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 been 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.
Fielding thousands of calls from Nebraskans concerned about coronavirus and how it impacts individuals, families and businesses.
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.
Reminding community members about ways to stop the spread of Coronavirus and other germs.
- Stay home whenever possible.
- Avoid gathering in any groups (if a group is necessary, limit it to no more than 10 people – and remember the 6 feet rule)
- Do not visit or host people who do not live with you. This includes family.
- Work from home if you can.
- 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 face, eyes, and mouth
- Stay home if you are sick
Encouraging community members to keep 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.