Information and Guidance for Individuals and Families

Information About COVID-19

The Health Department has partnered with local, state and federal response agencies to ensure a level of preparedness for the community. The virus that causes COVID-19 is transmitted similar to the virus that causes influenza. We encourage everyone to practice good respiratory hygiene, which includes: proper handwashing, covering your cough, and staying home if you are ill.

Vaccine Information

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers guidance on a number of COVID-19 related topics:

Postal Service

The Unites States Postal Service has provided information on their efforts to reduce health risks for employees and customers and to safeguard our operational and business continuity.  Information on their efforts can be found at

Mosquitoes and Ticks

At this time, CDC has no data to suggest that this new coronavirus or other similar coronaviruses are spread by mosquitoes or ticks. The main way that COVID-19 spreads is from person to person. See How Coronavirus Spreads for more information. The World Health Organization has established a resource to provide advice for the public on COVID-19 myths.
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public: Myth busters page.

Substance Abuse

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) offers tips for taking care of your behavioral Health during quarantine. 
Tips For Social Distancing, Quarantine, And Isolation During An Infectious Disease Outbreak. 

Additional Resources

Non-English Resources
The Multi-Cultural Center of Sioux Falls has translated information about COVID-19 into 11 different language. Translations are on the Multi-Cultural Center website MCC website.

Help Keep Your Garbage/Recycling Haulers Safe from COVID-19