Recently, Gov. Kristi Noem reported at the end of the 2020 budget year the state had a $19 million surplus. However, tax revenue is down in the midst of the pandemic and experts are anticipating budget shortfalls that could be between $16 and $40 million.
The Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) waived the requirement that workers filing for unemployment must actively search for work to be eligible for benefits starting March 21. This waiver will end on Aug. 1, 2020.
The pandemic hit local businesses hard and even caused some to close their doors. But that's not stopping area entrepreneurs from following their dreams and opening up shop ... even during these uncertain times.
When visiting a restaurant the CDC recommends wearing a face covering when not eating, washing your hands properly, and social distancing when possible. One way people are enjoying their favorite restaurants while staying safe is to choose outdoor seating.