Mayor Allender discusses easing restrictions

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RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Rapid City Common Council will on Monday evening consider a plan to ease some of the month-old restrictions on businesses.

The restrictions were imposed on March 27, 2020, to enforce social distancing in accordance with guidelines from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Since that time, restaurants and bars have not been permitted to serve patrons in their facilities, but have been able to offer customers curbside or delivery service. Gyms, theaters, and other public gathering places have been closed, but retail establishments have been able to continue operating.

Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender has proposed a plan that would ease many of the restrictions while still adhering to the CDC social distancing guidelines. Some, such as gyms and casinos, would have strict cleanliness and disinfecting guidelines.

Mayor Allender first unveiled the plan at his weekly COVID-19 briefing on Wednesday, April 22. To see the full briefing, click here.

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