Oglala Sioux Tribe issues ‘total lockdown’ until noon Wednesday

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KELO Pine Ridge Reservation

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (KELO) — Oglala Sioux Tribe President Julian Bear Runner announced he issued an executive order calling for an emergency lockdown on the Pine Ridge Reservation until noon on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. 

In a tweet dated shortly after midnight on Tuesday, the Oglala Sioux Tribe said there were two positive cases of the coronavirus within tribal nation members.

People on the reservation as asked not leave their property except for medical emergencies or critical service employees. 

Officers of OST public safety, parks and recreation and security as placed on 12-hour shifts.  You can see the full details of the order in the documents below.

In April, KELOLAND News reported Indian Health Service locations would receive rapid 15-minute tests developed by Abbott Labs because they are in remote and rural areas.

The South Dakota Department of Health has not reported any new positive cases in Oglala Lakota County on its test results page as of Tuesday morning.  

Review the latest COVID-19 case data in South Dakota online

On April 30, the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation reported its first case. The Cheynne River Indian Reservation consists of most of Dewey and Ziebach counties. The state DOH reports one case in Ziebach County.

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