In an emergency meeting held Monday afternoon, March 23 at city hall, the City of Wessington Springs passed a resolution to move all restaurant, bar and local business to curbside, drive-thru or delivery only. 

According to the resolution, effective 12:00 a.m. on March 23, 2020, “places of public accommodation offering food and beverages for on-site consumption, including any alcohol licensees with on-sale privileges, are closed to on-site/on-sale patrons.” Additionally, the resolution states that “no groups of 10 or more people allowed socially or at a business.” 

Following Sunday’s announcement from Gov. Kristi Noem about Beadle County --  which borders Jerauld County -- becoming the nexus for coronavirus cases in the state, the city council in Wessington Springs said it took the action to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 locally. 

The full news story as well as the complete resolution and ordinance will be published in this week’s print and e-issue.