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Health Department Awards $500,000 For Mosquito Control
More than 200 South Dakota cities, counties and tribes will share in $500,000 in grants intended to control mosquitoes and prevent West Nile virus (WNV), the Department of Health announced today.


WIC Program Announces New Income Guidelines
The South Dakota Department of Health has released new income guidelines for the WIC Program effective July 1, 2020.


Potential COVID-19 Exposure in Pierre
State Health officials announced Wednesday, June 24th, that an individual who visited a business in Pierre has tested positive for COVID-19.


Potential COVID-19 Exposure in Pierre and Fort Pierre
State Health officials announced Saturday, June 20, that an individual who visited businesses in Pierre and Fort Pierre has tested positive for COVID-19.


Potential COVID-19 Exposure in Rapid City
State Health officials announced Friday, June 12, that an individual who visited three Rapid City businesses has tested positive for COVID-19.


Potential COVID-19 Exposure in Vermillion
State Health officials announced Sunday, June 7, that an employee of the Charcoal Lounge at 8 East Main Street in Vermillion has tested positive for COVID-19.


Potential COVID-19 Exposure in Rapid City
State Health officials announced Friday, June 5, that an employee of the Blue Lantern Lounge at 1200 E Saint Patrick Street in Rapid City has tested positive for COVID-19.


Potential COVID-19 Exposure in Sioux Falls
State Health officials announced Sunday, May 31, that a patron of Planet Fitness at 1509 West 41st Street in Sioux Falls has tested positive for COVID-19.


Potential COVID-19 Exposure at Rapid City Business
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.

Potential COVID-19 Exposure in Rapid City
State Health officials announced Saturday, May 16, that a Rapid Ride Transit driver has tested positive for COVID-19.

Potential COVID-19 Exposure in Aberdeen
State Health officials announced Saturday, May 16, that a patron of Lager’s Inn and the Zoo Bar in Aberdeen has tested positive for COVID-19.


Potential COVID-19 Exposure in Sioux Falls
State Health officials announced Wednesday, May 6, that an employee at AT&T on 700 S. Highline Pl. in Sioux Falls has tested positive for COVID-19.


Potential COVID-19 Exposure at Mitchell Business
State Health officials announced Monday, May 4, that an employee at Blarney’s Sports Bar and Grill in Mitchell has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual worked at the business while able to transmit the virus to others on Saturday, May 2, from 5 pm-11 pm.

Grants Available for Mosquito Control Programs
Cities, counties and tribes can again apply for state grant funding to help control mosquitoes and prevent West Nile virus (WNV).


Potential COVID-19 Exposure at Hermosa Business
State Health officials announced Saturday, May 2, that a patron at Corner Pantry Casino in Hermosa has tested positive for COVID-19.


Potential COVID-19 Exposure at Three Sioux Falls Businesses
State Health officials announced Friday, May 1, that employees at three Sioux Falls businesses have tested positive for COVID-19. The individuals reported working while able to transmit the virus to others.


Potential COVID-19 Exposure at Thornton Flooring in Sioux Falls
State Health officials announced Sunday, April 26, that an employee at Thornton Flooring in Sioux Falls has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual reported working while able to transmit the virus to others.


Potential COVID-19 Exposure at a Sioux Falls Business
State Health officials announced Tuesday, April 21, that an employee at Get-N-Go at 57th Street and Cliff Avenue in Sioux Falls has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual reported working while able to transmit the virus to others.


Potential COVID-19 Exposure at Two Sioux Falls Businesses
PIERRE, S.D. – State Health officials announced on Sunday, April 19, that two separate employees at two different businesses in Sioux Falls have tested positive for COVID-19. The individuals reported working while able to transmit the virus to others.


Potential COVID-19 Exposure at a Sioux Falls Business
PIERRE, S.D. – State Health officials announced Thursday, April 16, that an employee at Deuces Casino on 800 E. 8th St., in Sioux Falls has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual reported working while able to transmit the virus to others.


Potential COVID-19 Exposure at Two Sioux Falls Businesses
State Health officials announced Wednesday, April 15, that two separate employees at two different businesses in Sioux Falls have tested positive for COVID-19. The individuals reported working while able to transmit the virus to others.


Potential COVID-19 Exposure at Two Walmart Locations in Sioux Falls
State Health officials announced Monday, April 13, that two separate employees at two different Walmart locations in Sioux Falls have tested positive for COVID-19. The individuals reported working while able to transmit the virus to others.

Extended Dates of Potential COVID-19 Exposure in Lane, SD
On Monday, April 13, State Health officials announced today extended dates of potential exposure at the Lane Café in Lane, South Dakota in early April.


Potential COVID-19 Exposure at Two Sioux Falls Businesses
PIERRE, S.D. – State Health officials announced today that employees at two separate businesses in Sioux Falls reported working while able to transmit the virus to others.


Potential COVID-19 Exposure in Lane
State Health officials announced today that a worker at the Lane Café in Lane has tested positive COVID-19. The individual reported working April 1 through April 4 while able to transmit the virus to others.