The City of Brookings continues to consult and work with a variety of reputable national, state, county and local agencies, health and economic experts, and community partners in our COVID-19 response. We have compiled safety information and helpful resources to help you navigate these challenging times. We will continue to update and add information as it becomes available.
Experiencing COVID-19 symptoms? Think you've been exposed? Contact your health care provider.
COVID-19 vaccinations are an important tool to help stop the pandemic, combined with other safety measures including mask wearing, social distancing and frequent hand washing. Visit the Brookings Health System website (www.brookingshealth.org/vaccine) for the latest information. NOTE: this is an evolving situation and changes are being implemented immediately as needed.
Our primary responsibility is doing what is best for our city, including businesses, citizens, visitors, students, and community in general. The City of Brookings leadership continues to monitor the current situation and respond accordingly.
In the city of Brookings, all individuals are required to wear a mask in any indoor business and/or indoor public space if six (6) feet or more of social distancing isn't possible.
Bonny Specker, Ph.D. is an epidemiologist here in Brookings, SD. When disease outbreaks or other threats emerge, epidemiologists are on the scene to investigate. Often called “Disease Detectives”, epidemiologists search for the cause of disease, identify people who are at risk, determine how to control or stop the spread or prevent it from happening again. Specker is monitoring and analyzing data specifically for Brookings, SD to help inform our City leadership.
Hours of Operation for City Departments & Facilities
Our primary focus is and always has been the health and safety of Brookings citizens and employees. The City of Brookings offices, departments and facilities are navigating hours of operation updates and special measures. Before visiting, consider calling ahead to verify access. Or utilize online services!
This is a love note to you, Brookings. We are here for you. Our businesses and our people are what makes this place special. You are the heartbeat. View the latest community challenges, ways to give back, and volunteer opportunities.
The City of Brookings conducted a survey of the Brookings community to learn about individual experiences with COVID-19 including identifying immediate concerns and accessing local resources. Here is what our Brookings community had to say.
The City of Brookings proudly joins the Brookings Stay Safe Pledge, a shared commitment to do our very best to provide the safest experience for everyone by following recommended public health guidelines.