South Dakota city drops mask mandate after 9-year-old girl said she was ‘bullied’ at school

The city of Sioux Falls in South Dakota will allow its mask mandate to expire after a 9-year-old girl read a letter before the city council saying she was “bullied” in school and called “stupid” for not wearing a face covering.


Mayor Paul TenHaken broke the four to four tie vote on the city council and voted not to extend the mandate despite that hundreds of new cases have been reported every day in the state over the last week, according to data from The New York Times.