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.
*Disclaimer: Links from the City's website to other sites on the internet do not constitute and endorsement of the City and are for informational purpose only. Please contact providers for testing eligibility requirements and fee information.
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.
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.
Let's Get Back What We Miss Most
Everyone misses something about life before COVID-19. Whether it's concerts with friends, cheering for our local sports teams, shaking hands in church or saying hello with a warm hug, we all have moments we want back.
Whatever it is you miss most, the COVID-19 vaccine is the next step to help us get there and end the pandemic.
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.