Are business owners required to enforce the mask mandate?

No, business owners are not required to enforce the mask mandate. Individuals (i.e customers/clients) are responsible to follow the rules set forth in the mask mandate; however, business owners are encouraged to take the Brookings Stay Safe Pledge and reserve the right to refuse service to a non-compliant individual if they choose. Business owners are responsible for making sure that their employees as well as themselves are compliant. If there is an issue, the business may call the Brookings Police Department non-emergency line at 605-692-2113.

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1. How do I wear a mask/face covering?
2. How should I care for a mask / face covering?
3. Are masks required for outdoor events/activities?
4. What are some of the exceptions for wearing masks / face coverings?
5. Do I have to wear a mask if there is a plastic/acrylic barrier?
6. Are business owners required to enforce the mask mandate?
7. What if a customer refuses to wear a mask?
8. Do I have to provide masks to customers?
9. Do I have to post signage stating that masks are required?
10. How do I report people who are not following the ordinance?
11. What happens if I get “caught” not following the ordinance?
12. If I maintain 6’ between my coworkers and myself, do we have to wear masks?
13. Is the mandate enforceable at private events within a business or after hours?
14. What is a City-sanctioned event?