Local health officials say they’ll be keeping a close watch on what happens at South Dakota’s annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally-which is expected to bring thousands of visitors–even as COVID-19 continues. The Minnesota Department of Health is concerned with any large gathering; sustained contact of that nature is a recipe for something to happen. Minnesota Department of Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm says we could see cases here in Minnesota–in late August or early September–as a result of the Sturgis gathering. So far, there has been no discussion of quarantining travelers from Sturgis, South Dakota to Minnesota.


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