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South Dakota | COVID-19 Business Closure/Reopening Orders


  • This Order was signed on April 28, 2020, and directed all South Dakotans to implement and follow the state’s “Back to Normal Plan,” also dated April 28, 2020, which details the expectations for individuals, businesses, schools, health care providers, and local governments to return to normal business and social interactions.

    • According to the Back to Normal Plan, “Enclosed Retail Businesses that Promote Public Gatherings” (this includes any indoor restaurant, bar, brewery, café, casino, coffee shop, recreational or athletic facility, health club, or entertainment venue) should abide by the following:

      • Resume operations in a manner that allows for reasonable physical distancing, good hygiene, and appropriate sanitation.

      • Consider restricting occupancy and continue innovating in this uncertain environment.

  • This Order formally rescinded Executive Order 2020-12, below.

Key Documents

Executive Order 2020-20

Executive Order 2020-12 (rescinded)

Back to Normal Plan

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