November 24, 2020
WATERTOWN,, S.D.–A growing number of South Dakota cities have passed face mask mandates in recent weeks, but Watertown is not among them.
The city council defeated a mandate at their meeting last week on a 5-4 vote. They followed up that vote by unanimously approving a resolution that strong encourages masks to be worn.
Mayor Sarah Caron…
The mayor says there are various reasons why some people cannot wear a mask…
There’s the potential that another vote on a mask mandate could be taken at the next council meeting, on December 7th.
Last night, the Fort Pierre City Council, on a 5-1 vote, passes a resolution “strongly encouraging” face masks.
In Mitchell, the city council voted 5-3 to continue its mask mandate.