ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – The following is an update that was posted on facebook earlier today from Aberdeen Mayor Travis Schaunaman and City Manager Lynn Lander:
Although there have not been presumptive or positive cases of COVID-19 in Aberdeen, the City is taking precautions to protect our community from possible exposure.
As precautionary measures:
Ride Line will continue service. All Ride Line passengers will be required to wear a medical mask.
Aberdeen Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department will temporarily suspend activities as an effort to decrease the transmission of COVID-19 in Brown County. The moratorium on activities will begin at 8 a.m. on Monday, March 16th through Sunday, March 22nd. The City will continue to monitor the COVID-19 exposure and reassess our dates if needed.
Senior Center will also temporarily suspend activities from March 16th through March 22nd. Senior nutrition programs and Meals-on-Wheels will continue as essential services.
The City Library will be closed to the public from Monday, March 16th to Sunday, March 22nd.
The City is suspending all large group activities scheduled for the period of March 16th to March 27th in the Aberdeen Civic Arena and Aberdeen Civic Theatre.
All other cities services will continue to provide services during regular scheduled times.
It may be necessary for the city to further adjust services depending upon circumstances.
We encourage you to visit the website of www.cdc.gov/COVID19 for more information on the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This site includes information on what every American and Community can do now to decrease the spread of the coronavirus.
(Mayor Schaunaman will be live on all Hub City Radio stations at 10 a.m. Monday to provide more updates. There will also be streaming coverage online).