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Jenae Ruesink holds a sign demanding a mask mandate from city council on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020 outside Carnegie Town Hall in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Erin Bormett/The Argus Leader via AP
Jenae Ruesink holds a sign demanding a mask mandate from city council on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020 outside Carnegie Town Hall in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Sioux Falls OKs mask mandate after push from medical groups


The Associated Press - November 18, 2020

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The largest city in South Dakota, Sioux Falls, has voted to reverse course and pass a 60-day face mask ordinance with no penalty for violations.

Medical groups warmed that hospitals have exceeded capacity dealing with COVID-19 patients.

Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken, who cast a tie-breaking vote against a mandate last week, said before Tuesday night's vote that he was ready to get behind the mask requirement after the state’s largest physician organization and a hospital system supported the mandate.

The state is suffering through one of the worst virus outbreaks in the nation.



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