Area schools closed; state, tribe declare emergency

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Area schools closed; state, tribe declare emergency

Timber Lake high school student Trenton Hansen receives and grab-and-go lunch from Carol Ducheneaux and Diane Goldade on Monday. Photo by Robert Slocum

Area schools closed; state, tribe declare emergency
Area schools closed; state, tribe declare emergency

Country Market grocery store owner John Linderman stocks shelves with toilet paper amid a national shortage. Photo by Kathy Nelson

(Editor’s Note: With information rapidly changing on an hourly and daily basis, the Timber Lake Topic encourages readers to follow our Facebook page as well as the websites and Facebook pages of individual schools, businesses and governmental agencies for up-to-date details regarding closures, postponements and cancellations related to the coronavirus threat.)

Like the rest of the country and world, residents and businesses in Dewey, Corson and Ziebach counties are dealing with the threat of the coronavirus (Covid-19). And although no cases have been detected locally, the effects of federal, state and tribalmandated steps aimed at curbing the outbreak and spread of the potentially deadly virus are being felt across the region.

In response to the virus threat, Gov. Kristi Noem signed a state of emergency order Friday closing schools this week and ordering non-essential state employees to work from home, but stopped short of closing restaurants and bars as a growing number of states have done. On Tuesday, she extended the school closure order to include the week of March 23-27.

 

 

 

 

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