COVID-19 Response: South Dakota Humanities Council Events

Rescheduled Events Still Supported by SDHC

The South Dakota Humanities Council believes that public health and safety are top priorities and, as such, has outlined a policy for upcoming programs and events in light of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak.

At this time, COVID-19, a respiratory disease originating in China, has been detected in many countries around the globe. Several cases have now been confirmed in our region.

Contact SDHC for Help in Making Alternate Arrangements for Programs

If there are any public humanities events associated with the SDHC grant program, such as Book Clubs, Speakers Bureau, or Major Grants, that need to be rescheduled due to public health concerns, SDHC is committed to working with any organization in making those arrangements. Unless prior approval has been obtained through our office, we are currently recommending all scheduled programs use a virtual platform for meeting together as opposed to in-person gatherings.

We expect all organizations to provide updates regarding postponements and cancellations to SDHC so that we can update our records and calendars as well as oversee scheduling efforts for make-up events.

Organizations that postpone or cancel due to public health concerns will be afforded the same support that was initially provided by SDHC once the COVID-19 outbreak is stabilized.

We are monitoring the situation carefully and will provide links to information and updates as they become available. In the meantime, you can access information about COVID-19 here:

Contact Us

Please direct any programming questions or feedback to SDHC staff; we’re here to help. You can reach us at or 605-688-6113. Editor's Note: Thank you to the New Jersey Humanities Council for the Humanities for contributing information to this report