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September 10, 2020 3:00 PM

Ordinance 20-010 (Revised) Extended and Amended to Include Mask Mandates

On September 8, Ordinance 20-010 (Revised) was amended to include mask mandates which went into effect immediately.

Emergency Ordinance 20-010 (adopted July 7, 2020) which outlines continued safety measures and requirements to prevent the spread of COVID-19 continues to be in effect. On September 2, it was extended for a period of sixty (60) days. This ordinance outlines efforts that provide requirements for the reopening of businesses with reduced occupancy capacities and COVID-19 mitigation strategies in place. Ordinance 20-010 (Revised) includes the same language and is a continuance of Ordinance 20-007 with the addition of a requirement for all bar and restaurant staff and employees to wear masks. Other additions include community-wide mask mandates.

View Ordinance 20-010 (Revised):

The City's COVID-19 webpage ( includes Quick Guide and Frequently Asked Questions documents which provide an overview of the reopening plan and process. There is also a capacity calculating spreadsheet for businesses to determine their reduced occupancy capacities.

City Facilities Update
The City & County Government Center City offices will now be open to the public Monday through Friday 8am-5pm beginning September 11, 2020.

Other city facility reopening measures may have dates and times which vary based on the nature of the operations each performs. Some facilities will remain closed or have limited hours until further notice. Community members are strongly encouraged to call ahead to verify access and hours.

Reopening information for each facility and department will be released via the City's Website and social media. Edgebrook Golf Course, parks (with the exception of some park facilities), nature trails, and open space are open for recreation opportunities.

View current local, regional and national COVID-19 data:

Updated information and notice of additional action will be provided through press releases, social media, City website, City alert system, and Engage Brookings mobile app.

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