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Posted on: August 24, 2021

[ARCHIVED] With rising COVID cases, residents are urged to take precautions to protect themselves, others


SPEARFISH, SD – With rising numbers of active COVID-19 cases in the state, everyone is encouraged to take precautions to protect themselves and others.

“We can all take everyday steps to avoid the spread of all respiratory viruses,” Spearfish Mayor Dana Boke said. “These small actions make a big difference in our community.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the following:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Cover coughs or sneezes with a tissue, then throwing the tissue away and washing your hands.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently-touched objects or surfaces such as remote controls, doorknobs, etc.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Practice social distancing, keeping at least 6 feet away from others, and when that is not possible, wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose.
  • If you have not done so and you are able, consider getting vaccinated.
  • Stay home if you are sick. Call your doctor if you develop fever, cough, or difficulty breathing.

The City of Spearfish will continue to monitor COVID-19 information as it becomes available and will keep citizens apprised of any impact to City services which may result from the changing conditions.

“Thank you to everyone for taking preventative measures to keep yourselves and your loved ones healthy,” Mayor Boke said.

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