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Potential COVID-19 Exposure at Two Sioux Falls Businesses





NEWS RELEASE
April 10, 2020
Contact: Derrick Haskins; DOH Communications Director

 

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.

An employee at the Get-n-Go #20 at W. 33rd Street and Minnesota Avenue in Sioux Falls reported working April 4 through April 6 while able to transmit the virus. The employee worked during these times: 

  • Saturday, April 4 – 10 am-6 pm
  • Sunday, April 5 – 7 am-3 pm
  • Monday, April 6 – 3 pm-10 pm


A separate individual employed at Lewis Drug at 37th Street and Minnesota Avenue in Sioux Falls reported working April 5 through April 6 while able to transmit the virus. The employee worked during these times:

  • Sunday, April 5 – 10 am-6 pm
  • Monday, April 6 – 9 am-6:30 pm


Due to the risk of exposure, customers who visited the these locations during the designated dates should monitor for symptoms for 14 days after the date they visited. A CDC screening tool is available at COVID.SD.GOV, which can help recommend when to call your medical provider if you develop symptoms.

State Health officials remind all South Dakotans to:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Refrain from touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects.
  • Individuals at higher risk for severe COVID-19 illness, such as older adults and people who have chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease, should take actions to reduce your risk of exposure.
  • Create a family plan to prepare for COVID-19 and develop a stay at home kit with food, water, medication, and other necessary items.

If you develop symptoms:

  • Call your health care provider immediately.
  • Individuals who are concerned they have COVID-19 should contact their healthcare provider via phone before going to a clinic or hospital to prevent spread in healthcare facilities.
  • Avoid contact with other people.
  • Follow the directions of your provider and public health officials.

For more information and updates related to COVID-19 visit the COVID.SD.GOV or CDC.gov or call 1-800-997-2880.

 

 

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