A piece of paper is taped to the locked door of the Decoy in Webster which reads, “As of March 25, The Decoy will be closed until further notice due to COVID-19. We want to thank all our customers for their business and look forward to seeing you all again soon!” Bars all around the county are placing similar signs in their doors and locking up as they close per an emergency resolution passed by city and county officials. No one knows how long this situation will last but local government officials feel the sooner businesses close down and people stay at home the sooner COVID-19 may pass.

Cities close bars and restaurants

The cities of Webster, Waubay, Bristol and Andover each passed a resolution and the first reading ordinance in response to the president’s declaration of a national emergency and South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem’s executive order 2020-8 state of emergency in response to the spread of COVID-19.

The resolutions and ordinances which were passed March 24 in Webster and Waubay...


In response to Gov. Noem’s direction of school closure through May 1, all SDHSAA spring sports practices and competitions are canceled through May 3.

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