August 31, 2021—Four Corners Health Department COVID-19 Update

August 31, 2021—Four Corners Health Department COVID-19 Update

The Four Corners District (Butler, Polk, Seward and York Counties) has seen a significant increase in COVID-19 cases in August.  As of August 30, 2021, the total cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in the Four Corners District is 5,778. There were 290 new cases in the previous 14 days, with 188 of those cases recorded in the past 7 days.

From mid-August to present, there have been 4 new COVID-related deaths in the District.  Two of the deceased individuals were in their 70’s and the other two in their 80’s.

Four Corners Health Department holds walk-in clinics every week.  Walk-in clinics offering Pfizer (ages 12+) and Johnson & Johnson (18+) vaccines are held every Tuesday, and on Thursdays, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines (for ages 18+) are offered. COVID-19 vaccine clinics are held at:

  • The Four Corners Health Department at 2101 N. Lincoln Ave in York
  • From 12-4PM
  • There is NO CHARGE for the vaccine.

For the District, clinic times and locations, and how to get a vaccine, are listed at https://fourcorners.ne.gov/programs-services-2/coronavirus-covid-19-information/covid-19-vaccine-information/ .

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Four Corners staff have been contacting the lab positive cases to help provide education, answer questions, identify other people who may have been exposed, and gather information about what is happening in the community.  Once Nebraska’s state of emergency ended, some state and local resources were no longer available to the health department to place calls to every single case.  Because of the current high number of cases, and this lack of resources, Four Corners has shifted to sending (via text or email) an online survey tool to those testing positive in order to gather information, provide guidelines on exposures, and share recommendations.  If you or someone you know tests positive and receives a text from Four Corners, please help us by encouraging them to follow instructions in the text so that we are able to keep up with the increase of cases.  Four Corners nurses will continue to call on those school-aged children testing positive, and others who may be at higher risk of serious illness.  As always, the Department is available to provide information and answer questions.

For any questions, please contact Four Corners at 402-362-2621 or visit the website at www.fourcorners.ne.gov.