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Potential COVID-19 Exposure in Mobridge
South Dakota Ag Connection - 07/09/2020

State Health officials announced Wednesday that an individual who attended the Sitting Bull Stampede Rodeo in Mobridge has tested positive for COVID-19.

The individual attended the event while able to transmit the virus to others on these dates and times:

- June 30 from 5 to 7 p.m.

- July 1 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Due to the risk of exposure, individuals who attended the event during the specified dates and times should monitor for symptoms for 14 days.

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 their risk of exposure.

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 COVID.SD.GOV or CDC.gov or call 1-800-997-2880.

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