Nelson County Commission puts mask mandate in place
Steele County made similar move on Tuesday, Nov. 3. In addition, its courthouse will be closed on Friday, Nov. 6, as the building will see a deep cleaning after a positive case of COVID-19 was identified.
LAKOTA, N.D. — The Board of Nelson County Commissioners on Wednesday, Nov. 4, ordered that county residents wear face coverings to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Meanwhile, the city of Lakota, N.D., announced that city hall will be closed to the public beginning on Friday, Nov. 6, according to a post on the city’s website. Employees will be working inside and can let people in the building, if necessary. All people who enter the building are asked to wear masks.
A notice on the Nelson County website said that the county office closed Oct. 2 for COVID-19 related reasons.
In Steele County, commissioners passed a mask mandate on Tuesday, Nov. 3. In addition to that action, an announcement was made Thursday, Nov. 5, that, due to a positive COVID case identified in the courthouse and out of an overabundance of caution, the courthouse will be closed Friday, Nov. 6. The courthouse will be deep cleaned throughout the weekend and will reopen on Monday, Nov. 9. All employees will work from home on Friday, but some county services may be limited.