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Coronavirus News and Announcements

Community Briefings: Watertown Area Task Force

Thursday, October 15, 2020
Representatives from vital city and county organizations have unified to provide the community coronavirus updates. The current state changes rapidly, and this task force encourages our community to stay updated with reputable information through updates like the briefings below and education from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.  October…

KXLG Interview with Dr. Senne

Friday, October 02, 2020
Dr. Senne, Pulmonologist interviewed with Troy VanDusen this week regarding the current status of COVID in our community.  Click Here to Listen

KELO Original - Inside look at COVID-19...

Saturday, September 26, 2020
Reporter Rae Yost interviewed K.C. over Zoom this week to learn more about Prairie Lakes and our response to COVID-19. In the KELO original article, Rae covers the response of Huron Regional Medical Center, Mobridge Regional Hospital, and Prairie Lakes Healthcare System through several interviews.  Read: Inside look at COVID-19…

Are Neck Gaiters an Appropriate Face Covering?

Friday, August 21, 2020
Neck gaiters have been worn as a face covering by many because it is a simple solution. Not sure what a neck gaiter is? It is a like a circular piece of fabric worn around your neck that can be pulled or stretched up over your mouth and nose for…

Social Activities & COVID-19 Risk Levels

Tuesday, July 14, 2020
You may be looking for ways to resume some daily activities as safely as possible. It is important to understand potential risks and adopt prevention measures to protect yourself and reduce the spread of COVID-19.  There is no way to ensure zero risk of COVID-19 infection for individuals in their…

Direct Access Antibody Tests at Prairie Lakes

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Prairie Lakes Healthcare System (PLHS) now offers direct access IgG Antibody Testing for the virus associated with COVID-19. It is only advised for people who believe they had COVID-19 at a minimum of 8–10 days ago. This test is not intended to be used to diagnose a current infection of COVID-19.…

Limited Visitor Policy

Friday, June 19, 2020
Prairie Lakes Healthcare System is dedicated to deliver safe care. Additional policies and measures were enacted this spring due to the uncertain nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, including a No Visitor Policy. Prairie Lakes is confident that a Limited Visitor Policy can now take affect while continuing to protect staff…

Mindful of Mental Health for Seniors

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
May is Mental Health Month “The Prairie Lakes (CCU) critical care unit not only cares for the critical physical needs within our community, but also the mental and emotional needs experienced by the unbiased age or race of those we serve.   As a critical care staff, it is important to…

Practicing COVID-19 Guidelines

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Businesses are opening but that doesn’t mean that COVID-19 is no longer a threat. The recommendations from the CDC should still be followed by our community. It is important that everyone follows these guidelines so that we are able to keep our businesses open. Everyone Should Wash your hands often…

Antibody Tests at Prairie Lakes

Thursday, May 07, 2020
Prairie Lakes Healthcare System (PLHS) now offers antibody testing for the virus associated with COVID-19 for patients. An order from a patient’s healthcare provider is required.  It is only advised for people at least 10 days after the onset of COVID-19 symptoms or 10 days since exposure to individuals with…
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