Governor Noem Announces State Office Openings and Closures for Thursday


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 14, 2022

Contact: Ian Fury

 

Governor Noem Announces State Office Openings and Closures for Thursday

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Today, Gov. Kristi Noem ordered state government offices to be closed in Davison County and opened in several regions of the state on Thursday, December 15, 2022:

  • In the southeastern part of the state, offices will open in Brookings, Lake, Miner, and Moody Counties;
  • In the western part of the state, offices will open in Custer and Fall River Counties, as well as in the western portion of Pennington County (including Hill City, Keystone, and Rapid City).

 

“Although offices are open in these counties, state employees should be smart. If they live rurally and need to travel on roads that have ‘no travel advised’ by SD511, they should work with their supervisors to work remotely,” said Governor Kristi Noem.

 

Offices will remain open in Bon Homme, Clay, Hanson, Hutchinson, Lincoln, McCook, Minnehaha, Turner, Union, and Yankton Counties.

 

While executive branch offices in the rest of the state will be closed, employees will be working remotely.

 

Officials continue to closely monitor the storm which features heavy snow, freezing rain, and high winds. A decision on state government office availability for Friday will be made Thursday.

 

Citizens are encouraged to stay home Thursday if possible. If they must travel, they should check sd511.org or the SD511 mobile app.