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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Spearfish provides webpage to connect people with resources, volunteer opportunities

Spearfish provides webpage to connect people with resources, volunteer opportunities in midst of COVID-19 pandemic

SPEARFISH, SD (March 24, 2020) – Citizens can now find ways to connect with resources or volunteer opportunities as the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic continues to disrupt what we used to consider “normal life.”

By clicking on the “COVID-19 Information” link on the City’s website, cityofspearfish.com, or utilizing this link, https://www.cityofspearfish.com/723/COVID-19, residents can find helpful links to the Centers for Disease Control, which offers recommendations for individuals and businesses; State Department of Health; Monument Health; Black Hills State University; South Dakota Department of Labor, should they need to find reemployment assistance; Internal Revenue Service, for tax relief; U.S. Small Business Administration, for disaster loans; etc.

In addition, there are forms that people can fill out, whether they are in need of non-emergency assistance or whether they or their organization are looking to help those affected during this challenging time. City staff will respond to those filling out the forms, connecting them to available resources that will assist them with their needs, or connecting them to organizations seeking volunteer opportunities.

“It is important, now more than ever, that people have up-to-date, credible information about resources available,” Mayor Dana Boke said. “There are many assistance programs available for those in need, and there are also ways that people can assist their neighbors during this stressful time for everyone. Remember that you are not alone. The City will do its part to help ensure that residents have access to what they need.”

Mayor Boke thanked everyone in the community for doing their part and considering the health and wellbeing of their neighbors during this time. She urged people to continue to take precautions such as washing their hands, practicing social distancing, cleaning frequently-touched surfaces, and staying home when ill.

For more information, visit https://www.cityofspearfish.com/723/COVID-19.

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