WASHINGTON – South Dakota Governor Christy Noem says thousands of people attending Mount Rushmore Independence Day celebration July 3 along with President Donald Trump will not be required to practice social distance, despite increased cases of coronavirus countrywide.
“We will have a big event on July 3. We said to those who have concerns that they might stay home, but to those who want to come and join us, we will give out free face masks if they decide to wear one. ” “But we will not distance ourselves from society,” Republican Noem said in an interview on The Ingraham Angle on Monday night at Fox News.
Government officials told the people of South Dakota to “focus on personal responsibility,” Noah said, adding: “Each of them has the opportunity to make a decision that suits him.”
Trump is expected to attend the celebration and make comments at the event, the day before the fourth of July. Mount Rushmore is located in Keystone, South Carolina National Park. The event will occur amid a surge in coronavirus infections in the United States, which has led some states, including Texas, to abandon their plans for further discovery.
Web site The details of the July 3 event say that “attendance will be limited” through the online lottery that took place in June, “approximately 7,500 participants.”
White on the celebration website does not mention social distance or face masks, the National Park Service says: “We ask the public to be our partner in applying social distance methods when visiting parks.”
From the start of the pandemic, healthcare and government officials encouraged Americans to practice social distance at least 6 feet away. Officials also urge people to wear face coatings to prevent further transmission of COVID-19.
At the South Dakota Department of Health Web siteIt says that in order to avoid illness, people should “avoid close contact with people … stay at home as much as possible” and “establish a distance between themselves and other people.” It also says: “Everyone should wear a face mask when they have to go out.”
As of Tuesday, 807 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the state of South Dakota, according to the State Department of Health. There were 6,716 positive cases and 91 deaths from the disease. According to a three-day moving average from Johns Hopkins University, recently there have been an average of about 60 new cases per day that have remained stable.
Trump, for his part, refused to wear a mask throughout the pandemic. As of Sunday, more than 2.5 million positive cases were recorded in the United States, and the death toll was 126.332, according to NBC News’ Tally,
The president recently held his first months rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where there were no social distances and no masks were needed. Since then, at least eight members of Trump’s forward team have been successful.