Allender, council putting together plan to re-open businesses

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender says he’s got a plan to re-open businesses after the common council’s vote to extend the emergency ordinance on business closures by just one week, instead of the usual two.

As reported, the council voted six-to-three Monday night to extend the ordinance for one week, until next Wednesday, April 29, when the council will meet again.

While still in the works, Mayor Allender says he will be presenting his plan for re-opening to council members individually — to get their feedback in the next few days.

“We are in a position now to have the best data we have had in the last 30 or 40 days, so we’re very confident looking out in the future two weeks as far as daily behavior of the viral spread, out beyond that becomes more of a guess,” Allender said.

Allender plans to speak more about the proposal in his news conference tomorrow. The conference will be streamed by NewsCenter1 at 1:30.

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