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Covid-19 Resources

The Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce has compiled the following list of available COVID-19 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.

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


Sunshine Behavioral Health – Telehealth & Online Mental Health Resources

RetireGuide COVID-19 Testing & Medicare

Business Resources

NEW Business Posters:  Mask or Safety Guidelines

The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation

South Dakota Retailers

Eide Bailly

US Chamber of Commerce

Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives

Bankrate Inc.

Internal Revenue Service – Federal Pandemic Unemployment Aid: What To Do if You Can’t Pay Your Mortgage

Online Chamber Webinars with various topics

Language Resources

The Multi-Cultural Center of Sioux Falls has translated information about Covid-19 into 11 different languages at:

South Dakota’s Hub for COVID-19 Resources in other languages.

Grants/Loan Programs

CARES Act Grand Funding for South Dakota Small Businesses, Non-Profits, and Healthcare

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 the SBA EIDL Worksheet and Instructions to expedite the activation of the EIDL program.

LISC Small Business Relief Grants

Governor Noem’s Fall Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF)

Aberdeen And Brown County Resources

NEW Aberdeen Back To Business Guide (6/15/20)

Brown County SD Office of Emergency Management

City of Aberdeen Updates

211 Helpline Center

Boys & Girls Club of Aberdeen Area

Salvation Army of Aberdeen

United Way COVID Relief Fund

Listing of Business Closures and Modifications

Want to make face masks? Sanford Face Mask Directions – Donations can be made by calling 605-626-4200; Avera Face Mask Directions  – Donations can be made by calling 605-380-4299 or 605-622-5758.

Government Resources

Office of SD Governor Kristi Noem

State of South Dakota Back to Normal Long-Term Care Re-Opening Plan

U.S. Government:  Click HERE for Spanish

US Department of Veteran Affairs 

US White House

Local Educational Updates

Northern State University

Presentation College

Aberdeen Catholic Schools

Aberdeen Christian School

Small Act-Big Impact Initiative

The Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce and South Dakota Retailer’s Association 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 the program.

Small Act-Big Impact Gift Card Campaign

The Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce and Hub City Radio teamed up to help our local Chamber members through the COVID-19 pandemic by hosting the Small Act – Big Impact Campaign, which ran until April 17th. The campaign included 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 campaign raised over $274,000 for local businesses.

We’re Changing The Game.