Rapid City Council set to vote on COVID-19 business restriction resolutions on June 15
RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Rapid City Common Council will hold a meeting on Monday, June 15 slated on whether to continue current pandemic restrictions, or allow businesses to operate as they wish.
One resolution would keep the current guidelines and restrictions in place, at half-capacity with U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines followed until July 10. The other would remove the restrictions, allowing businesses to decided for themselves how to operate as they are currently or as they did before the pandemic.
“Summer tourist season we have a lot of visitors coming into the community, in the area, and obviously we know that whether we have rules and restrictions or not, those visitors are coming in,” said Darrell Shoemaker, the Communications Coordinator for the City of Rapid City. “So we know from a business perspective they are itching to open their doors, but everyone we need to be mindful obviously of the continued presence of the coronavirus”.
Once one of the resolutions is approved, it will go into effect immediately following the Monday night meeting.