COVID-19 cases are trending upward in some western South Dakota counties. Health officials say the upcoming Sturgis motorcycle rally poses a further risk to unvaccinated people.
Dr. Shankar Kurra is vice president of medical affairs at Monument Health in Rapid City. He says the rally provides places for the virus to spread.
“Now with the Sturgis rally, as much as it’s outdoors, folks have to use the facilities for food, for drinks, for restroom breaks. And that’s where the risk is the highest.”