Chairman Frazier Daily Briefing – Sunday, November 15, 2020

Chairman Frazier Daily Briefing Sunday, November 15, 2020 Currently at Level 5   New Case Count 894 total positive cases, 267 active, 615 recoveries, 12 deaths. 7-day average of active cases is 260.7, 7-day positivity rate is 26.2%, 7-day average of new cases is 26.1 per day.   Twenty-eight patients hospitalized for COVID-19, 10 at IHS in Eagle Butte, 18 […]

Governor Noem announces $10 Million in CARES Act housing assistance

Governor Kristi Noem announced that $10 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) has been awarded to the South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA) to assist South Dakotans who have been financially impacted by COVID-19 and need help paying their housing expenses. “South Dakota is in a good spot as we bounce back from COVID-19, but there is still work to […]

Governor Noem expands Small Business and Healthcare Provider Relief Program

Governor Kristi Noem announced updates to expand the Small Business and Healthcare Provider Relief Program, which utilizes Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) dollars to assist small businesses, community-based healthcare providers, and non-profits negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are offering even greater flexibility for our small businesses and healthcare providers, the lifeblood of our community,” said Governor Noem. “South Dakota […]

Governor Noem announces K-12 Connect

Governor Kristi Noem announced the launch of K-12 Connect, a program to provide internet service at no cost to eligible K-12 students in their homes for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year. “Given the unprecedented disruption for many of our K-12 students, we want to make sure there isn’t a gap in learning this year,” said Governor Noem. “So […]

Johnson, Spanberger introduce SAVE for Seniors Act to guarantee access to free COVID-19 Vaccine for Medicare beneficiaries

U.S. Representatives Dusty Johnson (R-SD) and Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) introduced the Securing Affordable Vaccines Equally (SAVE) for Seniors Act, bipartisan legislation that would ensure seniors on traditional Medicare have access to a future COVID-19 vaccine without cost-sharing. The CARES Act, which became law in March 2020, requires Medicare to cover a COVID-19 vaccine without any cost-sharing for the beneficiary, beginning […]

C-EB Upper Elementary Hero Award

For the last five years, the C-EB Upper Elementary School Hero Award has been presented in May by the 5th Grade students during the Spring Concert or at the Awards Day program. The abrupt end to on-site classes last March prevented that; however, the students in Ms. Ulmer’s 6th Grade Music classes (last year’s 5th graders) didn’t miss their opportunity […]

West River Eagle Local Weather Outlook

Weather is one of the most important factors in our daily lives.  It often defines our activities, prosperity, and wellness.  It defines how and where our communities can gather in ways that are difficult for corporate weathermen to understand.  The weather binds us to our land, kindles our fortitude, and exposes our vulnerabilities.  Our goal is to produce a weekly […]

October is Lakol Wichohan Wi at CRYP

On the Cheyenne River Youth Project’s own version of the winter count, October is Lakol Wichohan Wi, or the Moon of Lakota Traditions and Culture. For the nonprofit youth organization, that means it’s a month of harvest festivities, teen fall internships, and family-focused services and events. On Oct. 8, CRYP celebrated its 8th annual Harvest Festival with a free drive-thru […]

South Dakota launches a nationwide effort to fill law Enforcement positions

On October 16, South Dakota kicked off a nationwide law enforcement recruitment campaign with the primary goal to fill open positions within the Departments of Public Safety, Corrections, and Game, Fish and Parks. “In South Dakota, we salute law enforcement for their hard work to keep our communities safe and strong,” said Gov. Kristi Noem. “While other states and cities […]

COVID-19 current case count

October 12, 2020 Current COVID-19 Response Plan Level: 4

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