With no end in sight to the COVID 19 pandemic, state officials are urging citizens to utilize programs available across South Dakota to help people get through this crisis whether their issues are financial or emotional.
Department of Social Services Cabinet Secretary Laurie Gill says the pandemic has put people into situations they would have never thought possible.
Gill says there are a number of programs that can assist citizens with a variety of financial issues, from health care needs to businesses who require some help to remain open and operating.
Gill says the goal is to help people get the assistance they need now, so they will not require further help in the future.
Gill says more information on COVID 19 assistance programs is available on the South Dakota Department of Social Services website.