South Dakota lawmaker staying away from Pierre until she receives COVID-19 vaccine

December 29, 2020

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota lawmaker says she will be participating in the upcoming legislative session remotely until she receives a vaccine for COVID-19.

Rep. Linda Duba, a Sioux Falls Democrat, informed legislative leadership she will stay away from the Capitol building during the upcoming legislative session out of concern for her health.

The 64-year-old lawmaker says she will not attend meetings in-person until she receives two doses of a vaccine.

The Legislature is set to convene in Pierre on Jan. 12 for a two-month session.