Check our website often for the most up-to-date Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information.
UPDATE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION
The Four Corners District COVID-19 Data Dashboard (updated by the end of each day),
and Risk Dial is updated weekly on Friday by 11:00am.
It can be found here.
Press Releases are issued at the end of day each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (if there are cases to announce) and can be found here.
COUNTY BRIEFING MEETING MINUTES
Briefings will be held every other Thursday.
The next briefing will be held on Thursday, September 17th.
- 9/3/2020 8:30am York County
- 9/3/2020 10:00am Polk County
- 9/3/2020 1:00pm Seward County
- 9/3/2020 2:30pm Butler County
DIRECTED HEALTH MEASURES & GUIDANCE DOCUMENTS
- Four Corners Health Department Directed Health Measures, Effective September 14th
- Outline of future changes to upcoming Directed Health Measures – Phase IV, beginning 9/14/2020
- Directed Health Measures Outline – All Phases
- Current Guidelines for Events, Public Gatherings and Schools.
If you are in need of accommodations because you are unable to go home because of an at-risk person, go to this site for the Nebraska Accommodation Project.
Thank you for all your efforts in fighting this virus.
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION
Check here for the latest information for the Corona Virus (COVID-19).
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.
Sanitizing / Cleaning Information:
- Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools and Homes
- Approved List of Disinfectants from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- CDC Updated Sanitizing Information
- Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Facility
- Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools, and Homes
Schools / Childcare:
- Interim Guidance for Administrators of US K-12 Schools and Childcare Programs to Plan, Prepare, and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2109 (COVID-19) 3.11.2020
- CDC Supplemental Guidance for Child Care Programs that Remain Open
- CDC Guidance for Schools and Child Care Programs
- Tips for Keeping Schools Healthy
Nursing Homes / Long Term Care Facilities:
- Current Guidelines for Retirement Communities and Independent Living
- Preparing for COVID-19: Long Term Care Facilities, Nursing Homes
- Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of Facemasks
- Novel Coronavirus: Long-Term Care Facilities (Including Assisted Living, Nursing Homes, Independent Living, Etc.)
- OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
- Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- Prepare Your Small Business and Employees for the Effects of COVID-19
Community and Faith-Based Organizations:
- Interim Guidelines for Community and Faith-Based Organizations
- Resources for Community and Faith-Based Leaders
- Frequently Asked Questions for Faith Communities
- CDC Situation Summary
- What is Coronavirus?
- What You Need To Know
- What You Can Do Today
- General Guidance and Testing Information for Nebraskans
- Resources for All Non-Healthcare Settings; Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions
- Guidance for Those Providing Non-Emergency Public Transportation
- Implementing Safety Practices for Critical Infrastructure Workers Who May Have Had Exposure to a Person with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19
- Food Safety
- Other Printable Information:
- COVID-19 Symptoms
- Stop the Spread of Germs
- Slow The Spread of COVID-19
- Steps to Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 if You Are Sick
- Print Resources (Handouts & Posters) from the CDC (available in Spanish or other languages)
- Information About the Community Using Face Masks
- Recommendation Regarding the Use of Cloth Face Coverings
- Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread
- Wear A Mask: It Is The Right Thing To Do Poster 8.5×11 or 11×17
- Handwashing Information
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
- Nebraskans returning home from international travel (excluding healthcare workers, commuters, and other unique groups as defined below) should self-quarantine and self-monitor for 14 days upon return/arrival. Those staying less than 14 days in Nebraska should self-quarantine and self-monitor for the duration of their stay.
- Every healthcare worker who returns from international travel should consult with a trained medical professional at their facility (e.g., infection preventionist or physician) and establish a specific infection control protocol (e.g., PPE while at work, self-monitoring, self-quarantine) that mitigates patient and co-worker exposures. Special considerations should be taken for those working with high-risk patients (e.g., patients in long-term care, chronic heart or lung conditions, diabetes, pregnant women).
- All individuals should limit public interactions, practice strict social distancing, and self-monitor for symptoms. All individuals who develop fever or respiratory illness symptoms, should immediately self-isolate, and report to a healthcare provider if symptoms are severe or medical attention is needed (calling ahead, when possible). If symptoms are mild, follow home care guidance and guidance to discontinue self-isolation (further defined below).
- Find more information from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.
- CDC Information for Travelers
- Self-quarantine: Persons with known or potential exposure to a person with COVID-19 infection, or international travel, should remove themselves from situations where others could be exposed/infected should they develop infection, and self-monitor to identify if COVID-19 infection develops.
- Self-monitor: Monitor yourself for symptoms consistent with COVID-19 infection, including cough, shortness of breath, fever, sore throat, and fatigue. Persons with known exposure to COVID-19 infection are asked to check for symptoms including fever twice daily (e.g., 8 am and 8 pm). Persons with COVID-19 infection should document symptoms to enable accurate determination of duration of isolation.
- Self-isolate: Persons who tests positive for COVID-19 or develop symptoms consistent with COVID-19 (including fever of 100.4 F. or above, or a sudden onset of a cough or sudden onset of shortness of breath) should eliminate contact with others.
- Social distancing: Minimize interactions in crowded spaces by working from home, closing schools/switching to online classes, cancelling/postponing conferences and large meetings, and keeping individuals spaced at least 6 feet apart.
- Close contact: an individual who has been within 6 feet (2 meters) of a person who tested positive or someone with the following symptoms including: fever of 100.4 F. or above or sudden onset of a cough or sudden onset of shortness of breath, for at least 10 minutes.