The Special Olympics of South Dakota is canceling this weekend’s state basketball tournament in Pierre as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus. 

It’s also suspending all sports activities in the state until March 31st.

Darryl Nordquist is the President and CEO of the Special Olympics South Dakota. He says the decision to cancel this weekend’s tournament comes after direction from the Special Olympics’ international office.

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.

SD's Plans For A Coronavirus Outbreak

Feb 26, 2020

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