The health and safety of Deadwood’s visitors, residents, and businesses is our top priority. Our town has implemented hygiene, health, and safety protocols to keep you and your families safe while you are here. We encourage you to contact individual businesses if you would like to learn about additional measures they have in place.
DEADWOOD COMMISSIONERS PASS RESOLUTION TO REQUIRE FACE COVERINGS IN CERTAIN SITUATIONS
On Monday, November 23, 2020, the Deadwood City Commission passed Resolution 2020-25, an Emergency Resolution requiring the wearing of face coverings/masks in certain situations to slow the community spread of COVID-19. Face coverings/masks are required in indoor public places owned by the City of Deadwood at all times and in outdoor public spaces within the City of Deadwood when gathering for more than 15 minutes and/or when 6 foot social distancing cannot be achieved or maintained. The Resolution also requires face coverings/masks to be worn when utilizing public transportation in the city.
On January 4, 2021, the City Commission voted on Resolution 2021-02 to extend Resolution 2020-25. THE FULL RESOLUTION CAN BE READ HERE: City of Deadwood Face Coverings Resolution.
Private businesses in Deadwood still have the ability to establish and enforce mask requirements as they deem fit. Patrons not abiding by posted requirements, as established by the business, can be asked to vacate the premises. Failure to vacate may result in a criminal prosecution under SDCL 22-35-6, Entering and Remaining After Notice.
ADDITIONAL SOUTH DAKOTA COVID INFO
State of South Dakota and Deadwood does not have any travel restrictions in place for visitors. We welcome you to enjoy our Great Faces and Great Places. Our tourism businesses and attractions, national and state parks, hotels, motels, campgrounds, restaurants, retailers, cities and towns, including Deadwood, are open for business. We continue to prioritize safety by following CDC guidelines.
- Note some trip routes through tribal lands may be closed and alternatives needed. Check SafeTravelUsa.com/SD or call 5-1-1 for up-to-date road information. In addition, we have created a document with access to maps of documented tribal checkpoints and visitor information. (The number of checkpoint locations may change at any time. We will continue to update this document as we receive information.)
If you have questions about COVID-19 in Deadwood, please continue to visit this website for up-to-date information. For state-wide information, you can also visit COVID.SD.gov or the South Dakota Department of Tourism.
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Deadwood COVID-19 Information:
The Deadwood City Commission Ordinance 1312 allowed businesses to reopen on Thursday, May 7 following all of the federal, state and local guidelines. On November 23, 2020, the Deadwood City Commission passed Resolution 2020-25, an Emergency Resolution requiring the wearing of face coverings/masks in certain situations to slow the community spread of COVID-19.
South Dakota’s “Back To Normal” Plan
April 28, 2020
Thanks to a strong commitment and respect for the principle of personal responsibility, South Dakotans have dramatically changed the trajectory of our initial COVID-19 projections. With our hospitalization capacity currently at a manageable level, South Dakotans are asked to consider the following steps as we look to get back to normal.
– Governor Kristi Noem
CLICK HERE to read the plan.
CLICK HERE to read the South Dakota Office of the Governor Executive Order 2020-20, dated April 28, 2020.