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South Dakota 20200313 - General - Executive Orders (003)



By virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the State of South Dakota , I, KRISTI NOEM, Governor of the State of South Dakota, find it necessary and appropriate to take action to ensure that COVID-19 remains controlled and that residents of South Dakota remain safe and secure:

NOW, THEREFORE, I do hereby order non-essential personnel of the offices of state government to report to work remotely and not report to state offices ; I recognize that not all non-essential personnel are able to work remotely and in those instances will be granted administrative leave as deemed necessary ; and,

BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, Essential personnel shall report to work as scheduled; and,

BE IT FURTHER ORDERED , All work-related, out-of-state travel is prohibited; and,

BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, This Executive Order shall be in effect 12:00 a.m. local time on Sunday, March 15 and shall continue until 11 :59 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2020, unless sooner terminated or extended in writing; and,

BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, This Executive Order shall apply only to state employees within the Executive Branch of state government under the direct control of the Governor. All other units of government and the private business sector shall make independent judgments on this matter.

Dated in Pierre, South Dakota this 13th day of March, 2020.

Kristi Noem, Governor of South Dakota


Steve Barnett, Secretary of State

Last updated: Sunday, March 22, 2020