Gov. Noem allowing executive order for at-risk people in Sioux Falls to expire

Gov. Kristi Noem
Gov. Kristi Noem(KSFY)
Published: May. 11, 2020 at 2:32 PM CDT
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Gov. Kristi Noem says she is allowing an executive order urging people more vulnerable to COVID-19 in the Sioux Falls area to expire.

The governor issued the order

urging people over 65, as well as those with a compromised immune system, to stay home. It was dated to expire Monday, and Noem said said will not extend it.

Noem said she made the decision after a discussion with health care leaders. She said she is still asking at-risk people in Minnehaha and Lincoln counties to stay home if possible.

While Noem began Monday's briefing with discussion regarding the order, a majority of the briefing was spent with question regarding her ultimatum pushing some tribes to remove COVID-19 road blocks. Reporter Ryan Martin is working on that story, and will have a detailed report Monday on Dakota News Now at 6.

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Posted by Dakota News Now on Monday, May 11, 2020