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An Increase In Visitors At Two Area Lakes Has CU Officials Concerned

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City Utilities is asking everyone who uses its properties around Springfield for recreation to follow the CDC’s guidelines and stay six feet from other people.

According to a news release from CU, a lot of people have been visiting Fellows Lake and McDaniel Lake for fishing and other forms of recreation. 

CU officials said they want to help the community get through the crisis, but they must follow guidance set forth by the Springfield-Greene County Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control.  According to CU officials, if there continues to be increased traffic and attendance at the two lakes, and social distancing isn’t practiced, they may look at modifying or closing the areas.  They said any decision would be made with the health and safety of the community in mind.

A stay at home order is in effect in Missouri through April 24.