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These resources – like the public health crisis itself – are constantly evolving and are only current as to the date of publication. This page was last updated on May 19, 2020.

For more up-to-date information on the relief programs available in South Dakota, we recommend that you visit the South Dakota Department of Labor & Regulation's COVID-19 Resources

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Description of Program and Relief

Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

South Dakota’s existing FMLA program provides state employees leave to take care of oneself or a loved one because of a serious health condition. The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation is currently awaiting guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor on implementation of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

Government or Lead Agency

South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation

Dates Available

Effective immediately

Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions

FMLA leave may be taken by eligible state employees. Eligible state employees must have been employed by the state for at least 12 months and performed at least 1,250 hours of service within the preceding 12-month period. For a full list of eligibility requirements, see

Application Deadlines (If Applicable)


Contact for More Information

To contact the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation, please call (605) 773-3101 or visit

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