Check our website often for the most up-to-date Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information.
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION
- How COVID-19 Spreads
- How to Isolate
- How to Quarantine
- How to Wear a Mask
- Isolation / Quarantine Calculator (scroll down a little bit – look for the calculator graphic)
- Coping During an Infectious Outbreak: Nebraska Strong Recovery Project
The Four Corners District COVID-19 Data Dashboard (updated at least 3 times per week),
and Risk Dial is updated weekly on Friday by 11:00am.
It can be found here.
Press Releases are issued three times per week and can be found here.
COUNTY BRIEFING MEETING MINUTES
Briefings will be held every other Thursday.
The next briefing will be held on Thursday, October 15th.
- 11/12/2020 8:30am York County
- 11/12/2020 10:00am Polk County
- 11/12/2020 1:00pm Seward County
- 11/12/2020 2:30pm Butler County
DIRECTED HEALTH MEASURES & GUIDANCE DOCUMENTS
- Directed Health Measures, Effective 12:01am on December 1 – 11:59pm December 31
- Hospital Bed Thresholds Restrictions Chart
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.
- CDC Guidance for Celebrating Thanksgiving
- Celebrating Thanksgiving CDC Poster: Everyone Can Make Thanksgiving Safer
- Celebrating Thanksgiving CDC Poster: Consider Other Thanksgiving Activities
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.)
Businesses / Worksites:
- Mask Required Sign City of York
- 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
- Recommended Best Practices for Wedding and Funeral Receptions
- 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
- Returning international travelers are no longer required to self-quarantine and self-monitor for 14 days upon return / arrival. However, several countries are seeing increased cases of COVID-19 and we continue to recommend that travelers practice strict social distancing and self-monitor for symptoms. If symptoms develop, individuals should isolate immediately.
- Out-of-state travelers and others traveling within Nebraska (e.g., commuters) should practice strict social distancing and self-monitor for symptoms consistent with COVID-19. Individuals that develop symptoms should immediately self-isolate.
- 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.