Rosebud Sioux Tribe is announcing that we have a confirmed case of COVID-19 in Todd County, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
The person is an adult, resides in Todd County, the entire family is in quarantine, and isolated at home.
There are ways to protect yourself and others from COVID-19
• Self-isolate if you are 65 years of age or if you have a compromised immune system or a severe underlying medical condition such as diabetes, heart disease, and lung disease. This effort will help protect the most vulnerable, with a critical illness caused by this disease.
• Everybody needs to stay at home
• Wash your hands for twenty seconds.
• Avoid close contact with people that are sick.
• Maintain 6 ft at a distance with others, avoid groups of 10 or more.
• Stay away from work, school, or other people if you become sick with respiratory symptoms, fever, or cough.
Families must designate one person to do the errands, such as going to the grocery store, gas station, Pharmacy, hospitals, bank, and post office.
RST COVID 19 task force is currently monitoring the situation and working with local health providers, schools, and businesses in the community to prepare. They are working around the clock to make sure tribal members are kept informed with information to provide for their safety. By taking simple but effective steps together, we can slow the spread of COVID 19. Any questions can be directed to the Health Administration office at 605-747-5100.
Tribal offices are shut down, except for essential programs, such as 24-hour programs:
Emergency Task Force
Water and Sewer-limited staff
Finance or on-call
Alcohol Treatment Program-limit staff