Guidelines & Ordinance Information


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Passed Resolution 21-043 - No Ordinance or Resolution Currently Enacted.

In Effect May 25, 2021

Resolution 21-043 was passed repealing resolution 21-024 which provided safety recommendations to reduce the spread of COVID-19. At this time no ordinance or resolution is in effect. 


Specific Restrictions & Guidelines

There are currently no ordinances or resolutions in effect. For more information on the latest COVID-19 information, guidelines or applicable recommendations, please refer to the South Dakota Department of Health (SDOH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


City of Brookings Reopening Road Map

The City of Brookings COVID-19 Reopening Road Map is an incremental, multi-phase approach to get Brookings businesses and organizations back open and operational while addressing public safety guidelines to combat the spread of COVID-19. The Reopening Road Map provides a color-coded breakdown of a four-phase approach. Each phase is associated with an ordinance that provides detail related to safety and preventative precautions, recommendations and restrictions. The details for each phase are being informed by economic and health data with combined input from national, state, and local health organizations and experts, community partners, professional organizations, and the public.

  1. Current Phase 4
  2. Phase 3
  3. Phase 2
  4. Phase 1

4 GREEN (1)

SAFETY MEASURE
EMPLOYERS, BUSINESSES & ORGANIZATIONS
INDIVIDUALS/RESIDENTS
Physical/Social Distancing/Prohibited Activities 

Resume staffing and operations 

(See the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and South Dakota Department of Health (SDOH) for current guidelines and any applicable recommendations).


Resume prior gathering sizes and interactions. 

(See the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and South Dakota Department of Health (SDOH) for current guidelines and any applicable gathering recommendations.

Face Covering/Mask

Return to new normal

(See the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and South Dakota Department of Health (SDOH) for current guidelines and any applicable recommendations).

Return to new normal 

(See the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and South Dakota Department of Health (SDOH) for current guidelines and any applicable recommendations).


Hand Washing

(See the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and South Dakota Department of Health (SDOH) for current guidelines and any applicable recommendations).

(See the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and South Dakota Department of Health (SDOH) for current guidelines and any applicable recommendations).


Disinfecting/Cleaning

(See the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and South Dakota Department of Health (SDOH) for current guidelines and any applicable recommendations).

(See the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and South Dakota Department of Health (SDOH) for current guidelines and any applicable recommendations).


Illness Monitoring

(See the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and South Dakota Department of Health (SDOH) for current guidelines and any applicable recommendations).

(See the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and South Dakota Department of Health (SDOH) for current guidelines and any applicable recommendations).



City of Brookings Thresholds

Moving Between Phases: How the City Determines the Current Phase

Movement between phases is dependent upon the activity of the virus and the success of our community in keeping positive case numbers low. To determine our current thresholds, the City of Brookings is following the World Health Organization (WHO) which considers three criteria when adjusting public health and social measures related to COVID-19:

  1. Epidemiology: Is the epidemic controlled?
  2. Health System Capacity: Is the health system able to cope with a resurgence of COVID-19 cases that may arise after adapting some measures?
  3. Public Health Surveillance: Is the public health surveillance system able to detect and manage the cases and their contacts, and identify a resurgence of cases?

Movement to a new phase will be based on these as well as other criteria. Given the dynamic nature of COVID-19, the criteria are subject to change as new information becomes available.  




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