With less than three-thousand confirmed COVID-19 cases and under 30 deaths statewide, South Dakota’s Governor says they won’t be discouraging people from traveling to popular tourist sites in the state like the Black Hills and Mount Rushmore. Governor Kristi Noem says they project South Dakota’s peak of Covid-19 will come in June.

“A lot of folks are already making that trip. We are asking them to consider waiting a while. but we also recognize that people want to get on the road with their families too.”

Noem, who resisted pressure to shut down her state early on in the outbreak, said on the Rush Limbaugh radio program that even though popular sites are open, travelers may notice some amenities closed or altered to the crisis.