Principal Daniel Fischer greets students as they arrive off the bus for the first day of school on Thursday, August 27, at Discovery Elementary School in Sioux Falls. (Photo: Erin Bormett / Argus Leader)
South Dakota school districts are starting to open up about the number of active COVID-19 cases they’re seeing, but Sioux Falls is keeping a tight lid on any specifics.
Rapid City Area Schools, the state’s second largest district, announced an online dashboard Wednesday to show its overall number of cases and recoveries within the district, giving the community a look at how many staff and students were infected or in quarantine.
All six of the state’s public universities and a handful of smaller districts, including Pierre and Brookings, are following a similar philosophy by posting their numbers publicly, especially as multiple school districts have had to either temporarily close campuses or move to