Public Health

Zika Virus

Zika Virus

While Zika is a tropical mosquito-borne infection that is NOT known to be carried by the mosquitoes found in South Dakota, people traveling to the American tropics and sub-tropics should be aware of the Zika virus.  For the most current information on Zika virus, prevention methods, maps of Zika affected areas and the latest travel advisories, please see the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
CDC Mosquito Bite Prevention for Travelers

Health Inspections

Environmental Health Specialists inspect and monitor all Sioux Falls food service establishments to protect the public’s safety by establishing sanitary standards and controlling the possibility of food borne illnesses. The following link allows access to health inspection scores. The site includes reports for every restaurant, cafeteria, convenience store, grocery store, or any other retail food establishment within the Sioux Falls city limits.
Health Food Service Inspections
Mold Issues


Mold is a microscopic fungus that feeds on organic matter and moisture to live & reproduce. When it reproduces enough it will become visible like a cottony or fluffy spot. It may be various colors such as gray, green, orange and black.
Day Care

Day Care Provider Inspections

The City of Sioux Falls Health Department welcomes you to the Family Day Care Home Provider Inspection report website.
Video: Helping you find the right Daycare
Day Care Providers
Family Daycare Inspections


The City of Sioux Falls encourages pet owners to have their pets vaccinated. The number of animal rabies in South Dakota rose from 32 cases in 2010 to 40 cases in 2011

Rabies Information
2013 Rabies Surveillance

News Releases

Staying Healthy for the Holidays

The holidays are a time to give thanks, reflect, and celebrate. Because nobody likes to be sick during the holidays, give yourself, your family, and community the gift of …

Posted 11/24/2015 in Public Health

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The Environmental Health Division promotes and protects the public health of the community, to protect and improve the environmental quality of the area and mitigates adverse health conditions and threats that result from interactions between people and their environment. The division includes areas relating to sanitation/inspection, licensing, and environmental nuisance abatement through code enforcement program, public health preparedness, community programs and vector control.