Two COVID-19 cases tied to Deadwood’s Saloon #10
Officials urge individuals who visited the saloon from March 18-21 to self-monitor for symptoms
PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota State Officials in Pierre announced Monday that two staff members at Saloon #10 in Deadwood have tested positive for COVID-19.
Both workers reported working while ill with symptoms of the sickness.
Any individual that has visited the location between March 18 to March 21 may have been exposed to COVID-19, and should self-monitor for symptoms of the infection. A CDC screening tool is available at covid.SD.gov.
These new cases bring the total number of COVID-19 cases in Lawrence County to five.
State Health officials are reminding South Dakotans to:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Refrain from touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects.
- Individuals at higher risk for severe COVID-19 illness, such as older adults and people who have chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease, should take actions to reduce your risk of exposure.
- Create a family plan to prepare for COVID-19 and develop a stay at home kit with food, water, medication, and other necessary items.
If you develop symptoms of the sickness you should:
- Call your health care provider immediately.
- Individuals who are concerned they have COVID-19 should contact their healthcare provider via phone before going to a clinic or hospital to prevent spread in healthcare facilities.
- Avoid contact with other people.
- Follow the directions of your provider and public health officials.