State Health Officials Recommend Bikers Who Attend Sturgis Self-Quarantine
Dave Bishop | Aug 6, 2020 AT 6:59 am
(MNN) Thousands of Minnesotans are headed to the huge motorcycle rally in Sturgis, South Dakota that begins tomorrow (Friday), despite COVID warnings from state health officials.
Commissioner Jan Malcolm says "there are people coming into the event from high-incidence states and... it's just a pretty ripe environment for further spread and folks bringing the virus back to their home communities."
Malcolm urges Minnesotans who attend the Sturgis rally to quarantine for 14 days when they get back, watch for symptoms, and be tested for COVID five to seven days after returning, even if no symptoms appear.