Allender voices concerns at latest COVID-19 update
RAPID CITY, S.D. — Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender showed his dissatisfaction with the lawmakers for rejecting Gov. Noem’s request that the secretary of health and county officials be granted the power to close businesses.
Allender relayed at his daily briefing that cities and towns are pretty much on their own.
“So I don’t know if there’s a consensus yet on what the next move will be, but I think the cities and counties have been absolutely left on their own,” Allender said. “And so its up to us to realize that rather than complaining about it, we should get to work and see how we can improve the situation.”
Allender is also urging employers to take the necessary precautions to protect their workers during the pandemic, and that staff needs to speak up if they feel the proper measures aren’t being taken.