Noem Says COVID-19 Testing Available In State

Mar 5, 2020

Governor Kristi Noem says testing for the COVID-19 coronavirus is now available at the South Dakota state public health lab.

Noem says the general public in South Dakota is still at a ‘low risk’ of seeing infection.

“We do have the ability to do that should someone with symptoms that they want to have tested would arise within our state’s borders.”

Noem says the state is coordinating with the federal government and Vice President Mike Pence’s interagency task force.

Noem says the state has also established an internal task force to coordinate the state Department of Health and area providers.