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Published April 8, 2020

More businesses ordered to close

CAMDEN COUNTY - The Camden County Commissioners have ordered more business closures due to the COVID-19 situation.

On March 30, President Trump announced that efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 should extend to April 30.

On March 31 the commissioners added to their previous order by stating that additional businesses are not allowed to operate due to the “social distancing” requirement.

Those businesses are:

• Nail Salons
• Hair Salons
• Tattoo Parlors
• Massage Therapists
• Estheticians
• Spas or
• “Any other personal service provider will cease to provide their services”

In addition, any dining or drinking inside food or beverage establishments or their patios, lawns or boat docks is forbidden.

Use of curbside service, pick-up or drive through service is still permitted but boat docks are to limit the number of people using their docks to 10 or less.

The commissioners stated that food and beverage establishments that do not follow this order may be subject to suspension of their operating permit due to “creating and imminent health hazard.”

Under the previous order, and still in place, is the command that gatherings of 10 or less can occur if they are spaced at least six feet apart. The 10 or less number does include “employees and clergy”.

The next day Osage Beach Mayor John Olivarri parroted the commission’s order for his city with the warning that “Violation of this order in any respect is punishable under Section 100.190 of the Osage Beach Municipal Code.”

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