Local medical and emergency officials have established a task force that is meeting regularly to help address the COVID 19 pandemic that is impacting our area.
Yankton County Emergency Management Director Paul Scherschligt says the task force includes personnel from the Yankton Medical Clinic, Avera Sacred Heart Hospital and other local organizations.
Scherschligt says the meetings are not open to the public but the task force is providing updates through social media.
Scherschligt says one issue the task force is addressing is the need for medical supplies and equipment.
As of Friday afternoon, the South Dakota Department of Health reports that fifty-eight cases of COVID 19 have been confirmed in the state with one fatality and twenty-one people listed as having recovered from the coronavirus.