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Gov. Noem recommends South Dakota schools should remain closed until May 1

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PIERRE, S.D. (KTIV) -- Gov. Kristi Noem has recommended to South Dakota school administrators that kids should stay out of schools until May 1.

Noem made the announcement during a news conference Tuesday morning.

She also confirmed two additional cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus in the state, one in Brookings County and one in Beadle County. This brings the total positive cases in the state up to 30.

The South Dakota Department of Health says two more people have also recovered from COVID-19, in total eight South Dakotans have recovered since March 4.

Noem added that state employees will continue to work from home through May 2.

On Monday, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem issued an executive order asking businesses to restrict some of the ways they operate. That includes having restaurants limit their service to takeout and businesses to limit gatherings to 10 people or less.

However, Noem says her powers to enforce such actions are limited.


WATCH LIVE: SD Gov. Kristi Noem Gives COVID-19 Update

WATCH LIVE: SD Gov. Kristi Noem Gives COVID-19 Update

Posted by KTIV News 4 on Tuesday, March 24, 2020

PIERRE, S.D. (KTIV) -- Gov. Kristi Noem will hold a brief news conference March 24, to discuss developments surrounding coronavirus in South Dakota. 

The news conference is scheduled to start at 11:30 a.m.

KTIV App Users: To watch the news conference on, click here.

Click here to watch the news conference on KTIV's Facebook Page.

KTIV will also be broadcasting the news conference live on channel 4.1.

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