Drazen Zigic

It appears that there is a growing outbreak of COVID-19 from the Sturgis Motorcycle rally held in South Dakota earlier this month. So much so that New Hampshire health officials are urging those that attended to get tested, according to reporting from WMUR.

If you are into motorcycles, the chances that you attended Sturgis and the Laconia Motorcycle Week are high.

There are now six confirmed COVID-19 cases of New Hampshire residents that attended the mostly maskless rally at Sturgis, the news station reported.

To date, more than 100 confirmed COVID-19 cases have been traced back to the motorcycle rally in Sturgis, according to WMUR.  Testing can be found at many locations in New Hampshire, or you can contact your local primary care physician for a test.

WMUR reports that one particular spot has been tied to several cases, that of the One-Eyed Jack Saloon in South Dakota, but there have been cases not associated with that location and traced back to activities at the Sturgis rally.

Officials at DHHS are concerned for those that attended the Sturgis Rally because unlike Motorcycle Week in Laconia, social distancing and masks were not required at the South Dakota rally.

New Hampshire’s state guidelines require anyone traveling to New Hampshire from out of New England to quarantine for 14 days.  Even if you don’t have symptoms, it’s important that you get tested if you attended the rally officials warn.  New Hampshire has been relatively spared the worst from this COVID-19 outbreak and we hope to keep it that way.

“For people without health insurance or a primary care provider, testing is available and can be scheduled by calling 603-271-5980,” the news station reported.

Stay safe and let’s keep our infection rate down in New Hampshire.