Spearfish businesses could be temporarily closed

SPEARFISH, S.D. – On Wednesday the Spearfish City Council passed the first reading of an ordinance regarding public safety.

In wake of COVID-19, the council took emergency action to propose an ordinance that will prohibit on-sight services for restaurants, bars, and other food distributors.

To slow community spread of COVID-19, city leader in Spearfish decided to take the next steps, toward temporarily closing on-sight food consumption. Recreation centers such as gyms, theaters, bowling alleys and several others are also included in the ordinance.

If passed, restaurants and similar business will only be able to work via delivery, pick-up, and curbside services.

Retail stores will still be open, but many are choosing to limit the number of customers that can come in at one time.

As the city prepares for a possible shutdown, businesses are already transitioning to a pick-up and drop-off system for food and beverages.

If passed the ordinance will be in affect from April 1 to April 15.

You can find more detailed information on the ordinance at this link.


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