Mask Up Watertown
In an effort to raise public awareness, the Watertown Area Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with the City of Watertown and the Covid-19 task force, encourage residents and visitors to be aware of the importance of masks during this time. Masks have been proven to aid in mitigating the spread of COVID-19. We encourage you to do your part in protecting our local businesses and community by wearing a cloth face covering when social distancing cannot be maintained. If we all do our part we can help slow the spread of the virus and keep our community healthy.
If patrons are properly wearing masks and staff are properly wearing masks, and let’s pretend one has COVID and doesn’t know it, then the exposure is limited and quarantine will likely not be necessary.
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WATERTOWN, S.D. – April 30, 2021 – The Watertown Area COVID-19 Community Task Force encourages those who are eligible to receive a COVID vaccine to receive one. All COVID vaccines are carefully evaluated in clinical trials and are authorized or approved only if they make it substantially less likely you will get COVID.
South Dakota residents who would like to receive a COVID vaccine in Watertown are encouraged to contact their primary care provider, a local pharmacy, or attend an upcoming walk-in event. Watertown pharmacies offering COVID vaccines include HyVee, Walgreens, and WalMart.
Walk-in events will be held on Thursday May 6 and Thursday May 13. South Dakota residents ages 18 and older may walk in for a Moderna or Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine. Everyone who receives their first dose of Moderna will automatically be signed up to receive their second dose 28 days later at Prairie Lakes Healthcare System.
- Walk-in Dates: Thursday May 6 and Thursday May 13
- Time: 7:00 – 9:00 a.m.
- Location: Codington County Extension Complex
- Cost: Free
- Eligibility: South Dakota residents ages 18 and older
- More event information for people receiving the vaccine:
o To save time, print and complete consent paperwork beforehand from prairielakes.com/covidvaccine.
o Enter through the south door “H”, use 21st street SW for access to the parking lot.
o Masks are required at the events.
o You will need to wait for 15 minutes after your vaccine before you can leave the facility.