COVID-19 Resources

With many businesses, schools, churches and more closing due to the threat of COVID-19, the Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce has compiled the following list of available resources, helpful links and information on area event and business cancellations.  Our main concern is to that you have the information you need to protect yourself, your family and your business,

SMALL ACT-BIG IMPACT INITIATIVE

The Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce and South Dakota Retailer’s Association have teamed up to create the Small Act – Big Impact initiative in Aberdeen. This was created to support our community in a time when our friends and neighbors need extra encouragement. It is also an effort to help our small businesses in any way we can. A list of support tasks has been created and can be found HERE. People are asked to choose a task, take a photo doing so and either posting to their Facebook or Instagram account with the hashtags #LiveLocal57401, #VisitAberdeenSD and #SupportSoDak. If they are supporting a business, they are asked to tag that business, too. As an alternative, to get around privacy settings, people can comment on the original posts on Facebook and Instagram under Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce. Posts will be chosen at random to received prizes including gift cards from dozens of local businesses, Aberdeen SD water bottles, #LiveLocal57401 water bottles and South Dakota Retailers Association items. 

HEALTH UPDATES

Avera: Individuals who utilize Avera facilities for their health care and feel they may have been exposed to COVID-19 or who are displaying symptoms are asked to call: 1-877-AT-AVERA (1-877-282-8372) or their primary healthcare providers office.

Sanford: Individuals who utilize Sanford facilities for their health care and feel they may have been exposed to COVID-19 or who are displaying symptoms are asked to: Call your local clinic or log into MyChart to utilize Sanford’s e-visit option.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Dakota Department of Health or call 1-800-997-2880.

World Health Organization

US Food & Drug Administration

US Department of Health & Human Services

AARP

BUSINESS RESOURCES

The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation 

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has activated the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program in South Dakota. This program is designed to help eligible businesses and non-profits impacted by COVID-19. Affected small businesses and non-profits need to download, complete, and submit this SBA EIDL Worksheet and Instructions to expedite activation of the EIDL program. Completed forms may be submitted by email to goedinfo@state.sd.us. Please note, this initial survey form is not a SBA loan application. When the EIDL program is activated, businesses will be contacted to apply directly to the SBA.

America’s Small Business Development Centers 

South Dakota Retailers 

Eide Bailly 

US Chamber of Commerce

Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives

Internal Revenue Service 

Webinars

  • Online Chamber Webinars with various topics
  • The Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) and South Dakota Retailers Association (SDRA) are providing a free webinar on Friday, March 27 at 10 a.m. DLR Secretary Marcia Hultman will be providing information on unemployment insurance as it relates to COVID-19 layoffs and closures.Register online at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/911428474991959819. If you have difficulty, email donna@sdra.org your first and last name, name of business or agency, city and state.

GOVERNMENT RESOURCES

Office of SD Governor Kristi Noem

U.S. Government:  Click HERE for Spanish

US Department of Veteran Affairs 

US White House

EDUCATIONAL UPDATES

Aberdeen School District

Northern State University

Presentation College

Aberdeen Catholic Schools

Aberdeen Christian School

ABERDEEN AND BROWN COUNTY RESOURCES

Brown County SD Office of Emergency Management

City of Aberdeen Updates

211 Helpline Center 

Boys & Girls Club of Aberdeen Area

Salvation Army of Aberdeen

Aberdeen Restaurant Takeout and Curbside Options Online Link  or Download a Listing

Listing of Business Closures and Modifications

Chamber and Community Meeting and Event Postponements:

  • March 28, 2020 - Roncalli Ball - rescheduled to May 8, 2020
  • March 30, 2020 - Pins for Paws Bowling Tournament
  • April 17, 2020 - Northern SD Chapter of Pheasants Forever Banquet
  • April 18, 2020 - Boys and Girls Club Winefest Renaissance - rescheduled to October 3, 2020

Chamber and Community Meeting and Event Cancellations:

  • March 27, 2020 - Edge Event at he Aberdeen Wings Game
  • March 31, 2020 - Lamont Rhodes Lecture at NSU
  • April 1, 2020 - Chamber’s Health & Wellness Committee Meeting
  • April 2, 2020 - Chamber’s Community Affairs Luncheon
  • April 4, 2020 - Knight for a Princess
  • April 9, 2020 - Community Prayer Breakfast
  • April 9-11, 2020 - Shrine Circus