CDC: Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19
As of April 8th, Yankton County falls into "substantial community based transmission or spread" category and the CDC recommends that the residents in these places wear face coverings in public settings or where social distancing is difficult to maintain. Learn how to wear them, how to make them, and how to care for them.
Using Parks and Open Spaces
Parks, trails and open green spaces can reduce stress and anxiety in people as they deal with social distancing and the COVID-19 pandemic. While our city and state parks are still open, please remember to use them safely and follow the CDC guidelines for hygiene and distancing.
CDC Interim Guidance for Critical Infrastructure Workers
To ensure continuity of operations of essential functions, CDC advises that critical infrastructure workers may be permitted to continue work following potential exposure to COVID-19, provided they remain asymptomatic and additional precautions are implemented to protect them and the community.
What To Do If You've Been Exposed
Follow this flowchart to know what you should do if you've been in close contact with someone who might have COVID-19. Keep this resource handy; you don't know when you might need it. For more resources from Yankton County Emergency Management, like and follow their Facebook page.
V-safe After Vaccination Health Checker
is a smartphone-based tool that uses text messaging and web surveys to provide personalized health check-ins after you receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Through , you can quickly tell CDC if you have any side effects after getting a COVID-19 vaccine. Depending on your answers to the web surveys, someone from CDC may call to check on you and get more information. will also remind you to get your second COVID-19 vaccine dose if you need one.
Guidance on Discontinuing Isolation
Based on the evolving information about COVID-19 infectiousness, the South Dakota Department of Health (SD-DOH) is simplifying into a single uniform recommendation the existing CDC guidance on discontinuation of isolation across healthcare and non-healthcare settings.
CDC: Watch for Symptoms of COVID-19
Reported illnesses of COVID-19 have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed cases. Learn what the symptoms are, what to do if you are feeling sick, and when to seek medical care. Also covered is how to care for someone else who is sick.
CDC: How To Protect Yourself And Others
Learn straight from the most trusted source on how COVID-19 spreads, how to prevent getting and giving it, and how to properly disinfect yourself and surroundings. Also read if you are someone who might be at higher risk of medical complications if contracting COVID-19.