COVID-19 Update
 
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem will be conducting a 9:00am press conference Monday Morning. KXLG will be carrying that conference live on the air. 
 
The Watertown COVID-19 task force will be Meeting at 7:00 am Monday morning to talk about the next steps for the Watertown area in lieu of new information about community spread of the virus in South Dakota.  In a press release from Watertown Mayor Sarah Caron Sunday night, she says the City of Watertown and Codington County have both announced that all public offices have now been closed to the public effective immediately. 
 
According to the release, routine business can still be done by telephone or electronic means. 
 
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem will be updating the state with a 9:00am press conference. KXLG will be carrying that conference live on the air. 
 
Following the Governor's Press Conference on Sunday, the Beadle County Commission and the City of Huron announced resolutions to slow down the spread of COVID-19.

They announced that they are closing all bars and restaurants. There still will be drive-thru service and carry out allowed.

In addition, public places like movie theaters, gyms and bowling alleys will be closed in Huron. Grocery stores will remain open, however officials want to remind people to use social distancing. Convenience stores, pharmacies, drug stores, and food pantries will also remain open. Officials say they are following recommendations from the CDC and Gov. Noem to limit social gatherings and businesses to no more than 10 people. Officials also told people to limit trips to purchase essential items and to stagger work schedules. All city and county offices in Huron will also be closed to the public.

This announcement comes after the South Dakota Department of Health released new case numbers Sunday morning. Seven new cases tested positive in South Dakota, with 6 patients in Beadle County alone