Aberdeen City Council narrowly passes resolution encouraging face masks  (Audio)

November 3, 2020

ABERDEEN, S.D.–It’s not a mandate, but the Aberdeen city council has passed a resolution encouraging facemask usage while out around town.

The resolution comes after the “Mask Up South Dakota” campaign kicked off a week ago.

The resolution is a compromised position as weeks ago, the council had informally discussed the possibility of a mask mandate within the city.

Councilwoman Tiffany Langer led the charge saying she is fulfilling the request of medical professionals within Aberdeen…

The resolution narrowly passed by a 5-4 margin. Aberdeen’s mayor voted “against” it.