RESOLUTION NUMBER 2020-01

WHEREAS  the Onida City Council has the authority pursuant to SDCL 9-29-1 to pass ordinances and resolutions for the purpose of promoting the health and safety of the citizens of Onida, and

 WHEREAS  the Onida City Council deems it prudent to consider following CDC guidelines concerning the COVID-19 virus that includes that all non-essential businesses, i.e. casinos, bars and restaurants, close to inside patrons, but allow for curb side service of food or off-sale alcohol if they have such a license, and

 WHEREAS The Onida City Council has stated that these closures will be until April 8, 2020, to be reevaluated if circumstances change, and

 NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Onida City Council that all the following businesses; casinos, bars and restaurants, close to inside patrons, but allow for curb side service of food or off-sale alcohol if they have such a license effective immediately until April 8th, 2020

to be reevaluated if circumstances change. Additionally, any businesses not mentioned in this order are strongly encouraged to implement CDC recommendations, to included social distancing and sanitation guidelines in their place of business, until the expiration of this emergency order.

 The restrictions imposed by this order do not apply to any of the following:

  1. Places of public accommodation that offer food and beverage not for on-premises consumption, including grocery stores, convenience stores, drug stores and food pantries.
  2. Health care facilities and child care facilities

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the Onida City Council that, pursuant to SDCL 9-19-13 this Resolution is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, safety and welfare of the City and shall take effect immediately upon passage thereof.

 Dated this 24th day of March, 2020

 Gary Wickersham, Mayor

 Rondha Hiller, Finance Officer

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