What Does This Year’s Rally Look Like?
Despite current health guidelines encouraging and/or mandating masks, many attendees at the Sturgis rally refuse to don face coverings. One live look at the event shows hundreds gathered at the rally’s opening event. Most attendees seen in the clip are not practicing social distancing or wearing masks.
Even though many have concerns about the virus spreading at the rally, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem points to the state’s numbers as to why she’s encouraging people to show up. “Not only do we have one of the lowest death rates, we’ve got about 40 people in the hospital today statewide, our infection rates are low, our job losses are low, our economy is doing better than virtually any other state, and I think it’s a real testimony to what could have been possible in other states, but those governors just made the wrong decisions,” she said.