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Johnson County resident at Lake of the Ozarks bar tests positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 12:57 PM, Jun 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-11 14:23:05-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Johnson County officials said Thursday that a resident who visited a Lake of the Ozarks bar over Memorial Day weekend has tested positive for COVID-19.

Barbara Mitchell, a spokeswoman for the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment, said the person has been told to self-quarantine for 10 days.

Mitchell did not say which bar the resident visited over the holiday weekend. She also said the county cannot disclose when the person became infected.

The coronavirus has an incubation period of up to two weeks, which puts the Memorial Day weekend outside of that time frame.

After video of people packed in the pool at Backwater Jack’s over the holiday weekend went viral, Johnson County issued a travel advisory for anyone who had been in the area.

On Wednesday, Johnson County became the fifth county in Kansas to report more than 1,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases.