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COVID-19 and Coronavirus

Having trouble getting through to your local health department (LHD) during this COVID 19 Emergency? 
Here are some of the reasons why.

All LHDs across the state are...

Contacting and monitoring people who have recently returned from trips to high risk areas or who have been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

Meeting daily (by phone and web) with other LHDs and state public health officials.

Helping our healthcare community—hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, EMS, laboratories and other health care providers—work together and prepare to treat community members with COVID-19.

Communicating daily with state and federal partners to stay up-to-date with the quickly changing COVID-19 guidance from the CDC and from Nebraska DHHS to so all of us can work together to flatten the Coronavirus curve and protect our healthcare system capacity

Planning with and sharing accurate information with K-12 schools; preschools; colleges; businesses; county, city and village governments, senior centers, etc.

Working to keep the elderly and to people with underlying health conditions healthy and prepared.

Reminding community members about ways to stop the spread of Coronavirus and other germs.

  • social distancing (avoid being in groups of more than 10 and stay 6 feet from others when possible)
  • wash your hands often, for at least 20 seconds
  • cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you sneeze or cough and throw the tissue away
  • avoid touching your faceeyes, and mouth
  • stay home if you are sick

Encouraging community members to a reasonable supply of medications, tissues, hand soap, hand sanitizer and household cleaners/disinfectants, and basic food items on hand in case they are sick with COVID-19.

Keeping up with our usual work of making the Good Life a healthy one for all Nebraskans.