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State Health officials announced Thursday, August 20th, that an employee of Asylum Tattoo Sturgis at 1304 Main St. in Sturgis, SD has tested positive for COVID-19.

The individual worked at the business while able to transmit the virus to others on these dates and times:

• August 13th, from 10:00 a.m. through 2 a.m. August 14th

• August 14th, from 10:00 a.m. through 2 a.m. August 15th

• August 15th, from 10:00 a.m. through 2 a.m., August 16th

• August 16th, from 10:00 a.m. through 2 a.m. August 17th

• August 17th, from 10:00 a.m. through 2 a.m. August 18th


Due to the risk of exposure, individuals that visited the business during the specified dates and times should monitor for symptoms for 14 days after they visited.

A CDC screening tool is available at COVID.SD.GOV, which can help recommend when to call your medical provider if you develop symptoms.

State Health officials remind all South Dakotans to:

• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

• Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue.

• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

• Refrain from touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

• Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects.

• Individuals at higher risk for severe COVID-19 illness, such as older adults and people who have chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease, should take actions to reduce their risk of exposure.


If you develop symptoms:

• Call your health care provider immediately.

• Individuals who are concerned they have COVID-19 should contact their healthcare provider via phone before going to a clinic or hospital to prevent spread in healthcare facilities.

• Avoid contact with other people.

• Follow the directions of your provider and public health officials.


For more information and updates related to COVID-19 visit COVID.SD.GOV or or call 1-800-997-2880.