Rosebud Sioux Tribe confirms case of COVID-19 in Todd County

TODD COUNTY, S.D. — The Rosebud Sioux Tribe announced on Thursday that a case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Todd County.

The person who has contracted the virus is an adult who resides in Todd County and the individual and their entire family are in quarantine at home.

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe COVID-19 task force is currently monitoring the situation and working with local health providers, school officials, and businesses in the community to prepare.

The RST would like to remind everyone that there are ways to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

  • Self-isolate if you are 65 years of age, have a compromised immune system, or a medical condition such as diabetes, heart disease, and lung disease.
  • Everyone is urged to stay home.
  • Wash your hands for at least twenty seconds.
  • Avoid close contact with people that are sick.
  • Maintain 6 ft. distance with others and avoid groups of 10 or more.
  • Stay away from work, school, or other people if you become sick with respiratory symptoms, fever, or cough.

Tribal offices are shut down, except for essential programs such as 24-hour programs.

Here is a video of the RST President Live Q&A from Thursday:

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