South Dakota COVID-19 cases reach 30; Noem recommending schools remain empty until May 1st  (Audio)

March 24, 2020
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.—An update on the COVID-19 pandemic in South Dakota.

Governor Kristi Noem says 30 people have now tested positive for the virus. That’s two more than Monday.

The two new cases are in Beadle County (their 13th) and Brookings County (their first). 

Noem says tests are being done on a more rapid basis, giving them a more accurate count of where the virus is….

The governor also announced an update on learning for K-12 students. It looks like distance-learning will be around for awhile…

State Health Department Secretary Kim Malsom-Rysdon provided an update on an inmate at the State Women’s Prison whose tested positive for the virus….

Governor Noem  also announced that state employees will be allowed to continue to work from home thru May 2nd.