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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Updated COVID-19 Closings Announcement from City of Aberdeen

Dear Citizens:

March 25, 2020 Press Release:  Governor Kristi Noem announced on March 24, 2020 that schools in South Dakota will remain closed through May 1, 2020.  In light of this announcement, the City of Aberdeen has also decided to extend our closure dates.

The City is taking precautions to protect our community and our precautionary measures include:

Ride Line will continue service.  All Ride Line passengers who are symptomatic will be required to wear a medical mask.  These masks will be provided by Ride Line.

Aberdeen Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department will temporarily suspend activities as an effort to decrease the transmission of COVID-19 in Brown County.  The moratorium on activities began at 8 a.m. on Monday, March 16 and will continue through Sunday, May 3, 2020.  The City will continue to monitor the COVID-19 exposure and reassess our dates if needed.

Senior Center will also temporarily suspend activities from March 16 through May 3, 2020.  Senior nutrition programs and Meals-on-Wheels will continue as essential services.

The City Library will be closed to the public from Monday, March 16 through Sunday, May 3, 2020.

The City has also suspended all large group activities scheduled from March 16 through May 3, 2020 in the Aberdeen Civic Arena and the Aberdeen Civic Theatre.

All other cities services will continue to provide services during our regularly scheduled times.

It may be necessary for the city to further adjust services depending upon circumstances.

The City Utility Department encourages the utilization of the available online payment options available on the city website at City of Aberdeen Online Payments or the city hall parking lot drop box versus paying in person.  You also have the option to pay over the phone or sign up for ACH payment withdrawal at 605-626-7026.

Permit and Planning services provided by the City of Aberdeen are available by phone at 605-626-7017.

We encourage you to visit the website of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for more information on the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This site includes information on what every American and Community can do now to decrease the spread of the coronavirus.

General questions can be directed to the COVID-19 Helpline:  800-997-2880

Individuals who are having symptoms of COVID-19 infection (e.g., fever, cough, or shortness of breath) should call their medical provider.

Travis Schaunaman, Aberdeen Mayor

Lynn Lander, City Manager

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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