Lake Of The Ozarks Partygoer Is Coronavirus Positive, May Have Spread COVID-19 At Party


A Boone County resident, who visited the Lake of the Ozarks for a party over Memorial Day weekend, has been tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the latest report obtained from the Camden County Health Department on Friday.

“The case arrived here on Saturday and developed illness on Sunday, so was likely incubating illness and possibly infectious at the time of the visit,” the health department said in a press release.

The partygoer, according to the reports, was already sick before joining the bash, which hardly followed the social distancing standards. Hence, it is believed that the virus may have spread to other people present over there at that point in time.

“Due to the need to inform mass numbers of unknown people, we are publicly releasing the following timeline, which was provided by the case,” Health Director Bee Dampier confirmed.

The press conference came up as a warning to those who were present at the venue at the same time. Along with the party details, the officials also released a timeline to emphasize on the activities of the infected person so that the people, who might suspect themselves to have come in contact with the COVID-19 positive, could get tested for the virus instantly.

The infected partygoer, who remains unidentified, went to a bar called Backwater Jacks and stayed there from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday (May 23).

The partier spent a few hours at the waterfront restaurant and enjoyed at the live music venue, Shady Gators and Lazy Gators Pool, until 9 p.m.

The COVID-19 positive had lunch at Buffalo Wild Wings on Sunday (May 24) before going back to the live music venue. The infected partier left at around 7 p.m.

Through the timeline, it is believed that the public who may have visited these places on the said dates could trace their symptoms. In case, they find themselves suffering from fever, cough, shortness of breath, headache, diarrhea, loss of taste and smell, nausea, body aches, etc., they should report to the medical units to get COVID-19 tests done immediately.

Camden County Health Department officials further confirmed that no new COVID-19 cases had been reported this week.

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