News Category: COVID-19

Noem asking Beadle County to take more steps to prevent spread

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – More positive tests for coronavirus have turned up in South Dakota. Governor Kristi Noem made the announcement Sunday. Noem says she is asking Beadle County to take more steps to lock down the possible spread. Noem suggested a number of actions for the county to take. Noem says other towns, cities… Read more »

Noem asking Beadle County to take more steps to prevent spread

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – More positive tests for coronavirus have turned up in South Dakota. Governor Kristi Noem made the announcement Sunday. Noem says she is asking Beadle County to take more steps to lock down the possible spread. Noem suggested a number of actions for the county to take. Noem says other towns, cities… Read more »

Rapid City council approves first reading to close public businesses

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KBHB) — After a nearly three-hour special meeting Sunday night, the Rapid City Common Council approved first reading of an ordinance to close certain public businesses, like bars, restaurants, casinos and health clubs in responsde to COVID19. The final vote was 7-2, with Lance Lehmann and John Roberts voting against the ordinance.… Read more »

Rapid City council approves first reading to close public businesses

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KBHB) — After a nearly three-hour special meeting Sunday night, the Rapid City Common Council approved first reading of an ordinance to close certain public businesses, like bars, restaurants, casinos and health clubs in responsde to COVID19. The final vote was 7-2, with Lance Lehmann and John Roberts voting against the ordinance.… Read more »

3M to ramp up mask production

ABERDEEN, S.D. (aberdeennews.com) – Production of N95 respirators is at maximum levels in the wake of the global COVID-19 outbreak, according to 3M Chairman and CEO Mike Roman. That ramp-up has doubled the company’s global output to 1.1 billion respirators per year. That’s 100 million per month with 35 percent of those coming from United… Read more »

3M to ramp up mask production

ABERDEEN, S.D. (aberdeennews.com) – Production of N95 respirators is at maximum levels in the wake of the global COVID-19 outbreak, according to 3M Chairman and CEO Mike Roman. That ramp-up has doubled the company’s global output to 1.1 billion respirators per year. That’s 100 million per month with 35 percent of those coming from United… Read more »

Salvation Army helped feed hundreds of children

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – The Salvation Army handed out approximately 750 meals to school-aged children last week when schools where closed due to the COVID-19 virus. Major Dale Hunt said there were a lot of people involved in the process, including one local business which had extra food that was donated to help feed the… Read more »

Salvation Army helped feed hundreds of children

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – The Salvation Army handed out approximately 750 meals to school-aged children last week when schools where closed due to the COVID-19 virus. Major Dale Hunt said there were a lot of people involved in the process, including one local business which had extra food that was donated to help feed the… Read more »

Brown County has first confirmed case of COVID-19

ABERDEEN, S.D. (aberdeennews.com) – Brown County has recorded its first confirmed case of COVID-19, along with six new cases in Beadle County. That pushes the state number to 21, Gov. Kristi Noem said during a Sunday news conference. All of the cases have been linked to travel or to those who’d traveled outside the state.… Read more »

Brown County has first confirmed case of COVID-19

ABERDEEN, S.D. (aberdeennews.com) – Brown County has recorded its first confirmed case of COVID-19, along with six new cases in Beadle County. That pushes the state number to 21, Gov. Kristi Noem said during a Sunday news conference. All of the cases have been linked to travel or to those who’d traveled outside the state.… Read more »

Programs to provide free meals for kids

ABERDEEN, S.D. (aberdeennews.com) – While The Salvation Army lunch program ends next week, the Aberdeen Public School District and Boys & Girls Club of Aberdeen will have meal programs starting Monday. Both are free, but students who pick up up grab-and-go meals from the district must be enrolled. And parents are asked to sign up… Read more »

Programs to provide free meals for kids

ABERDEEN, S.D. (aberdeennews.com) – While The Salvation Army lunch program ends next week, the Aberdeen Public School District and Boys & Girls Club of Aberdeen will have meal programs starting Monday. Both are free, but students who pick up up grab-and-go meals from the district must be enrolled. And parents are asked to sign up… Read more »

Aberdeen Public Schools preparing for week ahead

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – Aberdeen Public Schools have been busy preparing a plan for students since they will not be allowed to meet in their classrooms next week. Superintendent Becky Guffin said it has been a challenge coming up with a plan that encompassed students of all grade levels. Another challenge is finding ways for… Read more »

Aberdeen Public Schools preparing for week ahead

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – Aberdeen Public Schools have been busy preparing a plan for students since they will not be allowed to meet in their classrooms next week. Superintendent Becky Guffin said it has been a challenge coming up with a plan that encompassed students of all grade levels. Another challenge is finding ways for… Read more »

Avera postponing elective surgical procedures

ABERDEEN (Press Release) – Due to the spread of COVID-19 cases, Avera is postponing some elective surgical procedures. Critical procedures needed are still available. As a result, elective surgical procedures at Avera St. Luke’s and Avera Dakota Plains Surgery Center are being postponed and not canceled. Emergent and critical surgeries will still continue to be performed… Read more »

Avera postponing elective surgical procedures

ABERDEEN (Press Release) – Due to the spread of COVID-19 cases, Avera is postponing some elective surgical procedures. Critical procedures needed are still available. As a result, elective surgical procedures at Avera St. Luke’s and Avera Dakota Plains Surgery Center are being postponed and not canceled. Emergent and critical surgeries will still continue to be performed… Read more »

Small businesses now eligible for economic assistance

PIERRE, S.D. (Press Release) – South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem announced today that small businesses and non-profit organizations in South Dakota that have been negatively impacted by the global COVID-19 virus are now eligible for economic assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). “I submitted a request to the SBA for expedited approval of… Read more »

Small businesses now eligible for economic assistance

PIERRE, S.D. (Press Release) – South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem announced today that small businesses and non-profit organizations in South Dakota that have been negatively impacted by the global COVID-19 virus are now eligible for economic assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). “I submitted a request to the SBA for expedited approval of… Read more »

Community leaders discuss COVID-19 developments

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – Community leaders gathered Friday morning to discuss the most recent developments regarding COVID-19. There are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Brown County, although that information might be a bit misleading, according to Todd Forkel Regional President and CEO of Avera St. Luke’s Hospital. Both Avera and Sanford have to send… Read more »

Community leaders discuss COVID-19 developments

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – Community leaders gathered Friday morning to discuss the most recent developments regarding COVID-19. There are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Brown County, although that information might be a bit misleading, according to Todd Forkel Regional President and CEO of Avera St. Luke’s Hospital. Both Avera and Sanford have to send… Read more »