COVID-19 Information and Resources
As the COVID-19 crisis has evolved, more information and resources for those affected have become available. Below is a list of important resources to help you and your family during this time.
Below is a list of resources available during the Covid-19 closures in Sioux Falls and surrounding areas.
South Dakota Department of Health Covid-19 Priority Groups
** NEW ** COVID-19 Drive-Thru Mass Testing Events
The laboratory eTrueNorth will be conducting the tests and providing results. After registering, individuals will receive an appointment and a test voucher that must be printed and brought to the testing site. People without appointments will only be tested if time slots are not full.
Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about the Coronavirus, such as how it spreads, what common symptoms are, and how to protect yourself: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html
The CDC has given guidance on whether it is safe to travel within the US, and has advised non-essential travel and to stay away from places with community spread of Coronavirus or travel that involves being in close contact with others: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-in-the-us.html
Senior Mental Health
The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed our lifestyles, and it has made seniors even more vulnerable to a problem that was already a crisis in the US: isolation, loneliness, and mental health struggles among our seniors.
School at home (K-12)
HUGE list of amazing educational resources http://www.amazingeducationalresources.com/
Food pantries https://www.foodpantries.org/ci/sd-Sioux%20Falls
School breakfast and lunch meals https://www.coronahelpsf.com/fooddistribution
Delivery of household necessities – detergent, diapers, t. paper, hygiene products, food https://www.coronahelpsf.com/deliveries
Mental health and anxiety
Local Mental health resources https://www.helplinecenter.org/2-1-1-community-resources/helpsheets/covid-19-and-your-mental-health/
Meditation apps for kids https://www.commonsensemedia.org/lists/meditation-apps-for-kids
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/NAMI-Updates-on-the-Coronavirus
CDC - Mental health and coping COVID-19 https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html
Economic Impact Payment IRS and Other Resources - View
COVID-19 Relief Fund https://www.siouxfalls.org/news/2020/03/17/relief-fund
One Sioux Falls fund – rent/mortgage assistance. There has been a fund established in the Sioux Falls area for those unable to pay rent and other expenses due to the impacts of the Coronavirus that do not qualify for federal housing assistance:https://www.helplinecenter.org/2-1-1-community-resources/one-sioux-falls-fund/
Income Tax Relief - https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus
City of Sioux Falls https://www.siouxfalls.org/covid19
Better Together Sioux Falls Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/795082001002486/
Local Sioux Falls churches have also come together to bring food and supplies to those in need during the pandemic. Follow this link to request assistance or to volunteer in the distribution efforts: https://www.coronahelpsf.com/
Reemployment Assistance (formerly Unemployment Insurance) due to COVID-19 https://dlr.sd.gov/ra/covid_19_ra_eligibility.aspx
Job opportunities http://opportunitysf.com/job-opportunities.cfm
Government agency resources https://dlr.sd.gov/covid_19_resources.aspx
East River Legal Services (civil legal issues) – www.erlservices.org
Access to Justice State Bar Pro Bono Program (civil legal issues) – www.statebarofsouthdakota.com/access-to-justice
South Dakota Network (domestic violence) - https://sdnafvsa.com/home/
Ask Questions to SD lawyers anonymously – SD Free Legal Answers – https://sd.freelegalanswers.org/
Entertainment – virtual tours while social distancing
Zoos and aquariums, museums and theme parks https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/travel/a31784720/best-virtual-tours/
Questions about COVID-19???
COVID-19 Information Line – https://covid.sd.gov/ or call #1-800-997-2880
Apply for Legal Assistance
Legal Services offices are limiting staff interaction with applicants and clients for the safety of our staff and clients, we are taking in applications for legal assistance online at https://www.sdlawhelp.org/apply