Safer At Home Proclamation
The Safer at Home Proclamation strongly encourages all residents of the City of Sioux Falls to remain in their homes except for activities related to the provision of essential commodities and services.
The virus that causes COVID-19 spreads easily. it is critical to slow transmission of this virus to protect the most vulnerable and to prevent the City’s health care system from being overwhelmed. One proven way to slow the transmission is to limit interactions among people to the greatest extent practicable.
Under this Proclamation, people are asked to:
Stay at Home
Residents of Sioux Falls are strongly encouraged to remain in their homes except for activities related to the provision of essential commodities and services.
- Limit visits to grocery and retail stores to once per week or use delivery services.
- When it is necessary to visit grocery and/or retail stores, choose a designated shopper to do the shopping for the entire household in order to reduce the number of people in the store(s).
- Go to a restaurant for take-out, delivery or drive through services.
- Walk your pets and take them to the veterinarian if necessary.
- Participate in organized religious activities via remote options as available.
- People returning from extended trips or spending the winters in warmer climates should self-quarantine for 14 days upon their return to the city.
- Support local businesses that promote social distancing and demonstrate compliance with CDC guidelines.
Residents of Sioux Falls should call ahead to healthcare providers if feeling sick.
- You can still attend medical appointments. Follow the guidance of your medical providers and always call ahead if feeling sick.
- You can go to the pharmacy to pick up medications but would encourage drive through or delivery services if they are available.
Residents of Sioux Falls should continue to practice good respiratory hygiene, handwashing, and social distancing. Additionally, consistent with current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidance, residents over the age of two, who do not have trouble breathing should consider wearing cloth face masks when they are in public areas outside of their homes.
Mental and Emotional Health
Residents of Sioux Falls should be mindful of their mental health.
- You can engage in outdoor activity such as walking, hiking, running, or biking. Keep at least 6 feet of distance between you and others in the community and comply with all other measures as advised by the CDC.
- Be a good neighbors to those around you and help others if able, keeping in mind that it remains critical to use safe practices as recommended by the CDC.
Businesses not bound by the limitations of ten or fewer patrons should, whenever possible, limit their patron occupancy to no more that 50% of their posted occupancy and practice safe social distancing strategies.