Testing & Vaccine

Free COVID Test Kits

All South Dakota Mines Students

The SD Dept. of Health is offering convenient at-home COVID-19 testing kits, available at no cost to all South Dakota Mines students (resident, non-resident, and international). To order, see the December 23 email message from the Dean of Students that includes a personalized website link and instructions on when to test.

Faculty and Staff

The Dept. of Health provides this same at-home testing kit free of charge to all South Dakota residents. This can be ordered online here. You do not need to have symptoms to be tested.


The latest information from the SD Dept. of Health does not yet indicate a specific timeline for when COVID vaccines will be available for students, faculty, and staff. We are not anticipating the vaccine to be available to us before February or March 2021. The majority of the campus community is grouped into level 1-D on this chart.

Continued COVID-19 vaccine information will be posted to this site as it becomes available.

Information from the SD Department of Health

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19 Phase 1 vaccine priority groups

Information from the CDC

Frequently Asked Questions

Pandemic Vaccine Program Distribution, Tracking, and Monitoring (CDC)

Benefits of Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine

Information from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration

COVID-19 Vaccines

Operation Warp Speed

Learn more about Operation Warp Speed

Inside the Operation Warp Speed effort to get Americans a COVID-19 vaccine (CBS)

Information from Monument Health

COVID-19 Vaccine

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.