Home testing coming to South Dakota

STURGIS, S.D. (KOTA) – This past week, Wyoming’s governor announced that he has made free, at-home COVID-19 testing available to the state’s residents.

The saliva test is administered by Vault Health and allows residents to get results at home without needing to visit a healthcare provider. Wyoming has purchased 75,000 tests and could obtain additional tests if needed. The program will supplement currently available testing options that include private healthcare providers, hospitals and some pharmacies.

South Dakota officials say they are under contract negotiations to bring such testing here.

Secretary of Health Kim Malsom-Rysdon talked about the issue.

She says they hope to have more a timeline next week on when it might become available.

In Wyoming, the governor stated they were using Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds for the testing program.