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Potential COVID-19 Exposure in Sioux Falls





NEWS RELEASE

August 14, 2020

Contact: SD COVID-19 Joint Information Center

 

Potential COVID-19 Exposure in Sioux Falls

 

PIERRE, S.D. – State Health officials announced Friday, August 14, that an individual who attended the Big and Rich Concert at the Sioux Empire Fair in Sioux Falls has tested positive for COVID-19.

The individual attended the event while able to transmit the virus to others from 8:30 pm, August 3rd through 12 am, August 4th.

Due to the risk of exposure, individuals that attended the event during the specified dates and times should monitor for symptoms for 14 days after they attended.

 

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 their risk of exposure.

 

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.

 

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