Local organizations such as the Yankton Chamber of Commerce and Yankton Area Progressive Growth are developing an awareness campaign to help educate people about the on-going importance of taking precautions against the spread of COVID 19.
Mayor Nathan Johnson says in recent weeks, South Dakota has been especially hard-hit by the coronavirus.
Johnson says a combination of factors including actions by business owners to encourage mask-wearing by their customers has led to an increase in mask use.
Johnson says one advantage of an education campaign would be the ability to adapt to the rapidly changing COVID 19 situation in our community.
Earlier this week, the Yankton City Commission discussed but took no action on a potential mask mandate for the community.