May 29th, 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) VCDC Updates

The VCDC's COVID-19 daily update for Chamber Members will now move to a twice weekly update every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

If timely and pertinent information is released, we will send out a special daily update.

Be sure to look out for this important update. At any other time, please visit for relevant business, financial and employee news related to the Coronavirus pandemic.

VCDC Virtual Happy Hour!

When: Friday May 29th, 2020

Time: 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm CST

Please follow the link below to register.

Biomat USA Plasma Drive

Your plasma donation is needed NOW! Plasma is used directly in the fight against COVID-19. Join us for a community plasma drive this week. Register online now!

VCDC Up NEXT Coffee Hour

When: Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

Time: 9:00 am

Join us on Wednesday morning for the first coffee hour in June with the VCDC and a special guest!

Vermillion Victory Bonds

Visit the Vermillion Gift Card Marketplace to purchase your very own Vermillion Victory Bonds. Support participating businesses by purchasing discounted gift cards at


Family Movie Night Popcorn

The Vermillion Cultural Association will open their doors from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Friday and Saturday nights. Grab some carry out popcorn to enjoy at home while watching a movie with your family. Small - $5. Medium - $6. Large - $7. Jumbo $15. *Subject to change.

Bloody Mary Sunday

They are back! CDC guidelines in place, of course. Valiant Vineyards have huge balconies to spread out and enjoy the Godzilla Bloody Mary with a whole rotisserie chicken or the Monster Bloody Mary topped with a grilled brat! Come hang out at Valiant Vineyard on Sunday, May 31st and enjoy a bloody mary!


Vermillion Parks & Recreation Department

2020 Summer Programing & Facilities Update

While the Parks & Recreation Department encourages activity, especially in this time of isolation, it is impossible to ensure the recreational facilities are free from contamination. Therefore, following CDC guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and out of respect for the health and well-being of residents, visitors, and City employees, the Vermillion City Council took the following actions at their meeting on Monday, May 18th, 2020 in regard to 2020 summer recreation programs and facilities.


Prentis Plunge will not open for the 2020 season.

The following amenities will remain closed until further discussion at the June 1, 2020 meeting.

• Playgrounds & basketball courts

• All park/picnic shelters

Parks restrooms remain closed at this time, and park drinking fountains are not available for use.

The Vermillion Police Department will be assisting with the enforcement of the closure policy. Failure to comply will result in removal or prosecution.

The hike/bike path remains open along with the green spaces of the parks. Please practice social distancing while utilizing these spaces.


Advertising for limited recreational programing will begin with dates of the actual programs to be determined. Baseball and softball practice may begin, but games are not yet to take place in City fields.

Summer Reading Kicks Off in June

The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library is hosting a virtual Summer Reading Program this year, and all ages are invited to join. The theme for 2020 is IMAGINE YOUR STORY, and we will be celebrating fairy tales, mythology, and fantasy!

This year we are introducing a new Summer Reading Program resource: READsquared. This digital reading program is designed to allow families to record their summer reading virtually through the website or app.

Registration is open now and can be done through the website.

The Summer Reading Program kicks off on Monday, June 1st and goes through Friday, July 24th. Planned activities will include virtual performances by weekly entertainers such as Magician Jonathan May, Storyteller Rich Mullaney, the Zoo Man, and more!

We will also be co-hosting virtual workshops with the National Music Museum and 4H. Miss Beth will be doing story times on Facebook Live, and sharing daily Chapter Story Times through YouTube. We are also introducing a fun new video series called Dollhouse Fairy Tales!

Check out our Facebook page @VermillionPublicLibrary or our website at for all information and updates regarding the Summer Reading Program.

City Council

City Hall is currently closed to the public. Residents that need assistance are encouraged to call at 605.677.7050. You can also watch live or review the most recent City Council meetings.


If your business or employer has shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak and you’re looking for temporary work, please contact our local HyVee Vermillion. Call the store at 605.624.5574 and ask to speak with Keith Emmerson.


King Joins United Way of Vermillion Team

The United Way of Vermillion is excited to welcome Kasey King as their new Community Impact Director. King previously served as a Navigator and intern at the Community Connection Center during the spring semester.

"Kasey is already an experienced member of our team and we're excited to have her on board in a more official capacity," said United Way Executive Director Kelsey Collier-Wise. "She's already used her background in a variety of social service areas to expand and refine our programming. I can't wait to see what else we'll be able to accomplish!"

Kasey moved to Vermillion in January of 2020 from Fort Collins, Colorado, where she previously worked with Child Protection Services as a caseworker and prior to this was a supervisor for a Rapid Re-housing program that served veterans and their families who were experiencing homelessness. She is currently a graduate student with the University of Denver in the Master of Social Work program with a concentration in Mental Health and Trauma.

Kasey enjoys spending time with family, working out, and attending USD football games.

Community Events

Visit: and click on the ‘Things to Do’ tab in the center of the page for a comprehensive view of community events. If you don’t see your event listed, use the ‘Submit New Event’ button on our calendar to send us the information. For further assistance, feel free to contact our Director of Strategic Communications & Tourism at


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