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South Dakota Cities Mask Mandate & Mask Resolutions

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South Dakota Cities Mask Mandate & Mask Resolutions

For the past several weeks we have heard the news about more and more cities passing resolutions or mandates to require people to wear a face mask when out in public. Below is an update on more South Dakota cities and their decisions.

The Aberdeen City Council voted Monday 5-4 against a mask mandate. According to a report from Dave Vilhauer, Aberdeen Mayor Travis Schaunaman does not believe in a mask mandate and said the city has a solid mask resolution already in place.

The city of Yankton had two options on the table. The Yankton Press & Dakotan reports officials considered doing nothing to an existing resolution or choose an enforcement mechanism. Their decision was to not implement a mask mandate and not make any changes.

Out west a second special session of the Rapid City Council will take place on Monday, November 30 for a second reading. The Rapid City Journal is reporting that if the ordinance is approved the mandate would go into effect January 1, 2021.

Aberdeen – No
Yankton – No
Rapid City – Second reading, vote, Monday, November 30
Huron – Yes
Ft. Pierre – Yes
Vermillion – Yes
Sioux Falls – Yes
Watertown – No
Mitchell – Yes
Brookings – Yes


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