Several cities are cancelling St. Patrick’s Day festivities over fears of the coronavirus. Lake Ozark is now among them. Making the official announcement today on KRMS Radio, the Bagnell Dam Strip Association says, after much deliberation and thought, it was in the best interest of the city and its visitors to cancel the 36th annual event.

 

Listen to the cancellation announcement from Mike Page of the Bagnell Dam Strip Association.

      3-12-20 Mike Page BDSA - 12th March 2020

 

 

In the meantime, however, the boat parade and pub crawl are going forward as originally planned.

Lawmakers are encouraging people to stay away from the capitol unless you’re directly participating in legislative business. In addition, the state has also implemented a 24-hour hotline for people wanting more information about the coronovirus. The hotline is staffed by medical professionals. It became active Wednesday morning. The number is 877-435-8411. So far, as of the last update, 46 people had been tested for the virus in Missouri, with only one confirmed case.

A scheduled field trip to the University of Missouri for School of the Osage upper elementary robotics students has, reportedly, been cancelled. The group was scheduled to make the trip today but it was cancelled due to corona virus concerns. There is no word on whether they anticipate trying to make up the field trip.

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