School employee on Pine Ridge has COVID-19

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A school employee on the Pine Ridge Reservation has a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19.

The president of Red Cloud Indian School posted on Facebook Tuesday that an employee of the Catholic school tested positive for the coronavirus.

According to the post, an employee of Our Lady of Lourdes elementary school in Porcupine and spouse traveled to California for a medical procedure on March 26.

The couple returned the next day to begin a precautionary 14-day quarantine at their home on the school campus.

The employee later tested positive and is being treated at a Rapid City hospital.