Coronavirus Information


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Vermillion is prioritizing safe travel and when you’re ready to travel, we’re ready for you.

Vermillion offers a small-town feel with big-time activities. Home to an endless number of unique offerings that you can’t find anywhere else. Nestled along the banks of the Missouri River, Vermillion delivers no shortage of arts, culture, history, and heritage to explore. Visitors are sure to discover many reasons to #LOVermillion.

The Vermillion community has implemented hygiene, health, and safety protocols to keep you and your families safe while you are here. South Dakota and Vermillion do not have any travel restrictions in place, however, our City strongly encourages mask-wearing when indoors or in larger social gatherings. If you have any questions or concerns about your trip, we encourage you to contact us before your arrival.

The Rural Electric Economic Development (REED) Fund recently became aware of some funds that have been set aside by the Small Business administration to provide assistance to Restaurants and Bars. The SBA has asked for assistance in getting the word out to restaurants with 2019 gross receipts of not more than $50,000.  The funding set-aside of $500M has substantial funds available and SBA is encouraging these eligible small business owners to apply for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF).
Here is the RRF website with more information and the link to apply Restaurant Revitalization Fund (
Anything you can do to let these business owners know that help may still be available is appreciated.

Travel Restrictions and Road Closures

If you’re on a road trip and Vermillion is only one of your stops, be sure to check out road closures across the state of South Dakota.

Some trip routes through tribal lands may be closed and alternatives needed. Check or call 5-1-1 for up-to-date road information. Access maps to view documented tribal checkpoints and visitor information by clicking below.

COVID-19 Tribal Road Restrictions

When the time is right for you, great places are waiting in Vermillion.

Commitment to ReVive Vermillion

The ‘Commitment to ReVive Vermillion’ initiative is a commitment from Vermillion Area businesses to practice key social distancing measures to keep visitors and travelers to our community safe during these current times.

The Commitment covers three key areas:

  • Distancing
  • Transparency
  • Covered & Cleaned

Participating businesses will sign onto the commitment and display the Commitment poster in their store window or entryway.

View Commitment poster

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