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. Click HERE for more information on how you can participate.

SMALL ACT-BIG IMPACT GIFT CARD CAMPAIGN

The Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce and Hub City Radio are teaming up to help our local Chamber members through the negative effects to their business caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are excited to be hosting the Small Act - Big Impact Campaign starting on April 2, 2020 and running through April 17, 2020. The campaign will include an on-air radiothon and follow-up promotion to sell $25 gift cards or gift certificates from participating merchants to local citizens and businesses. The goal is to inject much needed cash flow into our local Chamber member businesses right now! Click HERE for more information.

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.

Northwestern Energy Small Business Grant

America’s Small Business Development Centers 

South Dakota Retailers 

Eide Bailly 

US Chamber of Commerce

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act for small businesses 

Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives

Internal Revenue Service 

Online Chamber Webinars with various topics

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:

  • April 17, 2020 - Northern SD Chapter of Pheasants Forever Banquet
  • April 18, 2020 - Boys and Girls Club Winefest Renaissance - rescheduled to October 3, 2020
  • May 7, 2020 - Leadercast

Chamber and Community Meeting and Event Cancellations:

  • April 4, 2020 - Knight for a Princess
  • April 9, 2020 - Community Prayer Breakfast
  • April 9-11, 2020 - Shrine Circus