South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem will not ask those who attend the Independence Day celebration Friday at Mount Rushmore to wear masks or practice social distancing.
The Republican governor joined Fox News host Laura Ingraham on Monday to discuss President Donald Trump’s upcoming visit to the state to celebrate the country’s birthday, and how South Dakota is prepared to celebrate the holiday.
“We will have a large event on July 3. 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,” Noem told Ingraham.
“But we won’t be social distancing,” she said. “We’re asking them to come, be ready to celebrate, to enjoy the freedoms and the liberties that we have in this country, and to talk about our history.”