CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION

Check here for the latest information for the Corona Virus (COVID-19).



COVID-19 Testing Information

  • FREE Drive Thru Testing at Four Corners Health Department!  
    • Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays 9:00am – 1:00pm.  Enter parking lot closest to Lincoln Avenue – facing the hospital.  There will be signs at each parking stall with instructions.  Click here to register.
      • Due to a high volume of testing, it could take up to 2 days for test results to come back.
  • Butler County 
    • Butler County Health Care Center offers free drive up COVID-19 testing for persons with COVID-19 symptoms or those who have had close contact with a person with suspected or confirmed COVID-19.  Testing is Monday – Friday 9:30am to 10:30am at Door #2.  
      • Testing is Nasopharyngeal swab PCR testing depending on availability of testing supplies.
      • Test results are typically posted within 24 hours on the patient portal.  Depending on supply availability, results may take up to 48 hours.
      • Click here for Scheduling Instructions.
    • COVID Testing can also be done at Butler County Health Care Center with a provider’s order.  Please contact your local family practice provider if you would like to schedule a COVID test at the hospital after 10:30am.
      • COVID test results are found on the BCHCC Patient Portal.  Please click here for instructions on how to register and view COVID test results.
  • Seward County
    • Memorial Health Care Systems offers COVID-19 testing for those who have symptoms.
      • If you have had contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19, or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please call ahead before you go to the doctor’s office or emergency room.  
        • Seward Family Medical Center (402) 643-4800
        • Utica Family Medical Center (402) 534-2081
        • Milford Family Medical Center (402) 761-3307
      • Rapid in-house testing for COVID-19 is available.  Drive up testing with same day results.  You must make an appointment through your physician.
    • Twin Rivers Urgent Care offers on-site COVID-19 Testing.  Click here for more information or to schedule an appointment.
  • York County
    • FREE Drive Thru Testing at Four Corners Health Department!  
      • Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays 9:00am – 1:00pm.  Enter parking lot closest to Lincoln Avenue – facing the hospital.  There will be signs at each parking stall with instructions.  Click here to register.
        • Due to a high volume of testing, it could take up to 2 days for test results to come back.
    • Urgent Care of York offers COVID testing.  Walk-in only.
    • York Quick Clinic offers PCR testing.  Walk-in only.
    • Walgreens offers free drive-thru COVID-19 testing for people ages 3+, and has other tests available for purchase.
  • Additional Testing Information:
    • Testing Information
    • Testing: The process begins with a free online risk assessment available at BryanHealth.com and CHIHealth.com. Testing is available from:
      • Bryan Health: Testing is available without an appointment at the three Bryan Urgent Care locations, 7501 S. 27th St.; 5901 N. 27th St.; and 4333 S. 86th St.
      • CHI Health: Walk-in testing is available at three priority care locations: Antelope Creek, 2510 S. 40th St., Suite 100; Southwest, 1240 Aries Drive; and Stevens Creek, 1601 N. 86th St. For drive up testing, virtual quick care is available 24/7 at CHI Health to chat with a provider and schedule a testing appointment.
      • Nomi Health Free Drive Thru Testing:
        • Drive-thru testing is available at Gateway Mall Wednesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Appointments are not required, but people are encouraged to preregister by visiting nomihealth.com/signup/ne.
        • Drive-thru testing is available at Central District Health Department Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Appointments are not required, but people are encouraged to preregister by visiting nomihealth.com/signup/ne.
    • Local Clinics and Urgent Cares are still offering testing.  Contact your provider to find out their current COVID-19 testing procedures.
    • Local pharmacies including CVS, HyVee and Walgreens and others also offer testing.
  • At Home Testing
    • Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 at-home COVID-19 tests.  These tests are completely free.  Orders will begin shipping at the end of January, and usually ship in 7-12 days.  Order your tests now so you have them when you need them.
      • If you are having trouble navigating the ordering website, or would like help ordering for your household, contact Four Corners for assistance at (402) 362-2621.
    • Use Your Medicaid, CHIP, or Private Health Insurance Coverage.  You may obtain up to 8 test kits per month for each individual on your plan, regardless of whether the tests are purchased all at once or at separate times throughout the month.  Contact your insurance provider to know whether the kits will be billed directly through your insurance, or if you need to purchase them and submit receipts for reimbursement.  You will not need a note or prescription for your provider.
    • Please note:  At-Home test kits are not reported through the state.  If your results are positive, you will want to contact Four Corners or your medical provider for more information.

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has set up a coronavirus (COVID-19) information line that will allow residents to get answers to general questions and receive information on resources available. That number is (402) 552-6645; hours of operation are 8 a.m.-8 p.m. CST, 7 days a week.

What You Need to Know About Ivermectin

  • The Food and Drug Administration has not authorized or approved ivermectin for use in preventing or treating COVID-19 in humans or animals. Ivermectin is approved for human use to treat infections caused by some parasitic worms and head lice and skin conditions like rosacea.
  • Ivermectin has not been proven as a way to prevent or treat COVID-19.
  • Taking large doses of ivermectin is dangerous.
  • Seek immediate medical attention or call the poison control center hotline (1-800-222-1222) for advice if you have taken ivermectin or a product that contains ivermectin and are having symptoms. Signs and symptoms include: gastrointestinal effects (nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and diarrhea), headache, blurred vision, dizziness, fast heart rate, and low blood pressure. Other severe nervous system effects have been reported, including tremors, seizures, hallucinations, confusion, loss of coordination and balance, decreased alertness, and coma.
  • Never use medications intended for animals on yourself or other people. Animal ivermectin products are very different from those approved for humans. Use of animal ivermectin for the prevention or treatment of COVID-19 in humans is dangerous. 

Sources: FDA/CDC

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Many of these links can be translated into other languages.  If you are looking for specific languages, you can access the Language Assistance Services from the CDC as well by clicking here.


RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TRAVELERS

  • CDC Updates:
    • Travel Requirements have changed.  Starting December 6, 2021, all air passengers, regardless of vaccination status, must show a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 1 day before travel to the United States.
      • Are You Fully Vaccinated for Travel to the United States?
        • 2 weeks (14 days) after your dose of an accepted single-dose vaccine
        • 2 weeks (14 days) after your second dose of an accepted 2-dose series
        • 2 weeks (14 days) after you receive the full series of an accepted COVID-19 vaccine (not placebo) in a clinical trial
        • 2 weeks (14 days) after you receved 2 doses of any “*mix-and-match” combination of accepted COVID-19 vaccines administered at least 17 days apart
        • If you don’t meet these requirements, you are NOT considered fully vaccinated.  Keep taking all precautions until you are fully vaccinated.
        • *CDC has not recommended the use of mix-and-match COVID-19 vaccine primary series. However, such strategies are increasingly common in many countries outside of the United States. Therefore, for the purpose of interpreting vaccination records for travel to the United States, CDC will accept combinations of accepted COVID-19 vaccines.
      • Before you travel internationally, make sure to plan ahead.
        • Check the current COVID-19 situation at your destination.
        • Follow all requirements of conveyance operators (such as airlines, cruise lines, buses) as well as any requirements at your destination, whether traveling by air, land, sea, including mask wearing, proof of vaccination, testing, or quarantine.  Requirements may differ from the U.S. requirements.  If you do not follow your destination’s requirements, you may be denied entry and required to return to the United States.
      • Testing
        • If you are fully vaccinated, get tested with a viral test 1-3 days before your trip.
      • Do not travel if:
        • You have been exposed to COVID-19, unless you are fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 in the past 90 days.
        • You are sick.
        • You tested positive for COVID-19 and haven’t ended isolation (even if you are vaccinated).
        • You are waiting for results of a COVID-19 test.  If your test comes back positive while you are at your destination, you will need to isolate and postpone your return until its safe for you to end isolation.  Your travel companions may need to self-quarantine.
      • During Travel
        • Wear a mask over your nose and mouth indoors.  Travelers are not required to wear a mask in outdoor areas.
        • Protect yourself an others.
          • Social distance, staying 6 feet apart from anyone who did not travel with you.
          • Wash your hands often with soap and water, or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
        • Before traveling to the United States
          • With specific exceptions, noncitizens who have been in certain countries during the past 14 days may not enter the United States, either as immigrants or nonimmigrants.  For more information, visit here.
          • For information about COVID-19 requirements for land travel, visit the US Department of Homeland Security’s fact sheet.
          • Testing:  Before boarding a flight to the United States, you are required to show a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 1 day before travel.  There is also an option for people who have documented recovery from COVID-19 in the past 90 days.  Children under 2 years old do not need to test.  Learn more about these requirements here.
          • All air passengers to the United States will also be required to provide contact information to airlines before boarding flights into the United States.  This strengthens a travel process already in place to rapidly identify and contact people in the U.S. who may have been exposed to a communicable disease, such as COVID-19.  Access to travelers’ contact information will allow U.S. federal, state, and local health departments, and agencies to share appropriate health and public health information necessary to help keep the public safe.
      • Learn more here:  CDC Information for Travelers