South Dakota Mayors urge public to do their part in fighting COVID-19
PIERRE, S.D. — Mayors representing South Dakota’s largest cities have signed a letter urging South Dakota residents and businesses to do their part in fighting COVID-19.
The letter, which was signed by South Dakota mayors including Mayor Steve Allender of Rapid City, Mayor Dana Boke of Spearfish and Mayor Larry Larson of Box Elder, asks South Dakotans to remain vigilant and continue taking steps to mitigate the spread of the virus in order to protect each other.
As Mayors of South Dakota’s largest cities and representing nearly half of our state’s population, we have come together to bring you a united message concerning the COVID pandemic in our state. While our municipalities have taken different approaches to flattening the curve of this virus, one common thread we all have is that we are non-partisan office holders seeking to create unity, dispel fear, and protect public health, the economy, and personal freedoms.
Steps they encourage include wearing a mask when physical distancing cannot be maintained, keeping social interactions to small groups, washing hands frequently, clean frequently touched surfaces often, and to stay home if you feel sick.
While these may seem like small actions, the mayors letters argues these steps can make a big difference during this current surge happening in South Dakota.