News Category: COVID-19

Gov. Noem signs executive order outlining guidelines for COVID-19

PIERRE, S.D. (Press Release) – On March 23, Governor Kristi Noem signed an executive order outlining guidelines for all South Dakotans, for-profit and not-for-profit employers, enclosed retail businesses that promote public gatherings, local and municipal governments, and healthcare organizations as it relates to COVID-19 in the state of South Dakota. The Executive Order reads: Whereas,… Read more »

Gov. Noem signs executive order outlining guidelines for COVID-19

PIERRE, S.D. (Press Release) – On March 23, Governor Kristi Noem signed an executive order outlining guidelines for all South Dakotans, for-profit and not-for-profit employers, enclosed retail businesses that promote public gatherings, local and municipal governments, and healthcare organizations as it relates to COVID-19 in the state of South Dakota. The Executive Order reads: Whereas,… Read more »

Avera lab in Sioux Falls verified to perform COVID-19 testing

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Press Release) – Avera’s laboratory in Sioux Falls has been verified by the South Dakota Department of Health to perform COVID-19 testing. The Avera Institute for Human Genetics has worked closely with the governor’s office as well as the state health department to establish guidelines on how pending tests are processed. This… Read more »

Avera lab in Sioux Falls verified to perform COVID-19 testing

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Press Release) – Avera’s laboratory in Sioux Falls has been verified by the South Dakota Department of Health to perform COVID-19 testing. The Avera Institute for Human Genetics has worked closely with the governor’s office as well as the state health department to establish guidelines on how pending tests are processed. This… Read more »

Noem says models show that up to 30 percent of state could get sick

PIERRE, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – Governor Kristi Noem said South Dakota should prepare for at least another eight weeks in the battle against COVID-19 during her press conference this morning. Noem said that models indicate that up to 30 percent of South Dakota residents could be effected.   The Governor said that unemployment claims are on… Read more »

Noem says models show that up to 30 percent of state could get sick

PIERRE, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – Governor Kristi Noem said South Dakota should prepare for at least another eight weeks in the battle against COVID-19 during her press conference this morning. Noem said that models indicate that up to 30 percent of South Dakota residents could be effected.   The Governor said that unemployment claims are on… Read more »

Brookings school plan goes through Easter Break

BROOKINGS, S.D. (KJJQ) – Brookings School Superintnedent Klint Willert says they are preparing for what they expect to be an extended period with schools closed. Willert says they have put a plan in place that would accommodate a lengthy closing. He spoke at a Friday afternoon special meeting of the Brookings School Board. That takes… Read more »

Brookings school plan goes through Easter Break

BROOKINGS, S.D. (KJJQ) – Brookings School Superintnedent Klint Willert says they are preparing for what they expect to be an extended period with schools closed. Willert says they have put a plan in place that would accommodate a lengthy closing. He spoke at a Friday afternoon special meeting of the Brookings School Board. That takes… 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 »

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 »