Governor Kristi Noem has been traveling around the state to some of the areas hit hardest by COVID-19 to discuss funding that has been set aside to help out cities and counties with COVID-19 expenses. The governor announced earlier this week that 200-million dollars will be available for cities and counties, and their allocations will be based on population determined by the U.S. Census.
In her visit to Huron on Wednesday, Governor Noem said that the effects of the virus will continue to be felt throughout the state for years to come. She said that medically the state will continue to see waves.
Noem said that closing schools this spring because of COVID-19 caused some issues with some students, and that is something she wants to avoid happening in the fall.
The governor said each school district will come up with plans that best work for them for returning to school.
Noem also talked Wednesday about plans for the State Fair coming up in September.
The State Fair is scheduled for September 3rd through the 7th in Huron.