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Potential COVID-19 Exposure in Deadwood
PIERRE, S.D. – State Health officials announced today that two staff members at Saloon #10 in Deadwood have tested positive for COVID-19. Both workers reported working while ill with COVID symptoms.


South Dakota Prepares for COVID-19
State health officials today outlined South Dakota’s steps to prepare for community spread of COVID-19, as well as what South Dakotans can do now. To date, no one in South Dakota has tested positive for COVID-19.


Department of Health Launches Comprehensive Plan for Suicide Prevention
The Department of Health today launched South Dakota’s first, comprehensive plan since 2013 to reduce suicide deaths. Over the past decade, South Dakota’s suicide rates rose by nearly 40 percent. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for people ages 15-34.


South Dakota Reports First Flu Deaths of Season
Today South Dakota reported three flu-related deaths, the first deaths of the 2019-2020 season.