St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson condemned a pool party as “irresponsible and dangerous” at the Lake of the Ozarks resort in Missouri over the Memorial Day weekend, notes The Hill:
Now, these folks will be coming home to St. Louis and counties all over Missouri and the Midwest, raising concerns about the potential of more positive cases, hospitalizations, and tragically, deaths. It’s just deeply disturbing.
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Director Randall Williams released a statement warning the state’s residents to social distance, which the pool partiers clearly ignored at their own peril.
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson (R) allowed businesses to reopen on May 4 as long as social distancing rules are maintained.