The Camden County Sheriff defending the lake area….
Speaking with CNN’s Don Lemon on Monday Night, Sheriff Tony Helms says unlike other states, Missouri’s laws on COVID 19 are significantly different.
The response follows a viral video which shows visitors packing lake area pools and restaurants and not adhering to social distancing requirements.
St. Louis taking it a step further by issuing a travel advisory on the lake area, which has caused an uproar on social media.
Lake residents in numerous Facebook Groups call the advisory “ridiculous” and say the video is a “narrow view” of the lake area in general.
They say the video only tells the story of “select areas” and isn’t a true representation of the entire community, of which many were following social distancing guidelines and have been for months now.
Here’s a look at the full interview with CNN’s Don Lemon on Monday Night.
"I can't enforce something that's just not a law."
CNN's @DonLemon speaks to Sheriff Tony Helms about video of a Memorial Day weekend pool party at the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri.
The gathering violates social distancing measures intended to limit the spread of Covid-19. pic.twitter.com/eGM6yJVQAa
— Don Lemon Tonight (@DonLemonTonight) May 26, 2020