DOH: Super 8 employee may have exposed customers to COVID-19

PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota State Health Officials announced Saturday, May 16, that an employee at Super 8 on 2520 Tower Road in Rapid City has tested positive for COVID-19.

The individual worked while able to transmit the virus to others during these specific days and times:

  • Wednesday, April 29th – 3 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 30th – 3 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 2nd– 7 a.m.- 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 3rd – 7 a.m.- 3 p.m. and 11 p.m- midnight
  • Monday, May 4th– 12 a.m.- 7 a.m.

A CDC screening tool is available here or you can visit the State’s COVID-19 website. If you start to show symptoms of COVID-19 symptoms, you should consult your medical provider.

State Health officials remind all 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:

  • 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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