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What if I have been in contact with someone who is sick?

    When an individual at SDSU has been exposed to presumptive, inconclusive or confirmed COVID-19 Test, the individual should notify their academic instructors and/or employment supervisor of any needed absences. The individual, or their representative on their behalf, must also complete the COVID-19 Case Notification Form. The form will gather information based on the type of notification:

    1. 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
    2. All individuals will report their primary role at SDSU: Employee, Student, Contractor, Visitor or Other
      1. Employees will be prompted to report:
        1. Full Name
        2. Email Address
        3. Phone Number
        4. City of Residence
        5. Primary Campus Affiliation
        6. Supervisor or Campus Contact Email Address
        7. Areas of campus visited before symptoms started
      2. Students will be prompted to report:
        1. Full Name
        2. Student ID Number
        3. Email Address
        4. Phone Number
        5. City of Residence
        6. Primary Campus Affiliation
        7. Areas of campus visited before symptoms started
        8. Primary academic college
        9. Whether they are a student athlete (If so, which sport)
        10. Whether they are a student employee (If so, Supervisor/Campus Contact email address and area working)
        11. Whether they are residing on-campus or off-campus
        12. Whether they live with other SDSU students (if so, list roommates)
        13. Whether they lived at the same location when symptoms started
      3. 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
    3. 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:
      1. Employees: Assistant Vice President for Human Resources
      2. Students: Vice President for Student Affairs and, if living in University Housing, Housing and Residential Life.
      3. All individuals will be informed that the SD Department of Health will be provided information in conformity with applicable law.
      4. All individuals will be instructed to update the COVID-19 Case Notification Form if new information becomes available and is necessary to report.
      5. All individuals will be informed to stay in contact with their supervisor and/or instructors to ensure when the individual is cleared to resume or participate in remote in-person job functions, in-person or remote academic and/or other university functions.
      6. University residential life representatives will work to coordinate appropriate isolation housing in conformity with law for individuals residing on campus.
      7. Individuals are not currently required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation to return to campus except when otherwise required by law or policy. Employees are highly encouraged to request a Return to Work Letter from the SD DOH and file it with Human Resources. Students are also encouraged to request a Return to Work Letter and file it with the Office of Student Affairs.

    SAMPLE DESIGNATED INSTRUCTIONS

    Individual believes exposed to presumptive or positive COVID test or sick with symptoms:

    COMMUNICATION

    As the University community returns to campus and continues operations, it is expected that the number of positive cases of COVID-19 will increase or change. Cases in Brookings County and University locations are reported daily on the South Dakota Department of Health website, which is linked via the SDSU COVID-19 response page .

    Student, employee and patient confidentiality laws prohibit the University from disclosing the identities of individuals. The SD DOH statistics rely on information obtained by the DOH, the SDSU Student Health Clinic and Counseling Services and other medical providers. There may be instances when the University does not know about new positive cases on campus or cases related to the University but are off campus, and/or if individuals on campus do not disclose to the University or health authorities that they have tested positive for COVID-19. In addition, individuals who test positive may or may not have come in close contact with individuals on University premises or programs.

    If students, parents, faculty, staff or community members have questions related to the University’s response to COVID-19, they may reach out via email and a COVID-19 Response Team member or designee will respond as soon as possible.  

    For a current count of cases in South Dakota, visit the South Dakota Department of Health website.

    What available COVID-19 testing is there for students?

    South Dakota State University takes your health and safety seriously. To that end, the SDSU student testing site in Brookings is open to all SDSU students and is free of charge. Students do not need an invite to be tested. Testing is voluntary.

    Student Testing Site Location During Cold Weather – Currently, the site for students to provide samples for testing is the west concourse of Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium.

    Students are able to drive their vehicles to the west side of the stadium and enter the concourse in their vehicle from the north. Sampling for testing will be done inside the stadium. Walk-up service is also be available in the same area of the west concourse.

    Student Testing Hours

    Updated Jan. 4, 2021

    Spring Semester Hours (starting Jan. 11)
    Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Closed: Saturday & Sunday.

    The testing center is located in the West concourse of Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium.

    Note: The testing center will be closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan. 18) and Presidents Day (Feb. 15).

    For additional testing information (and to verify hours), please visit the COVID-19 Testing Information page.