Governor to release ‘back-to-normal’ plan

Governor Kristi Noem says she will release what she called a back-to-normal plan for the state today, while cautioning that as more people resume activities the coronavirus will continue to spread. South Dakota reported 33 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Monday and no additional deaths. The state has seen a total of 2,245 coronavirus cases as of Monday, with 11 deaths overall. More than 1,000 cases are tied to the Smithfield Foods pork processing plant in Sioux Falls. That plant was closed, but Noem says she hopes the company will produce a plan for reopening this week. 

The only area county to report any additional new positive cases on Monday  is Brookings County, where there are now 12 total cases, with nine of them recovered.  

The state currently reports that Lake County has four positive COVID-19 cases, with two of them recovered, and 128 negative tests. 

More information and a breakdown of the state’s COVID-19 information can be found at