The Brookings CVB continues to monitor the current coronavirus situation and stays in constant contact with our city leadership in Brookings, Governor Kristi Noem, Secretary of Tourism Jim Hagen and the South Dakota Dept. of Health.

Several restrictions are already in place to keep residents and visitors safe in Brookings. These restrictions greatly impact our venues, attractions, retailers, restaurants, and hoteliers. Many events have been postponed, canceled, or already rescheduled at a later date. Please contact the venues directly, as well as individual business establishments to check in about open hours and services available. 

MAJOR ATTRACTION UPDATES:

U.S Small Business Administration | Information on Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus

Additionally, the US Travel Association is providing a COVID-19 Toolkit for all travel and tourism industry partners. It includes a guide for communicating healthy travel practices, talking points for use with the media, and more.

Attention Industry Partners :

As of March 27, 2020 the CARES Act passed. This legislation is aimed at providing relief for individuals and businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Check in with the US Travel Association for more information.

Details about the CARES Act, including eligibility guidelines and how to access assistance are available now. 

  • Small Business Administration Business Interruption Loans (Paycheck Protection Program)
  • Small Business Administration Coronavirus Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL)
  • Small Business Administration Express Loans
  • Emergency Stabilization Fund (Federal Reserve Facilities and Programs)
  • Small Business Administration Debt Relief for New and Existing Loans
  • Economic Relief for Airports and Tourism and Delay on REAL ID Enforcement
  • Business Tax Provisions 

Helpful Information and Resources

If you have any questions please contact us and follow @VisitBrookings on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. We'll share as much as we know and continue to make adjustments as needed.