SD House Minority Leader call for mask mandate for SD House

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- At least six South Dakota lawmakers have now tested positive for Covid-19 in the past week. The Senate has mandated face masks on their side while the House has not.

House Minority Leader Jamie Smith of Sioux Falls says he gave a letter to House Speaker Spencer Gosch asking that the House also mandate masks.

Smith says they want to be able to stay in session.

Smith says legislative leaders should do the right thing.

Legislators return from a 4-day holiday break on Tuesday.