Rapid City Council set to vote on COVID-19 business restrictions

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Rapid City Common Council will vote Monday night (June 15) on whether to continue current pandemic restrictions, or allow businesses to operate as they see fit.

One resolution would keep the current guidelines and restrictions in place, at half-capacity with the 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 coronavirus 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  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 resolution is approved, it will go into effect immediately following the Monday night’s meeting.

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