North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) was made aware of a positive COVID-19 case in Todd County, South Dakota due to the proximity of Todd County, SD and Cherry County, NE. The case is currently housed in isolation.
After continued communication with South Dakota Department of Health, and local law enforcement, NCDHD would like to inform residents of Cherry County that due to the activity of the confirmed case, exposure risk to the general public in Valentine is anticipated. At this time, due to noncompliance of the case, NCDHD does not anticipate receiving exact exposure locations in Cherry County. NCDHD encourages community members to continue to practice social distancing, limit unnecessary travel, practice good hand hygiene, and self-monitor for symptoms. NCDHD will update our district communities as we acquire additional information.