Sioux Center Mayor Dave Krahling says although he’s impressed by ways Sioux Center residents have taken safety measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus seriously, recent rapid increases in positive COVID cases in neighboring states are a sobering reminder the spread is still active.
Kahling says close proximity to hot spots is especially concerning, with Sioux Falls, South Dakota just a 45 minute drive away and many local residents have family living in southwest Minnesota and Sioux Falls. Family visits in these areas increase the possibility of more widespread infection in northwest Iowa
Mayor Krahling and the City Council are asking Sioux Center residents to limit travel to these states and outside of the region.
(By Mark Buss, KSOU, Sioux Center)