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
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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.

 

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