MITCHELL, S.D. — Mitchell, S.D., has a citywide mask mandate following Mayor Bob Everson’s emergency executive order Tuesday, Nov. 17. The city joins Brookings and Huron as South Dakota large municipalities with mask mandates.

The mask mandate is effective immediately.

The measure means all individuals inside every indoor building within the city limits would be required to wear a mask or face covering if they are unable to be at least 6 feet apart, along with several other exceptions. The City Council will meet on Nov. 23 to officially adopt the ordinance, which will allow residents to voice their opinions on the ordinance once again.

“The majority of the council wants to see the mask ordinance go into effect as soon as possible, so I am moving forward with the decision to do so,” Everson told Forum News Service Tuesday. “There have been a lot of complaints coming in today at City Hall since the mask ordinance was proposed, and they will have an opportunity to voice their opinions and concerns on Monday, Nov. 23.”

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