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The number one way to slow the spread of a respiratory disease? Wear a mask.

Dr. Shankar Kurra
Dr. Shankar Kurra in SDPB's Rapid City Studio.

This interview is from SDPB's daily public-affairs show, In the Moment, hosted by Lori Walsh.

The rapid spread of the Omicron variant of COVID is causing disruption in travel, back-to-school, and workforce availability across the state. Meanwhile, the CDC has updated guidelines for isolation after a positive test, and at-home antigen tests are increasingly difficult to find. Shankar Kurra, MD, is vice president of medical affairs at Monument Health. He joins us with a weekly South Dakota COVID update.