1.3.2022 Four Corners COVID-19 Omicron Update

Press Release: From Four Corners Health Department

Contact: Laura McDougall, Executive Director

For Immediate Release: January 3, 2022

Omicron Update

Four Corners Health Department is continuing to monitor the Omicron variant closely. Here is an update on what we know.

Each week, a small number of COVID tests are sequenced to determine the variants circulating the District. For the first time, two COVID tests, from the last week in December have been confirmed to be positive with the Omicron variant in the District. This includes one case from Seward county and one case from Polk county.

According to the CDC, the Omicron variant likely will spread more easily than the original SARS-CoV-2 virus. It remains unknown how easily Omicron spreads compared to Delta. They expect that anyone with Omicron infection can spread the virus to others. This includes those who are vaccinated or don’t have symptoms.

The past 7 days (December 27 to January 2) have seen 154 new positive (lab-tested) COVID-19 cases in the Four Corners District.  The 7-day case total for each county is as follows:

  • Butler County— 38 (7 day case rate/100,000 population = 472)
  • Polk County— 14 (7 day case rate/100,000 population = 265)
  • Seward County— 55 (7 day case rate/100,000 population = 318)
  • York County— 47 (7 day case rate/100,000 population = 341)

COVID vaccine clinics are held weekly Four Corners on 2101 N. Lincoln Avenue in York on Tuesday and Friday from 12PM to 4PM. These clinics are held at Four Corners on 2101 N. Lincoln Avenue in York. All three vaccines and boosters (Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson) are offered at each clinic, including Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5 and over. There is no charge for the vaccine.  Registration at www.fourcorners.ne.gov  is appreciated. Remember to bring your vaccine card.

Go to this Four Corners link for more vaccine options:   https://fourcorners.ne.gov/programs-services-2/coronavirus-covid-19-information/covid-19-vaccine-information/

Testing is available weekly at Four Corners on Monday and Thursday from 11AM to 1PM. Registration is not required but appreciated. Go to this link to register and for more information: https://fourcorners.ne.gov/programs-services-2/coronavirus-covid-19-information/

For questions or to learn more, call Four Corners at 402-362-2621 or 877-337-3573 or email us at info@fourcorners.ne.gov