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COVID-19 Updates: Stay Informed

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Student Health Clinic and Counseling Services

Welcome to the Student Health Clinic and Counseling Services located in the Wellness Center at South Dakota State University. We specialize in college health. We offer high-quality primary care services. We understand today's college students and are committed to assisting with your healthcare needs. If you wish to make an appointment please call 605-688-4157. Appointments are also available online by going to your MyState account and accessing your Jackrabbits Health Clinic and Counseling Portal.

Coronavirus Information

South Dakota State University is closely monitoring the emerging, global public health concern involving the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Since being first detected in Wuhan, China, the illness has made headlines as the virus has spread to other countries, including the first confirmed cases in the U.S.

The university's efforts are in collaboration with the South Dakota Department of Health as it continues to monitor the emergence of the novel coronavirus. The SD-DOH is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and health care partners across the state to prepare for and respond to a potential case.

Worldwide infections have risen but the majority of those are in China. And yes, COVID-19 continues to spread, and the virus poses a serious concern for employers in every industry.

    There are confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in South Dakota. The number of cases and countries with infections worldwide is increasing and can be found on the WHO website. Case counts and other information about the novel coronavirus can be found on the CDC website.

    For anyone seeking medical assistance at the SDSU Student Health Clinic for respiratory symptoms or influenza like symptom, the symptoms can be similar to the coronavirus.  Travel history is regular part of our exam process here.

    If you have traveled to China or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus, and you are now experiencing symptoms, health officials encourage you to contact your health care provider by phone for further guidance. 

    Students, faculty, and staff who have traveled to China, but do not exhibit any symptoms, are encouraged to continue their normal activities. This is based on current guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Additional information can be found on SDSU’s Emergency Management: Coronavirus Updates website.

    Tips to Keep Yourself Healthy

    • Contact your medical provider if you become ill after international travel
    • Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze (with a tissue or into your sleeve)
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth
    • Wash hands often with soap and water (or alcohol-based hand gel)
    • Stay home if you are sick