Covid19 Policy

Covid19 Policy

Leadership South Dakota // COVID 19 Policy

COVID-19 has impacted how everyone works and that is also true for the Leadership South Dakota program. While we are hopeful for the vaccine and medical advancements to help return daily life and work to a pre-pandemic status, our staff monitors CDC guidelines and seeks to implement current best practices. Our primary COVID-19 operating policies are listed below; however, we readily acknowledge information related to the COVID-19 pandemic is dynamic and we will make adjustments as warranted.


Masks on the move

An integral part of the Leadership South Dakota program is experiencing new facets of our great state. This often includes group transportation, tours, meet and greet settings, etc. In these instances we ask for “masks on the move” to best protect one another, as well as those hosting and touring us around. 



We ask that every participant monitor your health and any symptoms associated with COVID-19. Should you experience any of the following symptoms (CDC COVID-19 Symptoms List), we request that you notify one of the Leadership South Dakota staff members and recuse yourself from any program activities within the recommended quarantine period. 


Commitment to Quality

Our commitment to providing a once-in-a-lifetime leadership development experience has not wavered. We have adjusted for the unique challenges presented by COVID-19, but we have not compromised on the quality of the content, experiences, and key leadership learning. If you have specific questions or concerns related to COVID-19 and are applying for the Leadership South Dakota program, we encourage you to reach out to our director, Rick Melmer via email –