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South Dakota Department of Health Notice of Public Hearing to Adopt Rules
Today, the South Dakota Department of Health announced that a public hearing will be held on August 18, 2021, in Conference Room 3 of the Kneip Building, 700 Governor’s Drive in Pierre, SD to consider the adoption and amendment of proposed rules for South Dakota medical cannabis program as required by SDCL 34-20G.


First Human West Nile Virus Detection of 2021 Reported in Walworth County
PIERRE, S.D. – Today, the South Dakota Department of Health confirmed that a Walworth County resident, a male in his 60’s, is South Dakota’s first human West Nile virus (WNV) case of the 2021 season.


SD-DOH Confirms Detection of West Nile Virus Pools in Brookings and Codington Counties
PIERRE, S.D. – Today, the South Dakota Department of Health confirmed the first West Nile virus (WNV) mosquito pools of the season have been detected in Brookings and Codington Counties.


RFP for Cannabis Seed to Sale Tracking System - RFP ID#2439
The South Dakota Department of Health (SD-DOH) and South Dakota Department of Revenue (SD-DOR) are jointly issuing a request for proposal (RFP) (ID #2439) to acquire a cannabis tracking system to be used to support the final implementation of the South Dakota medical cannabis program.


Department of Health Announces Preliminary List of Conditions for Medical Cannabis Program
Today, the South Dakota Department of Health announced a preliminary list of conditions that will be covered by the state’s medical cannabis program, which goes into effect on July 1 following the voters’ passage of IM-26 last November.

SD-DOH Confirms Detection of the Delta Coronavirus Variant in South Dakota
The South Dakota Department of Health (SD-DOH) can confirm that the B.1.617.2 variant (the ‘Delta variant”) of COVID-19 has been detected in South Dakota.


Department of Health Releases Medical Cannabis Administrative Rules Draft for Public Review
Today, the South Dakota Department of Health (DOH) released its proposed administrative rules to implement the medical cannabis program created by voters in Initiated Measure 26 (IM-26).


Department of Health Invites You to Participate in Medical Cannabis Telephone Town Hall(s)
The South Dakota Department of Health invites all interested parties to participate in two upcoming telephone town hall events


CDC COVID-19 Study Shows mRNA Vaccines Reduce Risk of Infection by 91 Percent for Fully Vaccinated People
A new CDC study finds the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna) reduce the risk of infection by 91 percent for fully vaccinated people.


CDC Approves Emergency Use of Pfizer Vaccine for Adolescents - South Dakotan’s 12-15 Years of Age Now Qualify for Vaccine
Today, the South Dakota Department of Health (SD-DOH) announced that adolescents between the ages of 12 and 15 are now eligible to receive their COVID-19 vaccination statewide.

South Dakota Reaches Vaccination Milestone - Half of State’s Adult Population Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19
Today, the South Dakota Department of Health (SD-DOH) announced that the adult population of residents who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 has reached the 50% threshold or over 304,435 South Dakotans having completed their full vaccine series.