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Potential COVID-19 Exposure at Rapid City Business


May 16, 2020

Contact: SD COVID-19 Joint Information Center


Potential COVID-19 Exposure at Rapid City Business


PIERRE, S.D. – State Health officials announced Saturday, May 16, that an employee at Super 8 on 2520 Tower Road in Rapid City has tested positive for COVID-19.


The individual worked while able to transmit the virus to others on these dates and times:


  • Wednesday, April 29th - 3 p.m. - 11 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 30th - 3 p.m. - 11 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 2nd - 7 a.m.- 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 3rd  - 7 a.m.- 3 p.m. and 11 p.m- midnight
  • Monday, May 4th – 12 a.m.- 7 a.m.


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 COVID.SD.GOV or CDC.gov or call 1-800-997-2880.