March 28, 2020


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Rapid City leaders have enacted an emergency ordinance requiring several businesses to shut down in an effort to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.


Members of the city council voted 7-2 Friday night for an order that will close most businesses immediately.


The move does not include grocery stores, markets, retail stores, convenience stores, pharmacies, drug stores, food pantries and health care facilities.


Rapid City joins other cities and counties across the state that have enacted initiatives, in most cases ordering bars, restaurants and retail businesses to close.