Mayors ask residents and businesses to do their part during pandemic

The Mayors of South Dakota’s sixteen largest cities, including Madison, have signed a letter encouraging residents and businesses to do their part to help slow the spread of COVID-19.  

The South Dakota Municipal League sent out the letter on Friday.  It asks residents to be aware of their behaviors and wear a mask when physical distancing cannot be maintained, keep social interactions to small groups, and to wash their hands frequently.  It also encourages residents to clean frequently touched surfaces often, and stay home if they feel sick.  The letter says that these may seem like small actions, but can make a big difference during this current surge the state is experiencing. 

The Mayors’ letter also asks businesses to consider asking their employees and customers to wear masks, promote physical distancing within their organizations, and provide hand sanitizer.  They also ask that businesses follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention standards of cleaning, conduct daily health checks, and allow their employees to stay home if they feel sick.

The letter states that the actions of every community are critical to stopping the spread of COVID-19.  It says that “we must all remain vigilant and continue taking steps to mitigate the spread of the virus” to protect ourselves and our loved ones. 

1st Class Mayors Press Release