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ICYMI: Governor Noem Signs Two Executive Orders to Fight COVID-19





April 7, 2020


PIERRE, S.D. - Yesterday, Governor Kristi Noem signed two Executive Orders to fight the spread of COVID-19 in South Dakota.

The first executive order (EO 2020-12) updates EO 2020-08’s guidelines for South Dakota residents by replacing “should” with “shall.” It also extends the timeline to May 31, 2020.

 

The second executive order (EO 2020-13) applies to Minnehaha and Lincoln counties. Specifically, the EO directs adults over the age of 65 and people of any age who have certain serious underlying medical conditions to stay at home. The EO includes exceptions for those who are in a critical infrastructure jobs, for essential errands, and the like.

 

“We are at a critical juncture. So we’re asking these two groups in Minnehaha and Lincoln counties—those who are most vulnerable—to really take this seriously and stay home for three weeks. That will help us further flatten the curve,” Governor Noem said.

To learn more about executive orders to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit COVID.sd.gov.