Coronavirus (COVID-19) Info

Newsflash Covid-19 2020 - Current Data

Brookings County COVID-19 Update: September 23, 2020

The South Dakota Department of Health has confirmed (through their COVID-19 website) that there are now 704 total cases of COVID-19 in Brookings County, and 586 of those individuals have recovered. There are currently 116 active cases and two (2) deaths. The South Dakota Department of Health COVID-19 webpage is updated daily with new cases of the Coronavirus. The Department of Health has changed its definition for community spread (see At this time, Brookings County is in the "substantial" community spread category.


Local, Regional and National COVID-19 Data 

Daily data updates and a weekly summary and video can be viewed here: Source: Bonny Specker, Ph. D., South Dakota State University, Division of Research and Economic Development.

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Current Reopening Phase & Emergency Ordinance

The City of Brookings is Currently in Phase 3 of their phased reopening plan.

Emergency Ordinance 20-010 (Revised) (adopted July 7, 2020) which outlines continued safety measures and requirements to prevent the spread of COVID-19 continues to be in effect. On September 2, the Brookings City Council extended it for sixty (60) days. This ordinance outlines efforts that provide requirements for the reopening of businesses with reduced occupancy capacities and COVID-19 mitigation strategies in place.

On September 8, the Brookings City Council approved Ordinance 20-019, which revised Ordinance 20-010. The amendments require an individual to wear a face covering in any indoor business and/or indoor public place and to wear a face covering at any City-sanctioned event unless social distancing of six or more feet can be maintained. The Brookings City Council also approved Resolution 20-076 which provides clarifications of the requirements and exceptions regarding the mask mandate..

Ordinance 20-010 (Revised) is in effect until November 3.

Ordinance information (past and present) and a full outline of the City's reopening road map and phases and plan can be found by visiting the Reopening Brookings (COVID-19 Ordinances, Phases & Guidelines)

Information and Resources

The City of Brookings continues to consult and work with a variety of reputable national, state, county and local agencies and community partners in our COVID-19 response. In the links below, we have compiled information and resources to help you navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic. The City of Brookings will continue to update and add information to this webpage as it becomes available.

Request A Business Toolkit

Complete the form to request your COVID-19 mask distribution Business Toolkit. The City of Brookings has assembled these toolkits as a helpful resource for our local businesses. Each toolkit contains:

  • 50 Masks
  • 20 Informational Flyers
  • 1 Mask Distribution Site Table Tent
  • 1 Store Front Poster
  • Talking Points for Employees

DIY: Download the materials directly and print on-demand for your business or organization.

COVID-19 Questions or Concerns?

Reach out using the Engage Brookings App. Visit the website at or download the app and report a concern or ask a question right from your mobile device.

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