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Campus Visitors

Will visitors be required to wear cloth face coverings?

Starting Monday, May 10, 2021, South Dakota State University will be a “face coverings optional” environment.

If a visitor to SDSU gets sick

When a visitor to SDSU experiences symptoms of COVID-19, has a 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.

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.