NEW: All city of Watertown, Codington County public buildings closed to decrease risk of COVID-19

March 23, 2020

WATERTOWN, S.D. –To further decrease the risk of COVID-19 in the region, Watertown Mayor Sarah Caron has closed all public city buildings.

That includes the city-owned and operated Prairie Lakes Wellness Center.

Codington County Commissioner Chairwoman Brenda Hanten has also closed all public county buildings except for court-related activities will remain operational.

At each door of the courthouse, there will be a sign posted stating the Clerk of Court is available. It will list a phone number people can call for more information.

These closures are to limit exposure of the virus. Business can still be done via telephone and electronic means.