The Capital Journal is immediately closing its office at 333 W. Dakota Ave. to the public because an employee has tested positive for COVID-19.

The employee who tested positive has not been in the office since Wednesday, June 24.

The office is scheduled to reopen to the public on Monday, July 13 in accordance with South Dakota Department of Health guidelines.

Prior to the positive test result, Capital Journal staff members had been practicing social distancing, wearing masks when interacting with members of the public, and following other Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

Capital Journal employees will be working exclusively from the office for 14 days. While working, employees are required to wear masks over their faces, in addition to practicing social distancing and good hygiene.

While our office will be closed, we are still available to serve you. You may reach our departments at the following extensions by dialing our main phone number of 605-224-7301 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, or by the emails also listed:


Julie Furchner at; ext. 142

Shauna Cunningham at; ext 124


Elise Wines at; ext. 102

Jackie Odom at; ext. 103


Cindy Deadrick at; ext. 126

Business Office:

Marylinn Baker at; ext. 105


Ray Pfeffer at; ext. 140


Casey Junkins at; ext 136

Del Bartels at; ext 107

Stephen Lee at; ext. 130

Scott Millard at; ext. 134

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