Harding Outlines Pierre’s Pathway For Dealing With Coronavirus

(KCCR) — The Pierre City Commission is practicing what it’s preaching. Mayor Steve Harding made note of small changes that the Commission is taking a city hall to practice social distancing….

“And so we’ve moved Twila and Lindsey to a different table to give the Commissioners room to spread out so we are in compliance with the CDC requirements.”

Harding released a statement Tuesday afternoon on the heels of an executive order issued by Governor Kristi Noem about how cities and counties should proceed in dealing with the coronavirus…

“The City of Pierre continues to recommend all citizens, businesses and non-profits comply with Centers for Disease Controls recommendations and those directives echoed in Governor Noem’s executive order regarding Covid-19.  As Mayor of Pierre, at this time, I do not plan to enact ordinance that is any more restrictive than those guidelines provided by Governor Noem.”
Harding says he appreciates the difficult decisions local businesses have had to make in doing their part to help flatten the curve of infection…

“I know that many of our businesses, our existing businesses and organizations have already taken steps to come in line with those guidelines.  I want to personally thank those businesses for respecting the wishes of government leaders and there by helping to keep our community safe and healthy.  We all understand these are hard decisions and a hardship for our business community.  We appreciate your proactive measures to protect the citizens of Pierre.”
Harding also encouraged citizens to continue practicing social distancing by remaining six feet a part in groups no larger than 10 and continued to remind residents to wash their hands.