South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem says people should enjoy their American liberties and not be worried about social distancing during the Independence Day celebrations at Mount Rushmore.
“In South Dakota, we've told people to focus on personal responsibility. Every one of them has the opportunity to make a decision that they're comfortable with. So we will be having celebrations of American independence,” Noem told Fox News Monday.
“We will have a large event at July 3rd. We told those folks that have concerns that they can stay home. But those who want to come and join us, we'll be giving out free face masks if they choose to wear one. But we won't be social distancing. We're asking them to come, be ready to celebrate, to enjoy the freedoms and liberties that we have in this country. And to talk about our history and what it brought us today with an opportunity to raise our kids in the greatest country in the world.”