- South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem’s 98-year-old grandmother Aldys Arnold died on November 22.
- She was living at a nursing home in Estelline, South Dakota, where 12 residents died from COVID-19-related causes between November 14 and November 28, the facility’s administrator Mike Ward told the Daily Beast.
- Arnold tested negative for COVID-19 before her death.
- Noem has downplayed the seriousness of COVID-19 for months and has not put a mask mandate in place to help prevent the spread of the virus in the state.
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South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem’s grandmother died in a nursing home hit by COVID-19 in November, as the politician continued to downplay the seriousness of the virus and avoided putting a mask mandate in place despite a rising case count in the state.
Noem’s 98-year-old grandmother Aldys Arnold tested negative for COVID-19 before she died on November 22, but 12