COVID-19 Protocols

Cleaning Protocol for Infected Space

Deep cleaning and disinfecting are done. The CDC recommends waiting 24 hours, if possible, before cleaning. Once the area is appropriately disinfected, it can be open for use.

Positive Cases Report

To see cases information in our community (Pennington County) review the South Dakota Department of Health website:

What do I do if I’ve been in close contact with someone?

COVID-19 What Should I Do Infographic

How will I know if there is a positive case(s) on campus?

In the event there is an emergent situation that requires an emergency notification on campus, the notification will be narrowly tailored and distributed to enable recipients to address the health and safety issue. A notification will go out to students, faculty and staff who need to know, and a broader notice when necessary and appropriate.

Due to privacy laws, we are unable to share the identity of the individual.

Informational Resources

If you have been exposed to COVID-19 and you are experiencing symptoms, call your local healthcare provider or call the COVID-19 triage center at 1-800-279-1466 (available from 7am-11pm).

South Dakota Mines is committed to being a diverse and inclusive community and supports all members of the university. COVID-19 affects all people regardless of age, background or area in which they live. As a STEM university, we set a high bar for our students, faculty and staff. Biased behaviors, stereotyping and discrimination are not acceptable. The university inclusion and diversity statement can be found here. Those who experience harassment or discrimination on campus can report it here.