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Potential COVID-19 Exposure in Sioux Falls





NEWS RELEASE

September 23, 2020

Contact: SD COVID-19 Joint Information Center

 

Potential COVID-19 Exposure in Sioux Falls

 

PIERRE, S.D. – State Health officials announced Wednesday, September 23rd, that an individual who attended a Women’s Conference held at Faith Family Church at 127 N. Spring Ave in Sioux Falls has tested positive for COVID-19.

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

  • September 9th  from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • September 10th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • September 11th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

 

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 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 and consider wearing a cloth face mask when social distancing isn’t possible.
  • 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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