RAPID CITY — While COVID-19, self-quarantines and social distancing have made it difficult for patients to visit their doctor, Monument Health has launched a system that brings the doctor to the patient, via telemedicine.
SEATTLE (AP) — An investigation at a Seattle-area nursing home concluded that symptoms aren’t enough to identify who is infected once the coronavirus enters a long-term care facility.
(AP) — One remembers the polio epidemic and the hardships of World War II. One is stoic about it all — because, he says, he’s already “here past the welcome.” A third, old enough to remember the aftermath of the 1918 flu epidemic, turns to her faith in challenging times.
DEADWOOD — State health officials announced that two staff members at Saloon #10 in Deadwood have tested positive for COVID-19. Both workers reported working while ill with COVID symptoms.
DEADWOOD — While making ends meet for two-legged members of the household might prove challenging these days, thanks to efforts by local shelters and businesses, meeting the nutritional needs of four-legged friends doesn’t have to fall by the wayside, either.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers met into early Tuesday morning to pass temporary emergency measures amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but rejected key bills that would have given Gov. Kristi Noem’s administration the ability to shut down businesses.
STURGIS — At kitchen tables and sewing rooms across the region, sewing enthusiasts are doing their part to support nurses and doctors on the front-line fighting the COVID-19 outbreak.
PIERRE — The Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) continues to handle an unprecedented volume of unemployment insurance claims due to COVID-19 related layoffs.
RAPID CITY — During a time of crisis, many people want to help by supporting those in need. The most important thing you can do is to stay home if you can. Practicing social distancing can help us flatten the curve.
DEADWOOD — Although county offices will remain staffed during normal business hours and business may be conducted online, by phone, or mail, the public is no longer allowed to enter the buildings to conduct business, save the courthouse, where it’s business as usual.
BELLE FOURCHE — The Belle Fourche City Council held a special meeting Friday and decided not to move forward with a proposed ordinance that would declare a health emergency and set limits of public gatherings within the city.
The COVID-19 pandemic has turned a bad situation for South Dakota beef producers into a crisis in which low market prices and corresponding revenue losses may force some ranchers into bankruptcy.
Amid growing concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, South Dakota lawmakers will consider a bill to postpone upcoming city elections in Sioux Falls, Brookings and other cities at least until June, and to allow Gov. Kristi Noem to delay the presidential primary from June 2 to July 28.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota cities across the state have moved to close restaurants and retail stores as Gov. Kristi Noem declines to bring severe restrictions on businesses, despite calls from health experts indicating such a move would curb the spread of COVID-19.
DEADWOOD — Although many business establishments in Deadwood are enduring tough times, they’re taking care of each other with a program that has already expanded since the short time ago it was instituted.
RAPID CITY — In an effort to help local healthcare providers overcome a global shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) due to the COVID-19 pandemic, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is 3D printing masks for Monument Health and other local healthcare providers.
SPEARFISH — Spearfish makeSPACE is filling a need and enlisting the creative skills of homebound community members to do it by launching a campaign to sew hand crafted masks for health care providers.
In a move that has bewildered many CFPs, the CFP Board of Standards just took a giant step backward in transparency. It chose to no longer inform consumers searching for a CFP of advisors’ compensation models.