The regular meeting of the Gregory County Board of Commissioners was held at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 1, 2020, at the Gregory County Courthouse.
2020 has been a tough year to own a movie theatre. With indoor theaters shutting their doors in response to COVID-19, movie companies slowed the production and halted the release of new movies. This meant drive-ins were left to find alternatives if they wanted to remain open.
South Dakota has recorded the nation’s third-highest rate of coronavirus cases per capita over the last two weeks, an alarming development health officials attributed to summer gatherings, the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and students returning to college campuses and school classrooms.
The Gregory County Commissioners are closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 throughout the county. Gregory County now has one of the highest rates of growth of COVID-19 in South Dakota, and the community spread is considered substantial and will increase exponentially over the next month.
Former Gregory School Board member Robert Wik was honored by Associated School Boards of South Dakota for his many years of service on the school board. The Longevity Award recognizes school board leaders who have served 20 or more years on a local school board.