Noem says South Dakota businesses will not re-open on Trump’s timeline

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Kristi Noem says she’s anxious to see businesses up and running in South Dakota, but it won’t be on President Donald Trump’s timeline.

The Republican governor on Friday called guidance from the White House on reopening “helpful” but said she “will still make decisions that are best for our state.”

Health officials expect infections in South Dakota to peak in mid-June.

Although Noem hasn’t ordered businesses to close or issued a statewide stay-at-home order like most other governors have, she has stressed that people should take precautions to slow the spread of the disease “several more weeks.”