The South Dakota State Medical Association urges all people in South Dakota to stay home when possible. They say staying home is key to closing the spread of COVID-19 and gives physicians, nurses and everyone on the front lines a fighting chance at having the equipment, time and resources necessary to take on this immense challenge.

The Sioux Falls Board of Health passed a regulation restricting gatherings to 10 patrons or less in dining and similar establishments that were then taken to the Sioux Falls City Council Thursday.   With community spread Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken and the council then proceeded to vote and pass an ordinance prohibiting gatherings in businesses like bars and restaurants and city-owned property.

The Sioux Falls community centers will remain close until the Sioux Falls School District resumes classes.

Beginning today Sanford Health will not allow any visitors in certain areas of its campus. Avera Health announced a similar policy earlier this week.

The Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends for Kids events have been postponed until August. Under the new schedule, the heart of the event will be Aug. 6-8. That includes the banquet on Aug. 6 at the Sanford Pentagon and 14 free youth sports clinics on Aug. 6-8 held at the Sanford Sports Complex, Minnehaha Country Club Driving Range and Augustana University. The Legends football team camp is moving to July 20-22 and will be held at the Sanford Sports Complex and Augustana University.

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