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Potential COVID-19 Exposure at Thornton Flooring in Sioux Falls


April 26, 2020

Contact: SD COVID-19 Joint Information Center


Potential COVID-19 Exposure at Thornton Flooring in Sioux Falls


PIERRE, S.D. – State Health officials announced Sunday, April 26, that an employee at Thornton Flooring in Sioux Falls has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual reported working while able to transmit the virus to others.


The employee worked during these times while able to transmit the virus to others:

  • Thursday, April 16 – 8 am-5 pm
  • Friday, April 17 – 8 am-5 pm
  • Saturday, April 18 – 9 am-4 pm


Due to the risk of exposure, customers who visited this location during the specified 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.