Governor announces schools will remain closed for at least another week

PIERRE, S.D. ( – Public K-12 schools in South Dakota will be closed through next week at least.

That’s what Gov. Kristi Noem announced during a news conference today in Sioux Falls to discuss the COVID-19 outbreak. That means the soonest classes will resume is March 30.

Noem previously closed schools through this week because of the virus so they could be cleaned.

South Dakota had 11 positive COVID-19 cases and 35 pending COVID-19 tests as of Tuesday afternoon, according to the state Department of Health. There have been 551 negative COVID-19 tests in the state. All of the positive COVID-19 cases have been related to travel, according to the health department.

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