No new cases of COVID-19, or the Coronavirus, were reported in the state over the weekend. The number of presumptive positive cases in South Dakota sits at nine. The nine cases come from seven counties – three in Minnehaha County and one each in Beadle, Bon Homme, Charles Mix, Davison, McCook, and Pennington counties. The number of negative tests has grown to 327, with six pending tests, according to the state’s website. The state is updating information on it’s special COVID-19 website daily. This website also has other updates and information regarding the Coronavirus.
On Friday, Governor Kristi Noem issued a State of Emergency and asked that school districts in the state cancel classes for this week in order for schools to conduct deep cleaning in their facilities.
With classes cancelled in the Madison Central School District this week, the district is providing free sack lunches for all students in Kindergarten through 12th grade, as well as all children ages one-to-four in the community. The free sack lunches can be picked up from 11:30 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. starting today through Friday. There are five different locations where the sack lunches will be available for pickup: The Madison Elementary School south side drive thru, the Madison High School south side drive thru, the Swimming Pool Park area, the east side of the Madison Public Library, and the Dakotaland Federal Credit Union parking lot.
People are asked to either drive through or walk up to pick up the sack lunches. The district says the lunches may not be eaten on site, but will need to be a “grab and go” and eaten off-site.