Covid-19 Community Updates

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City Resolution

Dining & Beverage Updates

Business Resources

Education Resources

Thank you for everyone’s patience, support, and flexibility during these uncertain times.
We know Spearfish is a community that rallies together and keeps the best interest of citizen wellness in front of their decision-making process. We have a prepared and dedicated leadership team with our city, state, and government officials.

City of Spearfish Press Release 5-15-20


 City of Spearfish announces re-opening of public facilities.


  • For specific questions regarding City Hall, call 642-1354. 
  • For specific questions regarding the Spearfish Recreation Center or public facility rentals, call 722-1430. 
  • For specific questions regarding Grace Balloch Memorial Library, call 642-1330. 


Businesses can choose to open and operate by following best practices and CDC guidelines.  

Dining & Beverage Updates:

||| With new citywide Resolution in effect, many dining and beverage are opening their doors to dine-in guests. Please call or check their Facebook page to see if they are offering Dine-In Services. ||| (4/30/20)

Please inquire on their pages for hours.

Business and Personal Support:

Questions about loan processes? Contact your local lender. 

City of Spearfish Response to COVID-19 –


Small Business Administration 

CARES ACT – Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security

U.S. Department of the Treasury 


Governor Noem’s Small Business Relief Fund

  • For small for-profit or non-profit business as defined by SBA, but with less than 250 employees
  • More Info

The Save Small Business Fund

  • Up to $5,000 in grants
  • Begins Monday, April 20
  • Applies for Small Businesses & Chamber of Commerce
  • Employ 3 – 20 people
  • Click here

Black Hills Community Foundation Food Security Fund & Disaster Relief Fund


SD CEO Women’s Business Center

  • Offers free and confidential phone advising to small business owners. Email to set up an appointment.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

  • Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act
  • Paid Family Leave and Paid Sick Leave Tax Credits

Unemployment Relief For Displaced Workers

  • Workers who become unemployed because their employer needs to temporarily shut down or isolate workers due to COVID-19 may be eligible to receive benefits.

Relief For Taxpayers Affected by Coronavirus

  • The Treasury Department and IRS are extending the due date for Federal income tax payments due April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020, for payments due of up to $10 million for corporations and up to $1 million for individuals

Department of Labor 



Monument Health Foundation creates COVID-19 Medical Response Fund




Northern Hills Sources of Support (NH SOS) 

  • Help guide people to find food and other resources that they need.
  • Reach out at 920-1975.

Spearfish Food Pantry

  • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
  • In need of younger volunteers and plastic bags
  • Call 642-0940

Salvation Army – Spearfish

  • Families in need will now be able to receive pantry boxes once a month instead of once every three months throughout the duration of the crisis. 
  • For more info call 605-342-0982.

Black Hills Community Foundation Food Security Fund & Disaster Relief Fund

  • or the Food Security Fund homepage at


STATE RESOURCES FROM Department of Social Services

  • Behavior Health
  • Child Care
  • Child Protection
  • Child Support
  • Economic Support
  • Medicad



Rapid City Journal

  • Local Marketing Grant program
  • $250 – $15,000 per month per client
  • Distributed in April, May, & June
  • Apply

Constant Contact – Small Business Toolkit

Better Bookkeeping – Free 30 Minute QuickBooks Sessions


Other Resources:

  • has been established for critical infrastructure related issues
  • DOJ has established 1-877-720-5721 as a hotline for all COVID-19 related crimes

Online Education Opportunities:

Spearfish Area Chamber of Commerce ‘Live From Home’ 

Elevate Rapid City Webinars

Constant Contact Email Marketing Free Webinars (Summer 2020)


Business Support: 

Please keep in mind many of our local businesses are still open. With the closures, we encourage you all to do your best to continue to support them through these times. Even buying gift cards to use at a later date will be a huge asset to these businesses.
If you choose or cannot physically go into their stores, please leave positive reviews on social media, Google, Yelp, and more.
Thank you all for your community support.
    Spearfish Chamber Staff