Rosebud Sioux Tribe reports first coronavirus case

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The Rosebud Sioux Tribe has its first coronavirus case and is taking additional steps to prevent its spread on the reservation.

The tribe said on its Facebook page that the infected person is an adult who is isolated at home.

The tribe has already banned visitors from its hospital, shut down all non-essential offices and limited essential staff.

Beginning Saturday, the tribe will also create a shelter-in-place directive, create a curfew and bar minors from being outside without a parent or guardian. Businesses will be closed to those who don’t live in Todd, Tripp, Mellette, Lyman and Gregory counties.

Violators face fines of $250 while businesses can be fined $500 and risk their licenses.