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Closings, Cancellations and Delays

COVID-19 Closures and Cancellations Updates


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The Rapid City Council on Friday night approved the second and final reading of an ordinance that will temporarily put some restrictions on certain businesses to help curb the spread of COVID-19.

The council voted 7-2 to require businesses like bars, restaurants, food courts, coffee houses and the like that offer on-site consumption to close their indoor consumption areas. Those businesses can come up with other ways to serve customers, such as offering curb-side, drive-thru or delivery service. Businesses like cigar bars and hookah lounges can continue to operate, but they too will need to restrict on-site consumption.

The ordinance, which takes effect immediately, also directs the closure of recreational facilities such as pools, movie theaters, bingo halls, bowling alleys, casinos, trampoline parks, health or athletic clubs and other similar businesses.

The ordinance does not affect what is defined as essential operations — such as grocery stores, convenience stores, and food pantries. Health care facilities, residential care facilities, congregate care facilities, and correctional facilities are also exempted, as is hotel room service.

The ordinance is valid for 60 days, but the restriction on operations currently extends until April 8. That is when the council will again take a look at the current situation.

Governor has also announced schools across the state will remain closed until May 1.

All visitors to the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City Rush, and Mortenson Construction will need to enter on the West Side of the building through the Vast Entrance located nearest the Fine Arts Theatre.  Guests looking to speak to our box office can do so in our Administrative offices also located on the West side of the venue.

All other entry points to the facility will be closed to the public.

Black Hills Community Theater has postponed all events of gatherings over fifty people for the next 8 weeks.  This includes The Who’s Tommy, Cherry Street Players Spring Production of Monster Mash, the Well Done Players production of The Ladies of Harmony and Sense and Sensibility. The current plan is to perform all these productions in some form at undetermined future dates once it is safe for large crowds to gather again.

All tickets for any of these productions will be honored at rescheduled performances. If it is imperative you receive an immediate refund we will accommodate you. Please call the Performing Arts Center of Rapid City’s Box Office at 394-1786 Monday-Friday between 12:00pm and 5:00pm. The Box Office is closed to walk-in traffic, but will be answering the phone.

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