A heartfelt gesture on the part of first responders as a 45-vehicle parade brightened the faces of Sanford Children's Hospital on Wednesday. Members of the South Dakota Highway Patrol, the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office, the Sioux Falls Animal Control, Sioux Falls Fire Rescue, and the Sioux Falls Police Department were greeted by waves and signs.

The Sioux Falls School District continues to be in constant communication with teachers and students during remote learning. Schools are providing free daily meals and bus deliveries of school materials.

The warm weather this week has brought golfers out and to enjoy the links and fresh air. Area courses are doing their part to make sure they take precautions to keep golfers safe.  They are restricting the number of players by implementing a 12 minute tee time interval. Golfers must also be six feet apart on the course. And carts are being wiped down.

The American Heart Association’s Move More Month is a great opportunity to examine personal habits and increase daily activity. Things you can include in your daily routine are setting a time to walk, be creative at home and exercise. All in all reduce your sedentary time by sitting less and moving more.

The Sioux Falls Farmers Market is preparing for the upcoming season by taking online orders. Shoppers can create a free account to place orders and pay online. The pickup time will be from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Customers will drive into a line in the parking lot and to pick up their orders.

During this time when social distancing and washing your hands is so important to remember that taking care of yourself is the most important thing, you can do. Health officials advise staying connected and have a support system. You are not the only one going through this. And you can make a difference in someone else's life. Reach out to them with a phone call or text to see how they are doing and give them encouragement.

You will find daily updates on the coronavirus in an around the Sioux Falls area with the very latest information from city and state leaders plus our health care providers right here on our website. And take us with you with our branded app.

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