The City of Sturgis is optimistic COVID-19 won’t affect the rally

STURGIS, S.D. — The day after a confirmed case of COVID-19 was announced in Meade County, the City of Sturgis held a press conference to outline the city’s response.

At this time the city and Meade County Commission are optimistic that the pandemic will not affect the upcoming motorcycle rally. In the meantime, all city offices in Sturgis are closed to the public access however remain open to phone calls and email inquires. Also, the city has suspended recycling service as well as public access to the recycling plant and rubble site.

Mark Carstensen, Mayor of the City of Sturgis, said “All of our recycling services are closed due to the input from the department of health of how these surfaces are one of the places where this virus lives the longest. We understand that this is a service that our community uses quite frequently but in order for the health situation we truly want to keep that closed for a while.”

Additionally the city is closing access to the community center and parks and rec facilities. All recreational fields will remain open however with a recommendation of groups no larger than ten.

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