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Extended Dates of Potential COVID-19 Exposure in Lane, SD


April 13, 2020

Contact: Derrick Haskins; DOH Communications Director


Extended Dates of Potential COVID-19 Exposure in Lane, SD


PIERRE, S.D. – On Monday, April 13, State Health officials announced today extended dates of potential exposure at the Lane Café in Lane, South Dakota in early April.


Dates the individual worked while able to transmit the virus have been extended to include April 1 through April 6.


It was previously reported that a worker at the Lane Café had tested positive for COVID-19. The individual initially reported working April 1 through April 4 while able to transmit the virus to others. The dates have been extended until April 6 due to new information received in the case investigation.


Due to the risk of exposure, customers who visited the café during those 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.