Person who attended rodeo in Mobridge has COVID-19, state says

PIERRE, S.D. ( – A person who attended the Sitting Bull Stampede Rodeo in Mobridge has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a news release from the South Dakota Department of Health.

The person attended the event was able to transmit the virus to others between 5 and 7 p.m. June 30 and between 5 and 7 p.m. July 1, according to the release.

Because of the risk of exposure, the health department suggests people who attended the rodeo during those times should monitor for symptoms for 14 days.

A screening tool is available at, which can help recommend when to call a medical provider if a person develops symptoms.

“Symptoms may appear two to 14 days after exposure and include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or a runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea,” according to the health department.