Coronavirus (COVID-19) Info

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.

Note:  Brothers Pharmacy closed permanently in April 2022.


Experiencing COVID-19 symptoms? Think you've been exposed? Contact your health care provider.

Avera Clinic: 605-697-9500
Sanford Clinic: 605-697-1900


Avera Health testing - call 1-877-AT-AVERA or Brookings Avera (605) 697-9500

Sanford Health testing - call (605) 697-1900 or log in to My Sanford Chart to schedule an appointment or request an e-visit

Quick Care - call (605) 692-8484  Visit the Quick Care website 

HyVee Pharmacy - call (605) 692-7331 for more information Register for a testing time online

South Dakota State University - Free testing for SDSU students, faculty, and staff members

South Dakota Department of Health - Receive a free at-home test in the mail

*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.

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COVID-19 Vaccine

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 ( for the latest information. NOTE: this is an evolving situation and changes are being implemented immediately as needed.

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Health & Prevention

Stay safe and healthy.


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Local, Regional & National Data

View the latest data on COVID-19 in our city, region, state, nation and world.


Guidelines & Ordinance Information

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.

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Business Resources

Check out these helpful resources for your business.


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Individual & Family Resources

Check out these helpful resources for you and your family.


Household Game Plan

Is your household ready in case of COVID-19? A Household Game Plan will help you think through and prepare what you might need to do or have with you in the event you must be quarantined or isolated.

Weekly Update Video Series

Watch and listen as Bonny Specker, Ph.D. Epidemiology, South Dakota State University (and our local expert in epidemiology) explains the latest developments on COVID-19  in our region. 

About Bonny Specker

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.


COVID-19 Community Survey

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.

Community Collaboration

Our team collaborates closely with our Brookings community partners in our COVID-19 response. For specific information from our partners, visit:

K-12 and SDSU Student Information

The Brookings School District and South Dakota State University have each put together comprehensive COVID-19 plans .

Need to report a violation or concern? Contact the Brookings Police Department Non-Emergency Line. 605-692-6323

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COVID-19 questions or concerns? Connect with us directly using Engage Brookings. Visit the website ( or download the app on your mobile device.

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