Faculty & Staff

We will continue to provide training, information, and support for your health and safety needs. We ask you to help campus stay #HardrockerStrong by doing your part. 

  • We will provide a cloth mask and public health information
  • Increased cleaning protocols are being implemented and cleaning supplies provided to keep your workspace safe
  • Track your health by checking your symptoms daily using a symptom checker and monitor where you’ve been with the Care19 contact tracing app available in your phone’s app store.  

Teaching Resources 


New standards regarding research lab access and availability stem from working together to keep our campus as safe and healthy as possible. Therefore, these standards have been established: 

  • Principal investigators should be in a mode for all on-campus research to be reduced to essential research-related activities only. 
  • Limited access to laboratories will be maintained so that essential research-related activities can continue.
  • We encourage faculty and student researchers to write papers, process data, and write grant proposals, all of which can be completed remotely.

These technical updates have been made to accommodate research activities:

  • Installed 100 GB network Backbone to a few research buildings on campus with others moving to 40Gb
  • Upgrading the Internet2 connection from 10Gb to 100GB

More information: Research

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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.