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Georgia Smith with the Aberdeen Elks Lodge joins us to talk about the upcoming Aberdeen Elks Lodge Casino Night Murder Mystery…

SD DOT says no mask mandate coming to South Dakota

The South Dakota Department of Health in a tweet Monday reiterated its stance there will be no mask mandate in South Dakota. The tweet was sent out in anticipation COVID-19 cases are likely to increase during the upcoming respiratory virus season. The tweet goes on to read the Department of Health has never issued a mask mandate and does not plan to start now. According to the CDC from August 11th to September 9th there has been a 7.7 percent increase in hospitalizations nationwide. Since July there has been a 4.5 percent increase in deaths related to COVID-19. The CDC recommends those concerned about COVID-19 can where a mask at anytime and citizens should get the next round of COVID-19 vaccine booster once available in your area.