A covid vaccine is the most effective method of ending this pandemic

As we move forward toward a pre-pandemic college experience, the University of Sioux Falls provides updated health and safety information below for students, employees and visitors. Vaccination is the leading prevention strategy to protect individuals from COVID-19. If you have chosen to be vaccinated you can voluntarily share your vaccine information and help our community understand the breadth of vaccine rates in our community.

Submit your proof of Vaccination

Help Keep USF Safe. Screen your health  daily and submit a self-report when any of the following apply:

  • You receive a positive COVID-19 test result
  • You have been tested for COVID-19
  • You have been instructed to self-quarantine for a suspected COVID-19 infection

Student Self-Report Form Employee Self-Report Form Daily Screening App Quarantine Guide

COVID-19 Vaccination

A COVID-19 vaccine is not a requirement at USF for the 2021-2022 school year, but vaccination is the leading prevention strategy to protect individuals from COVID-19 disease and end the COVID-19 pandemic. As the number of vaccinated individuals increases in our community, the likelihood of severe illness and the risk of spreading the virus that causes COVID-19 decreases. It also means less time an individual will need to miss class or other campus activities due to time spent in quarantine if exposed to COVID-19.

Please report if you have been vaccinated for COVID-19.

We ask that students please keep us informed of their status by reporting the dates of their vaccination(s) by filling out the proof of vaccination form and submitting a picture of their vaccination record. 

Proof of Vaccination Form

In order to access this form, sign-in to your USF Office account.

Username: MyUSF@usiouxfalls.edu (please note the username is not your whole email address) for example jodoe@usiouxfalls.edu

Password: same as MyUSF and email

What to do if you have lost your Vaccine Documentation Card:
In the event that you have lost your vaccine documentation, contact your specific provider for a replacement.

  • Lewis Drug - visit any Lewis Drug Pharmacy for a replacement card.
  • Walgreens - visit any Walgreens Pharmacy for a replacement card.
  • Hy-Vee - visit the specific Hy-Vee Pharmacy location where you received your vaccine for a replacement.
  • Sanford - In MyChart go to the After Visit Summary for your Immunization and scroll to the bottom to find a copy of your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card.

Mask Policy

As of May 17, 2021, masks are now optional on campus, indoors and outside, but are required for classes (although this policy may be modified by individual instructors).

Learn about mask best practices from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

What should I do if I become ill?

Students feeling ill should:

  • Contact your primary care provider if you start to notice possible symptoms or have concerns about your health.
  • Call Avera Health Services at 1-877-282-8372. USF's partnership with Avera gives students 24/7 access to a registered nurse for any health-related advice concerning COVID-19. This call is at no cost to USF students.
  • If you are unable to reach your primary provider and are seriously ill, go to urgent care, emergency room or call 911. Call in advance to urgent care or the ER so staff is prepared for your arrival.
  • Avoid public spaces and self-isolate.

Self-Report Your Symptoms
Students need to submit a report to notify the COVID-19 Campus Response Team to help with your care and to reduce exposure to others within our campus. Submit a self-report form when any of the following apply:

  • You have received a positive COVID-19 test result
  • You have been tested for COVID-19
  • You have been instructed to self-quarantine for suspected COVID-19 infection

COVID-19 Self-Report Form

Self-Screening

On a daily basis, students should assess whether they have any COVID-19 symptoms and determine if they differ from their personal health baseline.

Watch for symptoms
COVID-19 has had a wide range of symptoms reported - ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Individuals with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath 
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Sore Throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting 
  • Diarrhea

South Dakota Department of Health provides a COVID-19 screening tool to help you understand what to do next if you experience symptoms.

View USF's daily screening questionnaire.

USF Employees | Faculty & Staff

Access employee COVID-19 resources, important links and more with the button below.

employee COVID-19 Resources

Employee Self-report form

Campus COVID Dashboard

Historical Updates & Data

Information on these pages is subject to change. USF continues to monitor reports and recommendations from local health agencies, the South Dakota Department of Public Health and the CDC. USF reserves the right to alter these policies and protocols if deemed necessary.