A proposed municipal ordinance requiring the use of facemasks in response to the COVID 19 pandemic in public areas received its first reading Wednesday night at a special meeting of the Yankton City Commission.
City Manager Amy Leon says in spite of lacking a penalty for non-compliance, some members of the city commission think this ordinance will have greater influence than the resolution that was passed last April.
Leon says similar ordinances have been passed in other communities throughout the area.
Leon says the public is invited to make their thoughts on the issue known at next week’s special meeting where the ordinance will receive its second reading.
The Yankton City Commission will meet in special session next Wednesday, December 9th at 530 PM at the Yankton High School Theater.