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If a visitor to SDSU gets sick

When a visitor to SDSU experiences symptoms of COVID-19, has presumptive, inconclusive or confirmed COVID-19 Test, or has been exposed to presumptive, inconclusive, or confirmed COVID-19 Test, the individual, or their representative on their behalf, must complete the COVID-19 Case Notification Form. The form will gather information based on the type of notification:

  1. Notification of a laboratory confirmed case of COVID-19: Person who received an inconclusive or positive test result for COVID-19. Individuals will report:
    1. Date tested
    2. State in which they were tested
    3. Date of symptom onset
    4. Date positive result received
    5. If known, anticipated date of release from isolation
    6. Whether they have been contacted by the Department of Health
  2. Notification of a suspected case of COVID-19: Person who has symptoms and may have COVID-19 but has not been tested or has test results that are pending. Individuals will report:
    1. Date of symptom onset
    2. If applicable, date tested
    3. If known, anticipated date of release from isolation
    4. Whether they have been contacted by the Department of Health
  3. Notification of a direct contact: Person who has spent greater than 15 minutes within 6 feet of someone who received a positive test result for COVID-19 OR a person who has been notified by the Department of Health they are a direct contact. Individuals will report:
    1. Date of exposure
    2. Whether they have been contacted by the Department of Health
    3. If known, anticipated date of release from isolation
  4. All individuals will report their primary role at SDSU: Employee, Student, Contractor, Visitor or Other
    1. Contractors, Visitors, and Other individuals will be prompted to report:
      1. Full Name
      2. Email Address
      3. Phone Number
      4. City of Residence
      5. Primary Campus Affiliation
      6. If known, Supervisor or Campus Contact Email Address
      7. Areas of campus visited 48 hours before symptoms started
  5. Upon submission, the COVID-19 Case Notification Form will be routed to the SDSU Emergency Management Team Chair, as well as the Designated Notification Individual, as applicable:

View the entire SDSU Protocol Communicating Presumptive/Positive COVID-19 Tests process for additional information.

Will visitors be required to wear cloth face coverings?

To begin fall semester operations on the campuses, the South Dakota Board of Regents agreed to require face coverings in all public indoor spaces on campus (Level 3). This action will be reviewed 30 days after the start of the fall academic term.
The board’s protocol, which applies to all students, staff, faculty, and campus visitors, provides for four differentiated levels of response: Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4.

For more information on the requirements, read the Regents Adopt Tiered Approach to Face Covering Protocols release.

Important Information

Important information regarding facilities and hours of operation as well as guidelines for visiting campus will be posted here as it becomes available.

University Bookstore: Updated Hours

The University Bookstore will be CLOSED Dec. 19, 2020, through Jan. 21, 2021.

University Student Union: Updated Hours

The updated hours for the University Student Union (USU) after Thanksgiving break are listed below.

    Semester/Winter Break

    The Semester/Winter Break hours below are referring to Dec. 9, 2020 to Jan. 8, 2021.

    • USU administrative offices will be open Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
      • Access to the facility will be via card access only.
    • Aramark will be closed for general service
    • Retail coffee will not be available

      The University will be closed Thursday, Dec. 24 through Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020 and Jan. 1, 2021.

      McCrory Gardens: Updated Hours

      The hours for the Formal Gardens and Arboretum have changed to the following:

      Formal Gardens
      Wed-Sun: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
      Last admission: 4:30 p.m.

      Arboretum Hours
      Open Daily: 6 a.m. - 11 p.m.

      The gardens will be closed Mondays and Tuesdays to allow cleaning of the numerous contact points.

      When arriving, visitors are encouraged to use the Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant openers for doors, follow the signage and practice social distancing. Certain doors might be propped open to reduce touchpoints. Visitors are encouraged to wear cloth face coverings. However, the face coverings will not be required to tour the gardens nor provided to visitors.

      Visitors will enter and exit the gardens through the McCrory Gardens Education and Visitor Center. The center’s lobby will be limited to 20 individuals at one time. Upon paying admission, visitors will need to provide a name and phone number in case a need for future contact arises.

      Visit the McCrory Gardens website for additional information.

      Miller Wellness Center Hours

      Spring 2021 Operating Hours:

      • Monday - Thursday: 5 a.m. - 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. - 11 p.m.
      • Friday: 5 a.m. - 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. - 10 p.m.
      • Saturday: 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. - 8 p.m.
      • Sunday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. - 10 p.m.

      For information on area-specific hours, please visit the Miller Wellness Center Hours of Operation page.

      Precautions are being enacted to provide a safe environment so our members have an opportunity to resume an active lifestyle. Cleaning will be conducted during regular intervals throughout the day, as well as deep cleaning during our daily 1-3 p.m. facility closures. Wellness Center staff will follow CDC, as well as American College of Sports Medicine and American College Health Association guidelines.

      For guidelines and expectations for patrons and staff as well as additional reopening information, please visit the Wellness Center COVID-19 Response & Updates site.

      See how the Wellness Center is implementing its COVID-19 guidelines

      SDSU Alumni and SDSU Foundation Reopened June 29, 2020

      Guests, Vendors, and Service Providers:

      The Lohr Building reopened for guests and visitors on June 29, 2020.  The main entrances for the Lohr Building will be unlocked (the Alumni Atrium doors will remain locked with appropriate signage). 

      All guests, visitors, vendors and service providers will be required to sign in at a welcome station in the front entry.  Optional masks and hand sanitizer will be provided at the sign-in station as well.

      SDSU Meat Lab Hours


      Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. beginning Aug 17
      Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. post COVID-19

      Entrance/Exit Procedures

      When customers come for product pickup, a staff member will deliver meat products and take payments or escort customers into the retail store front for credit card payment.

      Tours and Groups

      Tours and group visits to the Production areas will be suspended until further notice.

      Groups that come for Retail meat products will be limited to the inside space at the capacity of one customer group at a time.

      Guidelines and Rules

      The SDSU Meat Lab will be operating on required staffing to accomplish pig slaughters, processing, and retail sales in curb side pickup manner. The SDSU Meat Lab will accept phone and email orders to reduce our contact with customers. Staff members will follow the guidelines for meat and poultry processing worker as outlined at when fabricating products and filling customer orders.

      SDSU Dairy Bar Hours

      Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
      Saturday: Closed*
      Sunday: Closed

      *Closed unless there is a special event. See SDSU Dining Services for special event hours. 

      When arriving, customers are encouraged to use the doors marked for entrance/exit, follow all signage and practice social distancing.

      Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be a limited seating capacity of 25 customers. Customers are suggested to carry out purchases and to use cashless payment options. The SDSU Dairy Bar will follow food preparation and service guidance set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the South Dakota Department of Health