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CITY COUNCIL UPDATE
Adoption of Emergency Resolution: Creating an Expectation of Face Covering During COVID-19 Pandemic
As the COVID-19 pandemic has evolved, face coverings, in addition to social distancing and hand washing or sanitizing, have been determined to be one of the more effective measures to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. For that reason, at the December 7, 2020 meeting, the City Council once again adopted an Emergency Resolution Creating an Expectation of Face Covering During COVID-19 Pandemic to continue encouraging the use of face masks or face coverings in buildings open to the public. Read the resolution here.
Approval of 2nd Reading of Emergency Ordinance 1425: Requiring "Masks Expected" Signage at Entrance to Buildings Open to the Public
At the December 7, 2020 meeting, to help promote a community culture of face covering/face mask wearing inside of buildings open to the public, the Council adopted Emergency Ordinance 1425 to Require Signage at the Entrance to Buildings Open to the Public Stating That Face Coverings are Expected to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Similar to previously adopted Emergency Ordinance 1422, which expired on December 17, Emergency Ordinance 1425 requires all buildings open to the public to put up a sign at their entrance, no smaller than 8.5 x 11 that states, "Masks Expected." Read Ordinance 1425 here.
We want to thank community members for their understanding and patience during this time as we work through this together. Vermillion is a community that shows up and pulls together to help those in need. Our primary concern is for the safety and health of Vermillion citizens and employees as we continue to monitor current circumstances and conditions. When you are in public and social distance cannot be maintained, facial coverings are encouraged. Please, if you are sick, STAY HOME.
We encourage everyone to monitor local, state, and federal outlets for the most up-to-date information regarding the outbreak and how to protect yourself and your family. Below are links to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the South Dakota Department of Health (SD-DOH), and the World Health Organization (WHO).
The City of Vermillion is committed to maintaining business operations and essential services while continuing efforts to protect the health of the public and City employees. Consider calling ahead instead. Staff are often able to assist the public without in-person meetings. Citizens can contact departments and offices via phone, email, and by utilizing online services.
When visiting City Hall, you will be encouraged to exercise CDC guidelines for social distancing and to wear a face covering when social distance cannot be maintained. There are additional hand sanitizing stations, markings for social distancing, and other measures to help facilitate this shift in daily practices.
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