COVID-19 Press Releases, Spotlights & Videos

VIDEOS:

 

Coffee with Paul Episode 8 | July 28, 2020

July 28, 2020

In this video broadcast of Coffee with Paul, Brookings City Manager Paul Briseno and special guest SDSU Epidemiologist Bonny Specker talk about Epidemiology, what it is, and how it is used to inform decisions with the COVID-19 pandemic.


Coffee with Paul Episode 7 | July 20, 2020

July 20, 2020

In this video broadcast of Coffee with Paul, Brookings City Manager Paul Briseno and special guests Brookings CFO, Erick Rangel and Brookings Assistant City Manager, Jacob Meshke talk about the  2021 Brookings budget process, funding outside agencies and COVID-19 funds.


COVID-19 Weekly Update with Epidemiologist Bonnie Specker | July 17, 2020

July 17, 2020

A COVID-19 Summary for the week of July 17, 2020. Epidemiologist Bonny Specker, Ph. D., South Dakota State University, Division of Research and Economic Development provides a summary of the COVID-19 situation over the last week.


COVID-19 Weekly Update with Epidemiologist Bonnie Specker | July 10, 2020

July 10, 2020

A COVID-19 Summary for the week of July 17, 2020. Epidemiologist Bonny Specker, Ph. D., South Dakota State University, Division of Research and Economic Development provides a summary of the COVID-19 situation over the last week.


Coffee with Paul Episode 6 | July 1, 2020

July 1, 2020

In this video broadcast of Coffee with Paul, Brookings City Manager Paul Briseno chats about topics that matter to you and the Brookings community. In this video, Paul speaks about COVID-19 prevention efforts and remaining vigilant.


Brookings - Bring Your Dreams - Staying Strong During COVID-19

June 5, 2020

Brookings has remained strong through the COVID-19 pandemic. As we continue the phases of reopening, let’s continue to remain diligent in our prevention efforts and support our local businesses. The individuals within our community have a lot to be proud of as they continue to be inventive and conscientious during this time.



Coffee with Paul Episode 5 | June 5, 2020

June 5, 2020

In this video broadcast of Coffee with Paul, Brookings City Manager Paul Briseno chats about topics that matter to you and the Brookings community. In this video, Paul meets with Brookings CFO Erick Rangel to discuss the City of Brookings Budget and Changes due to COVID-19. Also, special guest Dr. Sunne, a family medicine physician at Avera Medical Group talks about COVID-19 precautions and personal protective equipment (PPE). 


Coffee with Paul Episode 4 | May 20, 2020

May 20, 2020

In this video broadcast of Coffee with Paul, Brookings City Manager Paul Briseno chats about topics that matter to you and the Brookings community. In this video Paul meets with Park and Rec Director, Dusty and Brookings Public Library Director, Ashia to discuss:  Brookings facility reopening plans, a Park and Recreation update, and a Brookings Public Library update.



I’ll Wear One For You | Brookings Strong Together | Brookings Has it Covered

May 20, 2020

Brookings is strong together during the COVID-19 pandemic. Local Brookings organizations and businesses share a message of strength and ask that you continue to be diligent to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. Brookings, you’re doing a great job. We’ve got this covered! PSA: The City of Brookings and Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce.



Making a Cloth Face Covering/Mask With Paul 

May 14, 2020

Brookings City Manager Paul Briseno demonstrates how simple it is to make a cloth face-covering/mask out of items that you likely have at home. Mask instructions and info available from the CDC by visiting: Cloth Face Coverings (Link)



Brookings City Council Meeting

May 12, 2020

Agenda and minutes for the Brookings City Council meeting which took place on  May 12, 2020 can be viewed here.



Coffee with Paul Episode 3 | May 5, 2020

April 20, 2020

In this video broadcast of Coffee with Paul, Brookings City Manager Paul Briseno chats about topics that matter to you and the Brookings community. In this video Paul discusses:  The Reopening Resolution passed May 4th & the Incremental Reopening Plan, a business capacity calculator, local municipal and school board elections, Parks and Recreation programming, the pool, and continued safety measures.



Special Brookings City Council Meeting

May 4, 2020

Agenda and minutes for the Brookings City Council meeting which took place on May 4, 2020 can be viewed here.



Brookings City Council Meeting

April 28, 2020

Agenda and minutes for the Brookings City Council meeting which took place on April 28, 2020 can be viewed here.


COVID-19 – How Leading Brookings Businesses Are Keeping Employees and the Community Safe

April 23, 2020

Brookings, South Dakota large employers discuss best practices related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Organized and hosted by the Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce and Brookings Economic Development Corporation, the COVID-19 Response and Prevention Business Forum focuses on the planning and preventative measures that local companies have implemented. The forum features medical experts who provide the business community with additional resources needed to keep employees safe and healthy.

MODERATOR:
Al Heuton, BEDC Executive Director

PANEL:
Stacey Erickson, Avera Vice President
Dan Beinhorn, Larson Manufacturing VP of Manufacturing and Engineering
Tom Kersting, S.D. Soybean Processors CEO
Albert Patin, Daktronics Safety Manager
Dale Tidemann, 3M Plant Manager
Sarah Perry, Falcon Plastics VP of Corporate Affairs



Brookings COVID-19 Response Message - Continue to Slow the Spread.
Wear Face Masks | Practice Social Distancing

April 23, 2020

Brookings Mayor Keith Corbett asks the public to continue to maintain preventative measures to slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) by following CDC guidelines. The community is urged to wear masks when going out in public and also practice social distancing.

CDC guidelines and information for the use of cloth face coverings to help slow the spread of COVID-19 can be viewed at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html 



 

Pressing Health Topics Guiding Your City During the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 22, 2020

The Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Brookings discuss COVID-19 with several experts in their field. Learn what kind of information the City of Brookings is receiving that help guide their decisions during this pandemic.

MODERATOR::
Kelsey Doom, President & CEO of the Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce.

PANEL:
Jason Merkley, President & CEO of Brookings Health System
Dr. Sarah Smith, Family Medicine, Avera Medical Group Brookings
Dr. Bonny Specker, Epidemiologist & SDSU Director/Professor
Dr. Jennifer Olson, Family Medicine Sanford Clinic Brookings
Paul Briseno, Brookings City Manager




Coffee with Paul Episode 2 | April 20, 2020

April 20, 2020

In this video broadcast of Coffee with Paul, Brookings City Manager Paul Briseno chats about topics that matter to you and the Brookings community. In this video Paul discusses:  the Brookings COVID-19 Emergency Call Center, Brookings COVID-19 Relief Fund, NEW eComment opportunity for public comment, Health Forum – Pressing Health Topics Guiding your City During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Essential Organization Designation Request Form, Question of the Day – “Why are barbershops and hair salons not able to operate under the ordinance?” 



Brookings Mayor Keith Corbett Talks About the Brookings COVID-19 Relief Fund

April 23, 2020

The Brookings Area United Way and the Brookings Foundation have partnered to offer the Brookings community a way to send financial support as well as channel volunteer interest. Learn more or give to the Brookings COVID-19 Relief Fund: http://www.brookingsfoundation.org/co...



COVID-19 Update | April 15, 2020 | Ordinance 20-006 First Reading Discussion

April 15, 2020

Brookings Mayor Keith Corbett and Brookings City Manager Paul Briseno discuss the April 14th, 2020 City Council Special Meeting and the First Reading of Ordinance 20-006 an Emergency Ordinance to stay-at-home for all within the City of Brookings to limit the spread of COVID-19. More information related to the Brookings City Council meeting which took place on April 14, 2020 can be viewed here.



COVID-19 Presentation Bonny Specker, Ph.D.- Brookings City Council Meeting - April 14, 2020

April 14, 2020

A COVID-19 Presentation for public comment, spoken by City Manager Paul Briseno on behalf of Bonny Specker, Ph.D. EA Martin Program, SDSU - Presented at Brookings City Council Special Meeting - April 14, 2020.



Brookings City Council Special Meeting

April 14, 2020

Agenda and minutes for the Brookings City Council meeting which took place on April 14, 2020 can be viewed here.



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Coffee with Paul Episode 1

April 14, 2020

In this video broadcast of Coffee with Paul, Brookings City Manager Paul Briseno chats about topics that matter to you and the Brookings community. In this video Paul discusses: The 2020 Census, The Brookings Combined Municipal/School Board Elections, The Engage Brookings App, City of Brookings Emergency Ordinances and First Reading, and COVID-19 Community Resources. Do you have a question or request for Coffee with Paul? Submit your questions here.




COVID-10 Update | Emergency Ordinance Extension and Amendment Discussion

April 8, 2020

Brookings Mayor Keith Corbett and Brookings City Manager Paul Briseno discuss the extension to City of Brookings Emergency Ordinance 20-005. City of Brookings COVID-19 Emergency Ordinance 20-005 has been extended through Wednesday, May 6th. The ordinance, which addresses COVID-19 public health concerns and measures which prioritize the health and safety of the Brookings community was revisited Wednesday night April 8th, 2020 at a Special City Council meeting. City Council members unanimously voted to extend the ordinance from the original date of April 8th to May 6th. An amendment was added to the ordinance to include and address loitering in groups of ten or more. View the full ordinance, amendments, and details.




Brookings City Council Meeting 

April 8, 2020

Agenda and minutes for the Brookings City Council meeting which took place on April 8, 2020 can be viewed here.



Get Involved | Brookings Art Train

April 5, 2020

The Brookings Arts Council has partnered with Mayor Keith Corbett and the City of Brookings to host a new drawing competition and activity for the residents of all ages from Brookings and surrounding communities. We have drawn a Train Engine and are asking community members to draw a "cargo" car and fill it with drawings of things that they love, things that they are doing and place this artwork in your windows.



Be Smart | Be Safe | COVID-19 Tips: Shopping Dining Safety Tips from the City of Brookings

March 25, 2020

We’ve put together some smart shopping and eating/dining tips for you to use during this time. Please help to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and most of all, be safe.




Brookings Mayor Keith Corbett & City Manager Paul Briseno | COVID-19 update

March 23, 2020

Brookings Mayor Keith Corbett & Brookings City Manager Paul Briseno talk to the Brookings community about the most recent City ordinance Emergency Ordinance 20-005 that was passed Monday evening March, 23rd. Ordinance available to view here.




Special City Council Meeting

March 23, 2020

The City of Brookings held a special City Council meeting, Monday, March 23rd at 6:00 p.m. to act on an emergency ordinance and resolution that addresses COVID-19 public health concerns and measures which prioritize the health and safety of the Brookings community. The ordinance addresses the implementation of local measures set to limit operations of social gathering businesses which will enforce social distancing recommendations made by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), President Donald Trump (White House), and Governor Kristi Noem. The ordinance includes prohibitions and closures which will affect the following: all restaurants, food courts, coffee houses, bars, breweries, clubs, cafes and other similar places of public accommodation offering food and beverages for on-site consumption, including any alcohol licensees with on-sale privileges, all recreational facilities, public pools, health clubs, salons, spas, athletic facilities and theaters, including movie theaters and music or entertainment venues, all cigar bars, vaping lounges or other similar businesses that allow for on-site consumption, all arcades, bingo halls, bowling alleys, indoor golf ranges, casinos, indoor climbing facilities, skating rinks, and other similar recreational or entertainment facilities.

Agenda and minutes for the Brookings City Council meeting which took place on March 23, 2020 can be viewed here.




City of Brookings, Mayor Keith Corbett COVID-19 Update | Weekend Tips

March 20, 2020

Brookings, South Dakota Mayor Keith Corbett provides weekend tips related to COVID-19 on March 20th, 2020




City of Brookings COVID-19 Update with City Manager Paul Briseno

March 18, 2020

Brookings City Manager Paul Briseno gives a City of Brookings COVID-19 Coronavirus update on March 18th, 2020.




Brookings Mayor Keith Corbett Addresses the Brookings Community | Covid-19 Response

March 16, 2020

On March 16th, 2020, on behalf of the Brookings City Council, Brookings Mayor Keith Corbett addressed the Brookings Community in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.


PRESS RELEASES:


City of Brookings Press Releases/Spotlights Related to COVID-19:

SPOTLIGHT:
City Of Brookings Closures & Cancellations

SPOTLIGHT:
COVID-19 Daily Update

PRESS RELEASE:
Brookings Park and Recreation to Offer New Summer Activities Published June 5, 2020

PRESS RELEASE:
Hillcrest Aquatic Center to Remain Closed for Summer Season Published May 21, 2020

PRESS RELEASE:
Brookings Playground Equipment to Reopen Wednesday, May 20th - Published May 18, 2020

PRESS RELEASE:
Brookings City & County Government Center to Reopen Monday, May 18, 2020 at 8:00 AM - Published May 15, 2020

UPDATE:
2020 SafetyTown Program Canceled Published May 15, 2020 

PRESS RELEASE: 
Brookings Park and Recreation Department Opens Some Summer Program Registration - Published May 14, 2020 

PRESS RELEASE:
Brookings Municipal Liquor Store to Begin Phase Two of Reopening Process - Published May 12, 2020

PRESS RELEASE:
City of Brookings Facilities Remain Closed - Reopening Measures Planned for Mid-May
 - Published May 5, 2020

PRESS RELEASE:
Application to Designate Organizations as Essential Under COVID-19 Ordinances - Published April 16, 2020

PRESS RELEASE:
City of Brookings Increases Citizen Participation in the Democratic Process - Published April 14, 2020

PRESS RELEASE:
Combined Brookings Municipal/School Board Election will be Postponed to June 23, 2020 - Published April 13, 2020

PRESS RELEASE:
City of Brookings to Open COVID-19 Emergency Call Center - Published April 13, 2020

VIDEO UPDATE:
Emergency Ordinance Extension and Amendment Discussion - Published April 8, 2020

PRESS RELEASE:
COVID-19 Emergency Ordinance 20-005 Extended Through May 6th - Published April 8, 2020

PRESS RELEASE:
Brookings City Offices and Facilities to Remain Closed to the Public Until May 6th - Published April 3, 2020

PRESS RELEASE:
Park & Recreation Department to Postpone Summer Program Registration - Published April 2, 2020

PRESS RELEASE:
City of Brookings to Temporarily Close Park Playgrounds and Basketball Courts - Published March 30, 2020

PRESS RELEASE:
Ballot-By-Mail Option for the Combined Municipal/School Board April 14, 2020 Election - Published March 27. 2020

PRESS RELEASE:
Brookings Spring Cleanup Curbside Pick-up to Continue with Safety Measures - Published March 27, 2020

SPOTLIGHT:
Emergency Ordinance 20-005 At a Glance - Published March 24, 2020

PRESS RELEASE:
City of Brookings to Hold Special City Council Meeting for COVID-19 Ordinance - Published March 23, 2020

SPOTLIGHT:
COVID-19 | Smart and Safe Shopping and Dining Tips - Published March 20, 2020

PRESS RELEASE:
Public Access to Brookings Police Department Restricted. All Services Still Available - Published March 17, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: 
Brookings County and City to Close Offices and Facilities to the Public - Published March 17, 2020

PRESS RELEASE:
Brookings Mayor Keith Corbett Addresses the Brookings Community | Covid-19 Response - Published March 16, 2020

PRESS RELEASE:
The City of Brookings Continues to Take Measures to Prevent Coronavirus Spread - Published March 16, 2020

PRESS RELEASE:
The Swiftel Center Guest COVID-19 Information - Published March 13, 2020

PRESS RELEASE:
City of Brookings Prepares for Coronavirus  - Published March 13, 2020

PRESS RELEASE:
South Dakota Prepares for COVID-19 - Published February 28, 2020