Video of Branson event shows lack of social distancing, face coverings despite order
BRANSON, Mo. — Videos of a large indoor student experience in Branson are circulating on social media. The video shows hundreds of people inside the Branson Convention Center, most of those in attendance not wearing face masks.
The event, Extreme Winter, reopened on Tuesday, Dec. 29, at 10 a.m. It began with a sermon from a special guest, football star Tim Tebow, and it included a a concert by Lecrae, a Christian hip-hop artist.
Below is an excerpt from Branson’s masking ordinance:
“It is unlawful for any person operating a public space to allow any person in the public space who is not wearing a face-covering unless that person is exempted from it.”
BRANSON MASKING ORDINANCE
Here’s some comments from the attendees.
Grace Daniels said: “I think the precautions they’re taking are very good, and we try to follow that as best as we can, but we’re not fearful of COVID, we have a greater God on our side.”
Brylee Williams said: ‘precautions are being followed’, “Especially when you have, like masks, and you’re sitting with the people in your group that you’re around anyway, so I think it was safe.”
Bailey Hinrichs said: “Like, we always take a risk when we go outside, but I mean, we feel God in this place, and I feel like we need to be here.”
As per the NV guidelines, no scriptures and/or proselytizing.