The South Dakota Department of Tourism is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation. Our guests, our tourism partners, and our tourism businesses are our top priority, and we want to keep you all informed about what is happening in South Dakota.

With everyone's health and safety top of mind, businesses and events are making decisions about their operations. There are businesses across South Dakota that are temporarily closing or operating under special hours, and some events are being canceled or postponed. Please note that South Dakota’s interstates (29 and 90) are open. There are no interstate closures due to COVID-19. Rest Areas remain open as well. A list of the modifications we know of can be found here.

During these unprecedented times, we encourage you and your family to please stay home (for now), stay well, and be sure to follow the important social distancing and hygiene practices as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Great places like South Dakota are waiting and once we are through this crisis, we will eagerly welcome you to experience our wide-open spaces. 

Resource links:

South Dakota Department of Health -

Tourism Event Cancellations and Tourism Business Disruptions in South Dakota

Governor Noem: Executive Order Regarding COVID-19 Guidelines (March 23, 2020)

CDC* COVID-19 Homepage

CDC* COVID-19 Traveler FAQ

*The CDC is the go-to resource as the situation evolves. 


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