Stay-at-Home order now in effect

A Stay-at-Home directive for all of Missouri – including the city of Lake Ozark – is now in effect in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Gov. Mike Parson issued the order Friday afternoon effective at 12:01 a.m. Monday, April 6, through Friday, April 24. To view the full “Stay Home Missouri” Order, click here.
Lake Ozark Mayor Gerry Murawski urged Lake Ozark residents to follow Governor
Parson’s order.
“As we’ve stated before, our main concern is the safety of our
Lake Ozark residents,” Mayor Murawski said. “I feel strongly we as
a community will make good decisions as we move through this

Several lake-are businesses have implemented special rules limiting the number of individuals in their business at one time. Residents are urged to either stay at home or use the “One-Person, One-Cart” rule if they need to enter a store. Most businesses offer delivery or curbside pickup of food and other items.

Governor Parson’s order says:
•Individuals currently living within the State of Missouri shall
avoid leaving their homes or places of residence.
•All individuals in the State of Missouri shall avoid social
gatherings of more than 10 people.
•All public and charter schools must remain closed.
•This order also covers the timeframe of existing municipal and
county orders.

•The order does not prohibit Missourians from accessing essential
services such as grocery stores, gas stations and banks, or engaging
in outdoor recreation, provided that necessary precautions are taken
and maintained to reduce the transmission of COVID-19, including
observing the social gathering and social distancing requirements set
forth in the order.

•The order shall be observed throughout the state and enforced by all
local and state health authorities. Local public health authorities
are directed to carry out and enforce the provisions of the Order by
any legal means.
•Any entity that employs individuals to perform essential worker
functions, and that is engaged in retail sales to the public, shall
limit the number of individuals in any particular retail location as
     --Twenty-five percent or less of an entity’s authorized fire or
building code occupancy, as set by local authorities, for a retail
location with square footage of less than ten thousand square feet
(10,000 ft.)
     --Ten percent or less of the entity’s authorized fire or building
code occupancy, as set by local authorities, for a retail location
with square footage of ten thousand square feet (10,000 ft.) or more.
For more information and resources regarding COVID-19, visit the CDC’s website at and the DHSS website at



As of Sunday, April 5, Camden County Health Department had confirmed 24 cases of COBID-19. Cases are under investigation, and all known contacts have been instructed to self-isolate themselves for 14 days from their last exposures. Only one death has been reported, and there are several individuals who have recovered or who are close to recovery.

As of Monday morning, April 6, no cases had been reported in Miller County although several tests are pending.