WATCH: Mayor Allender holds briefing on COVID-19 response and masks

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WATCH: Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender is scheduled to hold a news briefing on the cities COVID-19 response and masks.

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Due to the continued dramatic spikes in new COVID positive cases and increased hospitalizations in Pennington County, Mayor Steve Allender announced today the implementation of several additional measures designed to protect the public and City staff.

“For eight months now we have been monitoring and responding to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on our community as well as on city operations,” said Mayor Allender. “The pandemic is progressing and present circumstances demand we take a more aggressive approach to protecting our customers and employees at this time.”

City Hall and other City offices remain open, however the public and City staff will face new COVID guidelines. Visitors to city buildings will be required to wear a facial covering as will City employees providing face-to-face customer services. The public is being encouraged to utilize various options to eliminate or reduce visits to City facilities, including online payments, calling and e-mailing questions or information.

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