Rapid City Council to discuss business closures ordinance amid COVID-19 pandemic

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Rapid City Council will meet Monday night to discuss proposed modifications to the emergency ordinance on business closures.

During his weekly briefing last Wednesday, Mayor Steve Allender unveiled his plan to re-open businesses, stating there was enough evidence attained to do so strategically and with social distancing guidelines in mind.

Restrictions in his plan include:

  • Having a distance of 6 feet between bar stools and tables in restaurants and bars,
  • Limiting an establishment to 10 people — or one customer per one-hundred and twenty five square feet.

The council meeting will start at 6 p.m. If approved, the plan would go into effect immediately.

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