The weekend, hundreds decided to ignore social distancing guidelines and enjoy a huge pool party for Memorial Day.
Videos and images have been shared all over social media showing party goers living it up under the rays at the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri.
Although there were signs urging visitors to stay six-feet apart but in many online clips, they choose not to.
Apparently, the governor lifted some of the lockdown restrictions in the state while under the assumption that citizens would still adhere to social distancing.
CBS reporter Scott Pasmore posted on Twitter: “No Covid concerns at the Lake of the Ozarks.”
Becky Unger had higher hopes ahead earlier this week for Memorial Day, who works for Golden Horseshoe Condo Rentals, said she hoped people would be social distancing.
“I think it’s going to be a busy weekend. I hope that when people come they will be cautious and they will social distance. We don’t want an outbreak in outbreak in our area.”Becky Unger to Kansas City Star
Missouri was not the only place that experienced a high volume of visitors, large crowds were also seen in Maryland in Ocean City.
Even in Texas, Big Rivers Waterpark went against governor Greg Abbott’s order to stay under lockdown with over 1,300 people ready to enter.
Dr Deborah Birx, a leading physician, explained to ABC News how important it is that people follow the guidelines.
“During this reopening, social gatherings should not be more than 10 people – even if they’re outside.
“We know being outside does help. We know sun does help in killing the virus, but that doesn’t change the fact that people need to be responsible and maintain that distance.
“We want to be clear all the time that social distance all the time is absolutely critical. And if you can’t social distance while you’re outside, you must wear a mask”Dr. Deborah Birx to ABC News
Right now, there are now more than 97,000 confirmed deaths from COVID-19 in the US, with over 1.6 million people who have contracted the disease.
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