Governor Noem Signs Executive Order to Fight COVID-19

Governor Noem Signs Executive Order to Fight COVID-19

PIERRE, S.D. – Yesterday, Governor Kristi Noem signed an executive order to fight the spread of COVID-19 in South Dakota.

The executive order (EO 2020-14) suspends certain regulations, namely:

  • The regulatory provision governing teacher evaluations;
  • The requirements that a public body conducting a meeting by teleconference must provide a physical location for the public to listen and participate and that require a bid to be opened in the physical presence of a witness;
  • The statutory provision requiring the Department of Corrections to impose certain sanctions for parole violations regarding a positive urinalysis test for a controlled substance. This will allow the department to institute a policy in the best interests of the health and safety of the state’s institutions and inmates.

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