoor gathering with no masks in sight.

Bars and clubs were allowed to reopen in Texas after COVID-19 lockdowns, but only at 25 percent capacity. It was not clear what percentage capacity Clé Houston had reached during the weekend pool parties. The club could not immediately be reached on Monday by NBC News.

Houston's fire chief, Samuel Pena, said on Twitter that his department has responded to about 300 complaints of violations of the governor’s reopening orders over Memorial Day weekend.

The city's mayor, Sylvester Turner, said Houston will close businesses that don’t follow state guidelines.

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Response to progree (Reply #7)

Tue May 26, 2020, 02:41 AM

10. That's the problem with these "25%" or "50%" capacity rules...

In the first place, rules mean nothing when the establishment does nothing to enforce them. But, even then, the "capacity" is calculated as the number of people who could be crammed in shoulder-to-shoulder and still be able to evacuate safely in the case of a fire. Practically no one ever hits full capacity, except maybe for Irish bars on St. Patrick's Day. So "50% capacity" basically translates to "an ordinary busy day" pretty much everywhere.

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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #10)

Tue May 26, 2020, 04:09 AM

11. At least in Minnesota, the "capacity" means the capacity according to the fire codes,

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also known as maximum occupancy, but yes, if nobody is enforcing these, they don't mean anything.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 02:33 AM

9. They should put a fence around it with a gate only opening in one direction, keeping idiots inside.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 01:57 PM

12. travel advisory? And how in the world are you going to enforce this damn advisory. Isn't it a

little too late by now? Idiots. The Lake of the Ozarks and all of its businesses bear a huge responsibility to the rest of the state for putting the rest of us in harm's way w/ this idiotic behavior on the part of their pool goers/etc.

I think that this will backlash badly against these businesses in the center of MO. Or, at least I hope it does.

KCMO and STLMO had just gotten out of stay at home orders, and now this crap.

Thanks a lot MO and Ozark business owners.

Heck of a lot of responsibility to the rest of the state of MO for a little money, eh? I feel like the 30 pieces of silver and Judas scenario applies somehow here...for a little money, put the rest of the state in harm's way...I hope you choke on the money you made over the memorial day weekend w/ your irresponsible actions.

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