Potential COVID-19 Exposure at Two Sioux Falls Businesses

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State Health officials announced on Sunday, April 19, that two separate employees at two different businesses in Sioux Falls have tested positive for COVID-19. The individuals reported working while able to transmit the virus to others.

An employee at the Kum & Go at 1400 N. Cliff Ave. in Sioux Falls has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee reported working on these dates while able to transmit the virus to others:

  • Thursday, April 9
  • Friday, April 10
  • Saturday, April 11

A separate employee at the Walmart at 3209 S. Louise Ave. in Sioux Falls has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee reported working at these times on these dates while able to transmit the virus to others:

  • Saturday, April 11, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 12, 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Due to the risk of exposure, customers who visited these locations during the specified dates should monitor for symptoms for 14 days after the date they visited.

A CDC screening tool is available at COVID.SD.GOV, which can help recommend when to call your medical provider if you develop symptoms.

State Health officials remind all South Dakotans to:

·        Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

·        Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue.

·        Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

·        Refrain from touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

·        Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects.

·        Individuals at higher risk for severe COVID-19 illness, such as older adults and people who have chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease, should take actions to reduce your risk of exposure.

·        Create a family plan to prepare for COVID-19 and develop a stay at home kit with food, water, medication, and other necessary items.

If you develop symptoms:

·        Call your health care provider immediately.

·        Individuals who are concerned they have COVID-19 should contact their healthcare provider via phone before going to a clinic or hospital to prevent spread in healthcare facilities.

·        Avoid contact with other people.

·        Follow the directions of your provider and public health officials.

For more information and updates related to COVID-19 visit the COVID.SD.GOV or CDC.gov or call 1-800-997-2880.

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