COVID-19 Updates

NCDHD COVID-19 Updates

Public Service Announcement

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has communicated to local health departments, health care providers, and pharmacies across the state to pause administering the Johnson and Johnson (Janssen) vaccine, following CDC and FDA recommendations. On Thursday, April 8th, DHHS, the Douglas County Health Department, and Nebraska Medicine consulted with CDC and FDA about a rare and severe type of blood clot diagnosed in a Nebraska resident.

As of April 12, more than 6.8 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen ) vaccine have been administered in the U.S. CDC and FDA are reviewing data involving six reported U.S. cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot in individuals after receiving the J&J vaccine. In these cases, a type of blood clot called cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) was seen in combination with low levels of blood platelets (thrombocytopenia). All six cases occurred among women between the ages of 18 and 48, and symptoms occurred 6 to 13 days after vaccination. Treatment of this specific type of blood clot is different from the treatment that might typically be administered. Usually, an anticoagulant drug called heparin is used to treat blood clots. In this setting, administration of heparin may be dangerous, and alternative treatments need to be given.

CDC will convene a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) on Wednesday to further review these cases and assess their potential significance. FDA will review that analysis as it also investigates these cases.

For additional information, please visit the link below for the office FDA and CDC joint release: https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/joint-cdc-and-fda-statement-johnson-johnson-covid-19-vaccine 

            NCDHD encourages residents to continue to watch local media for further updates on resuming administration of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine. Note at this time there are no recommendations to pause the use of Pifzer or Moderna vaccines. These two vaccines should be provided in place of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine until further notice.

 

Updated: 4/13/2021


NCDHD COVID-19 Updates

Public Service Announcement

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 16 new COVID-19 cases in the district since last reporting period on 4/12/2021: 6-Antelope, 0-Boyd, 0- Brown, 0-Cherry, 3-Holt, 0-Keya Paha, 4-Knox, 3-Pierce, 0-Rock. NCDHD encourages district residents to continue to wear your mask in public places or where social distancing is difficult as well as practice social distancing while out in public. With recent public gatherings and school events coming up in the near future, continue to monitor for signs and symptoms for COVID-19. During this time of year many people struggle with allergies, sinus infections, and common colds. If you have any questions regarding symptoms you have developed, please call your primary care provider or the health department.

Beginning 4/5/2021 Test Nebraska Clinics will only be held in O’Neill on Mondays from 8:30 AM -10:30 AM at the O’Neill Armory. Please enter the clinic through the alley south of the Armory.

An update of the district vaccinations administered can be found here below:

  • 3,880 Partially vaccinated
  • 9,051 Fully vaccinated
  • 77% of the population 16 and older completing vaccination series.

NCDHD is hosting various Johnson & Johnson clinics in the district this week. Residents can sign up for this vaccine at the following clinics by visiting the www.ncdhd.ne.gov  clicking the yellow button on the home page that will take you to the NCDHD COVID-19 Vaccine Sign-Up page or follow the links below.

            NCDHD has the following clinic times available for walk-ins during the noted times below. If you already have a scheduled appointment time for a clinic on this list, please arrive at that scheduled time.  Please note any location updates. These clinics will be administering the Moderna Vaccine.

Walk in Time

Clinic Date

Location

12p-5p

9-Apr

Evergreen

11:30a-1:30p

14-Apr

White Elephant Hall

10a-2:00p

14-Apr

Mid Plains College

11a-4p

15-Apr

Antelope County Fairgrounds

 

If you have received a first dose of vaccine through an NCDHD clinic and have not received a call to schedule your second dose, please call our office to schedule an appointment.  

NCDHD has transitioned recovery reporting as of Thursday, April 8th. DHHS has indicated that positive cases greater than 21 days are considered to be recovered unless listed as a fatality. Reporting on recoveries will continue to be updated each Thursday in media releases.

Case count update as of 04/12/2021 at 3:00 PM: 4,410 Total Cases (TC), 4,220 (R),  73 Deaths (D), and 79 total cases reported in the last 14 days. A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 585, R: 547, D:7            Keya Paha: TC: 50, R: 49, D: 0

Boyd: TC: 187, R:182, D:3                    Knox: TC: 1,133, R: 1,095, D: 13

Brown: TC 278, R: 272, D:4                 Pierce: TC: 712, R: 678, D: 21

Cherry: TC: 430, R: 412, D:8                Rock: TC: 154, R: 149, D:2

Holt: TC: 884, R: 836, D: 15

 

Updated: 4/12/2021


NCDHD COVID-19 Updates

Public Service Announcement

NCDHD will be hosting Johnson & Johnson clinics in the area this week. Residents can sign up for this vaccine at the following clinics by visiting the www.ncdhd.ne.gov  clicking the yellow button on the home page that will take you to the NCDHD COVID-19 Vaccine Sign-Up page or follow the links below.

            NCDHD has the following clinic times available for walk-ins during the noted times below. If you already have a scheduled appointment time for a clinic on this list, please arrive at that scheduled time.  Please note any location updates. These clinics will be administering the Moderna Vaccine.

 

Walk in Time

Clinic Date

Location

12p-5p

9-Apr

Evergreen

11:30a-1:30p

14-Apr

White Elephant Hall

10a-2:00p

14-Apr

Mid Plains College

11a-4p

15-Apr

Antelope County Fairgrounds

 

If you have received a first dose of vaccine through an NCDHD clinic and have not received a call to schedule your second dose, please call our office to schedule an appointment.  

Updated: 4/12/2021


NCDHD COVID-19 Updates

Public Service Announcement

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 22 new COVID-19 cases in the district since last reporting period on 4/1/2021: 8-Antelope, 0-Boyd, 0- Brown, 0-Cherry, 11-Holt, 0-Keya Paha, 3-Knox, 0-Pierce, 0-Rock. NCDHD encourages district residents to continue to wear your mask in public places or where social distancing is difficult as well as practice social distancing while out in public. With recent public gatherings and school events coming up in the near future, continue to monitor for signs and symptoms for COVID-19. During this time of year many people struggle with allergies, sinus infections, and common colds. If you have any questions regarding symptoms you have developed, please call your primary care provider or the health department.

Beginning 4/5/2021 Test Nebraska Clinics will only be held in O’Neill on Monday’s from 8:30 AM -10:30 AM at the O’Neill Armory. Please enter the clinic through the alley South of the Armory.

An update of the district vaccinations administered can be found here below:

  • 4,335 1st doses in 2 shot series
  • 8,010 2nd doses or 1 shot series administered.
  • 33% of the population 16 and older completing vaccination series.

NCDHD is pleased to announce an expected shipment of Johnson & Johnson vaccine to come in this week. This is a single dose COVID-19 vaccine. Clinics where this vaccine is available are below. You can sign up for this vaccine at the following clinics by visiting the www.ncdhd.ne.gov  clicking the yellow button on the home page that will take you to the NCDHD COVID-19 Vaccine Sign-Up page or follow the links below.

If you have received a first dose of vaccine through an NCDHD clinic and have not received a call to schedule your second dose, please call our office to schedule an appointment.  
            NCDHD has the following clinic times available for walk-ins during the noted times below. If you already have a scheduled appointment time for a clinic on this list, please arrive at that scheduled time.  Please note any location updates. These clinics will be administering the Moderna Vaccine.

NCDHD will be transitioning recovery reporting beginning on Thursday, April 8th. DHHS has indicated that positive cases greater than 21 days are considered to be recovered unless listed as a fatality. Reporting on recoveries will continue to be updated each Thursday in media releases.

Case count update as of 04/05/2021 at 3:00 PM: 4,377 Total Cases (TC), Recoveries-Update on 4/8 (R), 72 Deaths (D), and 58 total cases reported in the last 14 days. A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 572, R: 497, D:7            Keya Paha: TC: 50, R: 40, D: 0

Boyd: TC: 186, R:166, D:3                    Knox: TC: 1,126, R: 952, D: 13

Brown: TC 278, R: 276, D:4                 Pierce: TC: 706, R: 611, D: 21

Cherry: TC: 430, R: 374, D:7                Rock: TC: 154, R: 139, D:2

Holt: TC: 878, R: 730, D: 15

 

Updated: April 5, 2021


B117 COVID-19 Variant Confirmed

Public Service Announcement

NCDHD has received confirmation that the B117 COVID-19 variant is present in Holt County. Confirmation was received late Friday, April 2, 2021. The variant is present in a cluster of cases related to a recent large gathering. Residents that have participated in recent gatherings are encouraged to monitor themselves for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. If symptoms develop get tested and talk with their doctor or call NCDHD if there are any questions.

            This variant was initially detected in the UK and in the US this past December. This variant seems to spread more easily and quickly than other variants which may lead to more COVID-19 cases with the potential for increased severity. Viruses constantly change through mutation, and new variants of a virus are expected to occur over time.

Studies suggest that antibodies generated through vaccination with currently authorized vaccines recognize these variants. This is being closely investigated and more studies are underway.

            Confirmation of the variant strain in our district further stresses the importance of getting your COVID-19 vaccine as well as remaining compliant with isolation and quarantine instructions. NCDHD residents are encouraged to register to get their vaccine at www.vacinate.ne.gov. Confirmation of your registration will be sent to you with an immediate opportunity to book a vaccination appointment. Anyone 16 and older may register. NCDHD is currently vaccinating residents 18 years and older.

Updated: 4/3/2021


NCDHD COVID-19 Updates

Public Service Announcement

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 23 new COVID-19 cases in the district since last reporting period on 3/29/2021: 5-Antelope, 0-Boyd, 0- Brown, 1-Cherry, 8-Holt, 0-Keya Paha, 5-Knox, 3-Pierce, 1-Rock. NCDHD encourages district residents to continue to wear your mask in public places or where social distancing is difficult as well as practice social distancing while out in public. With recent public gatherings and school events coming up in the near future, continue to monitor for signs and symptoms for COVID-19. During this time of year many people struggle with allergies, sinus infections, and common colds. If you have any questions regarding symptoms you have developed, please call your primary care provider or the health department.

Beginning 4/5/2021 Test Nebraska Clinics will only be held in O’Neill on Monday’s from 8:30 AM -10:30 AM at the O’Neill Armory. Please enter the clinic through the alley South of the Armory.

An update of the district vaccinations administered can be found here below:

  • 19,456 vaccinations
  • 12,189 1st doses in series
  • 7,267 2nd doses in series
  • 28% of the population 16 and older completing vaccination series.

North Central District Health Department is vaccinating residents 18 and older for COVID-19. Any district residents born in 2003 (to date) or prior and resides in Antelope, Boyd, Brown, Cherry, Holt, Keya Paha, Knox, Rock, or Pierce county is now eligible to receive a vaccine.

The first step on the way to receiving a vaccine is getting registered. It is important for people 16 and older to register at vaccinate.ne.gov. Access to this registry can also be found on the NCDHD homepage at: www.ncdhd.ne.gov. Currently, vaccine NCDHD is dispensing at clinics is only available for those 18 and older. NCDHD will notify the district when those 16 and older are eligible to receive vaccine.

NCDHD has begun shifting to online scheduling. Those who have registered or are newly registered should expect an email from: dhhs.no-reply_vras5@nebraska.gov with further instructions on how to self-schedule for an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine when they are eligible. Please mark this address into your safe sender list as well as check junk and spam folders for any misclassification of this sender. The email will contain a link to schedule at a clinic of your choice. If registering and unable to provide an email address, district residents will be contacted by phone.

            NCDHD has the following clinic times available for walk-ins during the noted times below. If you already have a scheduled appointment time for a clinic on this list, please arrive at that scheduled time.  Please note a location update.

 

Walk-in Time                                      Date                             Location

12p-4p

 

2-Apr

 

Atkinson- West Holt School (location adjustment for 4/2 clinic only)

 

If you have received a first dose of vaccine through an NCDHD clinic and have not received a call to schedule your second dose, please call our office to schedule an appointment.  

NCDHD will be transitioning recovery reporting beginning on Thursday, April 8th. DHHS has indicated that positive cases greater than 21 days are considered to be recovered unless listed as a fatality. Reporting on recoveries will continue to be updated each Thursday in media releases.

Case count update as of 04/01/2021 at 3:00 PM: 4,355 Total Cases (TC), Recoveries-Update on 4/8 (R), 72 Deaths (D), and 40 total cases reported in the last 14 days. A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 564, R: 497, D:7            Keya Paha: TC: 50, R: 40, D: 0

Boyd: TC: 186, R:166, D:3                    Knox: TC: 1,123, R: 952, D: 13

Brown: TC 278, R: 276, D:4                 Pierce: TC: 706, R: 611, D: 21

Cherry: TC: 430, R: 374, D:7                Rock: TC: 154, R: 139, D:2

Holt: TC: 867, R: 730, D: 15

Updated: 4/1/2021


NCDHD COVID-19 Updates

Public Service Announcement

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 7 new COVID-19 cases in the district since last reporting period on 3/25/2021: 0-Antelope, 0-Boyd, 0- Brown, 0-Cherry, 4-Holt, 0-Keya Paha, 3-Knox, 0-Pierce, 0-Rock. NCDHD still encourages district residents to continue to wear your mask in public places or where social distancing is difficult as well as practice social distancing while out in public.

Beginning 4/5/2021 Test Nebraska Clinics will only be held in O’Neill on Monday’s from 8:30 AM -10:30 AM at the O’Neill Armory. Please enter the clinic through the alley South of the Armory.

An update of the district vaccinations administered can be found here below:

  • 18,418 vaccinations
  • 11,597 1st doses in series
  • 6,821 2nd doses in series
  • 02% of the population 16 and older completing vaccination series.

NCDHD is now vaccinating 18 plus-year-olds. For an appointment time NCDHD asks that residents register at vaccinate.ne.gov. NCDHD has shifted to online scheduling. Those who have registered or are newly registered should expect an email from: dhhs.no-reply_vras5@nebraska.gov with further instructions on how to self-schedule for an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine when they are eligible. Please mark this address into your safe sender list as well as check junk and spam folders for any misclassification of this sender. The email will contain a link to schedule at a clinic of your choice. If registering and unable to provide an email address, district residents will be contacted by phone.

            For the week of 3/29, NCDHD has the following clinic times available for walk-ins during the noted times below. If you already have a scheduled appointment time for a clinic on this list, please arrive at that scheduled time.  Please note a location update for Neligh and Atkinson locations.

Walk-in Time                            Date                                    Location

12p-6p

 

30-Mar

 

Bloomfield HS Gym

12p-4:30p

 

31-Mar

 

Butte Community Center

 

4p-6:30p

 

31-Mar

 

Rock Co High School Gym

 

12p-6p

 

1-Apr

 

Neligh- Antelope County Fair Grounds

12p-4p

 

2-Apr

 

Atkinson- West Holt School (location adjustment for 4/2 clinic only)

 

If you have received a first dose of vaccine through an NCDHD clinic and have not received a call to schedule your second dose, please call our office to schedule an appointment.  

Case count update as of 03/29/2021 at 3:00 PM: 4,332 Total Cases (TC), 3,767 Recoveries (R), 72 Deaths (D), and 31 total cases reported in the last 14 days. A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 559, R: 497, D:7            Keya Paha: TC: 50, R: 40, D: 0

Boyd: TC: 186, R:166, D:3                    Knox: TC: 1,118, R: 952, D: 13

Brown: TC 278, R: 276, D:4                 Pierce: TC: 703, R: 611, D: 21

Cherry: TC: 429, R: 374, D:7                Rock: TC: 153, R: 139, D:2

Holt: TC: 859, R: 730, D: 15

 

Updated: 3/29/2021


NCDHD COVID-19 Updates

Public Service Announcement

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 7 new COVID-19 cases in the district since last reporting period on 3/22/2021: 1-Antelope, 0-Boyd, 0- Brown, 1-Cherry, 2-Holt, 1-Keya Paha, 1-Knox, 1-Pierce, 0-Rock. NCDHD still encourages district residents to continue to wear your mask in public places or where social distancing is difficult as well as practice social distancing while out in public.

NCDHD is pleased to report 154 recoveries since last reporting period on 3/18/2021: Antelope – 26, Boyd – 1, Brown – 4 , Cherry – 5, Holt – 36, Keya Paha – 0, Knox – 41, Pierce – 39, Rock – 2.

Beginning 4/5/2021 Test Nebraska Clinics will only be held in O’Neill on Monday’s from 8:30 AM -10:30 AM at the O’Neill Armory. Please enter the clinic through the alley South of the Armory. There will be one last Test Nebraska event in Bassett on Monday 3/29/2021 from 1-3 pm at the Rock County Fair Grounds.

An update of the district vaccinations administered can be found here below:

  • 17,538 vaccinations
  • 10,664 1st doses in series
  • 6,874 2nd doses in series
  • 14% of the population 16 and older completing vaccination series.

NCDHD is moving into Phase 2 for 30 plus-year-olds. For an appointment time NCDHD asks that residents register at vaccinate.ne.gov. NCDHD will still work to vaccinate those above 30 and those identified as prioritized groups. Clinics are scheduled and contact is made via email or phone to schedule registered residents for vaccination appointments as quickly as vaccine can come into the office. NCDHD appreciates the patience of our district as we work to get vaccine out to our communities as quickly as possible.

NCDHD will be accepting walk-ins at the following clinics this week. To qualify as a walk-in, you must be 50+ and reside in Antelope, Boyd, Brown, Cherry, Holt, Keya Paha, Knox, Rock, and Pierce counties and be registered on the state registry at vaccinate.ne.gov. Due to the limited number of doses allocated to the North Central District Health Department, we cannot accept individuals that live outside of our health district.

 

Walk-In Location week of 3.22

Date & Time

Evergreen Independent Living- O’Neill

Friday, March 26th from 11a-3p

 

If you have received a first dose of vaccine through an NCDHD clinic and have not received a call to schedule your second dose please call our office to schedule an appointment.  

On March 19, 2021 the CDC updated it’s K-12 school guidance related to physical distancing between students in classrooms. The CDC now recommends that, for schools with universal masking, students should maintain a distance of at least 3 feet in classroom settings. An outline of key changes is provided below.

The CDC has updated its operational strategy to say:

  • In elementary schools, CDC recommends all students remain at least 3 feet apart in classrooms where mask use is universal — regardless of whether community transmission is low, moderate, substantial, or high.
  • In middle and high schools, CDC also recommends students should be at least 3 feet apart in classrooms where mask use is universal and in communities where transmission is low, moderate, or substantial.
  • Middle school students and high school students should be at least 6 feet apart in communities where transmission is high, if cohorting is not possible.

The CDC continues to recommend at least 6 feet of distance:

  • Between adults in the school building and between adults and students.
  • In common areas, such as school lobbies and auditoriums.
  • When masks can’t be worn, such as when eating.
  • During activities when increased exhalation occurs, such as singing, shouting, band practice, sports, or exercise. These activities should be moved outdoors or to large, well-ventilated spaces whenever possible.
  • In community settings outside of the classroom.

NCDHD would encourage district schools to review their current policies and this updated guidance. NCDHD does not require schools to follow any set guidance and encourages following CDC and state issued guides. 

Case count update as of 03/25/2021 at 3:00 PM: 4,326 Total Cases (TC), 3,767 Recoveries (R), 72 Deaths (D), and 37 total cases reported in the last 14 days. A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 559, R: 497, D:7            Keya Paha: TC: 50, R: 40, D: 0

Boyd: TC: 186, R:166, D:3                    Knox: TC: 1,115, R: 952, D: 13

Brown: TC 277, R: 276, D:4                 Pierce: TC: 703, R: 611, D: 21

Cherry: TC: 429, R: 374, D:7                Rock: TC: 153, R: 139, D:2

Holt: TC: 855, R: 730, D: 15

 

Updated: 3/25/2021


NCDHD COVID-19 Updates

Public Service Announcement

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 12 new COVID-19 cases in the district since last reporting period on 3/15/2021: 0-Antelope, 0-Boyd, 2- Brown, 4-Cherry, 0-Holt, 0-Keya Paha, 3-Knox, 1-Pierce, 2-Rock. NCDHD still encourages district residents to continue to wear your mask in public places or where social distancing is difficult as well as practice social distancing while out in public.

NCDHD is pleased to report 162 recoveries since last reporting period. Antelope – 27

Boyd – 5, Brown – 13, Cherry – 14, Holt – 33, Keya Paha – 2, Knox – 46, Pierce – 20, Rock – 2.

Beginning 3/22/2021 Test Nebraska Clinics will only be held in O’Neill on Monday’s from 8:30 AM -10:30 AM at the O’Neill Armory. Please enter the clinic through the alley South of the Armory.

An update of the district vaccinations administered can be found here below:

  • 16,044 vaccinations
  • 9,969 1st doses in series
  • 6,075 2nd doses in series
  • 88% of the population 16 and older completing vaccination series.

NCDHD is moving into Phase 2A for 50- 64-year-olds. To be called for an appointment time NCDHD asks that residents register at vaccinate.ne.gov. NCDHD will still work to vaccinate those 65+ and those identified as prioritized groups. Clinics are scheduled and calls are made to schedule registered residents for vaccination appointments as quickly as vaccine can come into the office. NCDHD appreciates the patience of our district as we work to get vaccine out to our communities as quickly as possible.

Case count update as of 03/18/2021 at 3:00 PM: 4,312 Total Cases (TC), 3,631 Recoveries (R), 72 Deaths (D), and 41 total cases reported in the last 14 days. A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

 

Antelope: TC: 558, R: 471, D:7            Keya Paha: TC: 49, R: 40, D: 0

Boyd: TC: 185, R:165, D:3                    Knox: TC: 1,113, R: 911, D: 13

Brown: TC 277, R: 272, D:4                 Pierce: TC: 701, R: 572, D: 21

Cherry: TC: 425, R: 369, D:7                Rock: TC: 153, R: 137, D:2

Holt: TC: 852, R: 694, D: 15

 

Updated: 3/18/2021


North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 16 new COVID-19 cases in the district since last reporting period on 3/15/2021: 5-Antelope, 0-Boyd, 1- Brown, 3-Cherry,  2-Holt, 1-Keya Paha, 3-Knox, 1-Pierce, 0-Rock. NCDHD still encourages district residents to continue to wear your mask in public places or where social distancing is difficult as well as practice social distancing while out in public.

NCDHD’s TestNe COVID-19 testing times and locations starting the week of 2/8/2021 have changed to the following schedule:

  • O’Neill: Monday and Wednesday from 8:30-10:30am at the O’Neill Armory. Please enter the clinic through the alley South of the
  • Bassett: Mondays 1:00-3:00pm at the Rock County Fairgrounds
  • Pre-registration for testing at testnebraska.com is highly encouraged, but not required.
  • The last patient will be scheduled 15 minutes before the scheduled end of the

NCDHD is focusing on 65+ and tier 1 of the 1B community partners. This includes first responders, utilities, homeless shelter, corrections staff, and educators. An update of the district vaccinations administered can be found here below:

  • 15,1892 vaccinations
  • 9,531 1st dose in series administered
  • 5,661 2nd dose in series administered
  • 63% of the population 16 and older completing vaccination series.
  • 37% of 65+ have received a complete series of vaccine. This means two doses of Moderna or Pfizer and one dose of Johnson & Johnson. NCDHD will continue to complete needed 2nd doses for this group.

 

NCDHD is very close to moving into Phase 2A for 50- 64-year-old’s. To be called for an appointment time NCDHD asks that residents register at vaccinate.ne.gov. Clinics are scheduled and calls are made to schedule registered residents for vaccination appointments as quickly as vaccine can come into the office. NCDHD appreciates the patiene of our district as we work to get vaccine out to our communities as quickly as possible.

Case count update as of 03/15/2021 at 3:00 PM: 4,300 Total Cases (TC), 3,469 Recoveries (R), 72 Deaths (D), and 38 total cases reported in the last 14 days. A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

 

Antelope: TC: 558, R: 444, D:7            Keya Paha: TC: 49, R: 38, D: 0

Boyd: TC: 185, R:160, D:3                   Knox: TC: 1,110, R: 865, D: 13

Brown: TC 275, R: 259, D:4                 Pierce: TC: 699, R: 552, D: 21

Cherry: TC: 421, R: 355, D:7                Rock: TC: 151, R: 135, D:2

Holt: TC: 852, R: 661, D: 15

 

Updated: 3/15/2021


NCDHD COVID-19 Updates

Public Service Announcement

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 11 new COVID-19 cases in the district since last reporting period on 3/4/2021: 3-Antelope, 0-Boyd, 1- Brown, 3-Cherry, 2-Holt, 0-Keya Paha, 1-Knox, 1-Pierce, 0-Rock. NCDHD still encourages district residents to continue to wear your mask in public places or where social distancing is difficult as well as practice social distancing while out in public.

NCDHD is pleased to report 174 recoveries since last reporting on 3/4/2021; Antelope – 14, Boyd – 10, Brown – 15, Cherry – 21, Holt – 19, Keya Paha – 6, Knox – 64, Pierce – 19, Rock – 6.

NCDHD’s TestNe COVID-19 testing times and locations starting the week of 2/8/2021 have changed to the following schedule:

  • O’Neill: Monday and Wednesday from 8:30-10:30am at the O’Neill Armory. Please enter the clinic through the alley South of the
  • Bassett: Mondays 1:00-3:00pm at the Rock County Fairgrounds
  • Pre-registration for testing at testnebraska.com is highly encouraged, but not required.
  • The last patient will be scheduled 15 minutes before the scheduled end of the

NCDHD is focusing on 65+ and tier 1 of the 1B community partners. This includes first responders, utilities, homeless shelter, corrections staff, and educators. An update of the district vaccinations administered can be found here below:

  • 14,183 vaccinations administered
  • 8,947 1st dose in series administered
  • 5,236 2nd dose in series administered
  • 04% of the population 16 and older completing vaccination series

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has a limited number of Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 Vaccinations available to persons that live or work in the NCDHD District. These will be offered on Monday March 15, 2021 in O’Neill.  NCDHD will be welcoming calls for appointments on Friday, March 12th from 8 am to 4:30 pm.  This will be a first call, first serve appointment scheduling opportunity.  To be eligible to be scheduled for this vaccine you must meet the following qualifications:

  • over the age of 18
  • registered on the State Vaccine Registry at vaccinate.ne.gov (assistance with this will not be offered when persons call in for appointment times!)
  • live or work in one of NCDHD’s nine counties:  Antelope, Boyd, Brown, Cherry, Holt, Keya Paha, Knox, Pierce or Rock
  • not already scheduled for another vaccine appointment.
  • in one of the following groups:
  • 65 years of age or older
  • Healthcare workers
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Grocery Workers
  • Trucking
  • Gas Stations
  • Postal Service Workers
  • First Responders
  • Law Enforcement
  • Food Processing
  • Corrections Officers/Staff
  • Educators – School Staff – Daycare employees
  • Funeral Home Staff and Coroners
  • Utilities
  • Coop/Ag support services-feed/seed sales, Ag equipment sales/service, grain marketers

Clinics are scheduled and calls are made to schedule registered residents for vaccination appointments as quickly as vaccine can come into the office. NCDHD appreciates the patience of our  district as we work to get vaccine out to our communities as quickly as possible.

Case count update as of 03/11/2021 at 3:00 PM: 4,284 Total Cases (TC), 3,469 Recoveries (R), 72 Deaths (D), and 28 total cases reported in the last 14 days. A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

 

Antelope: TC: 553, R: 444, D:7            Keya Paha: TC: 48, R: 38, D: 0

Boyd: TC: 185, R:160, D:3                   Knox: TC: 1,107, R: 865, D: 13

Brown: TC 274, R: 259, D:4                 Pierce: TC: 698, R: 552, D: 21

Cherry: TC: 418, R: 355, D:7                Rock: TC: 151, R: 135, D:2

Holt: TC: 850, R: 661, D: 15

 

Updated: 3/11/2021


NCDHD COVID-19 Updates

Public Service Announcement

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 4 new COVID-19 cases in the district since last reporting period on 3/4/2021: 2-Antelope, 0-Boyd, 0- Brown, 1-Cherry, 1-Holt, 0-Keya Paha, 0-Knox, 0-Pierce, 0-Rock. NCDHD still encourages district residents to continue to wear your mask in public places or where social distancing is difficult as well as practice social distancing while out in public.

NCDHD’s TestNe COVID-19 testing times and locations starting the week of 2/8/2021 have changed to the following schedule:

  • O’Neill: Monday and Wednesday from 8:30-10:30am at the O’Neill Armory. Please enter the clinic through the alley South of the
  • Bassett: Mondays 1:00-3:00pm at the Rock County Fairgrounds
  • Pre-registration for testing at testnebraska.com is highly encouraged, but not required.
  • The last patient will be scheduled 15 minutes before the scheduled end of the

NCDHD is focusing on 65+ and tier 1 of the 1B community partners. This includes first responders, utilities, homeless shelter, corrections staff, and educators. An update of the district accinations administered can be found here below:

 

  • 13,183 vaccinations administered
  • 8,328 1st dose in series administered
  • 4,907 2nd dose in series administered
  • 81% of the population 16 and older completing vaccination series

NCDHD will have volunteers available for a call-a-thon event to get district residents registered for the COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, March 8th from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. To participate in the call-a-thon registration call 402-336-2406 between 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM. If you have already registered there is no need to register again. This call-a-thon is for registration only. Those who call in will not be scheduled for a vaccination appointment and to allow for processing as many new registrations as possible, NCDHD will not be able to confirm your name on our list during this event. If you registered previously and received a confirmation email or confirmation screen, you should have confidence that NCDHD has your name on our registry. NCDHD has completed vaccinating 51% of our registered 65+ population with their first dose. If you are over 65 and not registered- take advantage of this event!

Clinics are scheduled and calls are made to schedule registered residents for vaccination appointments as quickly as vaccine can come into the office. NCDHD appreciates the patience of our district as we work to get vaccine out to our communities as quickly as possible.

Case count update as of 03/08/2021 at 3:00 PM: 4,273 Total Cases (TC), 3,295 Recoveries (R), 72 Deaths (D), and 27 total cases reported in the last 14 days. A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

 

Antelope: TC: 555, R: 430, D:7            Keya Paha: TC: 46, R: 32, D: 0

Boyd: TC: 185, R:150, D:3                   Knox: TC: 1,109, R: 801, D: 13

Brown: TC 275, R: 244, D:4                 Pierce: TC: 702, R: 533, D: 21

Cherry: TC: 418, R: 334, D:7                Rock: TC: 150, R: 129, D:2

Holt: TC: 840, R: 642, D: 15

 

Updated: March 8, 2021


NCDHD COVID-19 Updates:

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) would like to notify the public the COVID-19 California variant (B.1.429) has been identified in the district. While the California variant is believed to spread more rapidly, the available vaccines are thought to be effective against B.1.429.

NCDHD encourages the district to remain vigilant in fighting the COVID-19 virus by using public health tools:  washing hands often, social distancing from others outside the family unit, wearing a mask when unable to social distance, staying home when ill, and avoiding the three C’s: crowded places, close contacts, and confined spaces.

  Updated: March 5, 2021


NCDHD COVID-19 Updates

Public Service Announcement

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 3 new COVID-19 cases in the district since last reporting period on 2/25/2021: 2-Antelope, 0-Boyd, 0- Brown, 0-Cherry, 0-Holt, 0-Keya Paha, 1-Knox, 0-Pierce, 0-Rock. NCDHD still encourages district residents to continue to wear your mask in public places or where social distancing is difficult as well as practice social distancing while out in public.

NCDHD’s TestNe COVID-19 testing times and locations starting the week of 2/8/2021 have changed to the following schedule:

  • O’Neill: Monday and Wednesday from 8:30-10:30am at the O’Neill Please enter the clinic through the alley South of the Armory.
  • Bassett: Mondays 1:00-3:00pm at the Rock County Fairgrounds
  • Pre-registration for testing at testnebraska.com is highly encouraged, but not required.
  • The last patient will be scheduled 15 minutes before the scheduled end of the

NCDHD is pleased to report that COVID-19 vaccination clinics are resuming as shipments are again starting to arrive to the office. NCDHD continues to call registered residents as soon as we know we will have vaccine to dispense.

NCDHD is focusing on 65+ and tier 1 of the 1B community partners. This includes first responders, utilities, homeless shelter, corrections staff, and educators. An update of the district vaccinations administered can be found here below:

  • 11,090 vaccinations administered
  • 7,090 1st dose in series administered
  • 4,000 2nd dose in series administered
  • 14% of the population 16 and older completing vaccination series

For assistance completing the survey, please call the following agencies in your area: Elgin Public Library, Elgin Senior Center, Neligh Public Library, Neligh Senior Center, Ainsworth Public Library, Ainsworth Senior Center, Boyd County Senior Center, Valentine Public Library, Valentine Senior Center, Stuart Township Library, Atkinson Public Library, Atkinson Senior Center, O’Neill Chamber of Commerce, Bloomfield Public Library, Creighton Public Library, Eastern Township Library, Lied Lincoln Township Library, Verdigre Public Library, Crofton Senior Center, Osmond General Hospital, Osmond Library, Plainview Library, Plainview Senior Center, Pierce Public Library, Pierce Senior Center, Rock County Public Library, and Rock County Senior Center.

Case count update as of 03/01/2021 at 3:00 PM: 4,259 Total Cases (TC), 3,131 Recoveries (R), 72 Deaths (D), and 38 total cases reported in the last 14 days. A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

 

Antelope: TC: 550, R: 402, D:7      Keya Paha: TC: 46, R: 27, D: 0

Boyd: TC: 185, R:146, D:3               Knox: TC: 1,107, R: 754, D: 13

Brown: TC 275, R: 229, D:4            Pierce: TC: 699, R: 519, D: 21

Cherry: TC: 416, R: 321, D:7          Rock: TC: 150, R: 119, D:2

Holt: TC: 838, R: 614, D: 15

Updated: 3/1/2021


NCDHD COVID-19 Updates

Public Service Announcement

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 16 new COVID-19 cases in the district since last reporting period on 2/22/2021: 2-Antelope, 1-Boyd, 1- Brown, 2-Cherry, 3-Holt, 0-Keya Paha, 5-Knox, 2-Pierce, 0-Rock. NCDHD still encourages district residents to continue to wear your mask in public places or where social distancing is difficult as well as practice social distancing while out in public.

NCDHD is pleased to report 158 recoveries from the last reporting period on 2/18/2021; 1-Antelope, 3-Boyd, 20-Brown, 17-Cherry, 21-Holt, 4-Keya Paha, 38-Knox, 23- Pierce, 5-Rock.

NCDHD’s TestNe COVID-19 testing times and locations starting the week of 2/8/2021 have changed to the following schedule:

  • O’Neill: Monday and Wednesday from 8:30-10:30am at the O’Neill Please enter the clinic through the alley South of the Armory.
  • Bassett: Mondays 1:00-3:00pm at the Rock County Fairgrounds
  • Pre-registration for testing at testnebraska.com is highly encouraged, but not required.
  • The last patient will be scheduled 15 minutes before the scheduled end of the

NCDHD is pleased to report that COVID-19 vaccination clinics are resuming as shipments are again starting to arrive to the office. Some of the affected COVID-19 vaccine clinics have been rescheduled to a later date. Appointment times and  locations will remain the same on the new clinic dates unless otherwise communicated.

 

The following clinics have been rescheduled:

  • Neligh clinic scheduled for Wednesday, Feb 17th has been rescheduled for Monday, March 1st
  • O’Neill 2nd dose scheduled for Friday, Feb 19th has been rescheduled for Friday, Feb 26th

Due to the number of clinics and appointments scheduled NCDHD relies on an automated service for notifying those who are scheduled for appointments. District residents with appointments for upcoming clinics should expect an automated phone call from 402-336-2406 to the contact information provided through the registration process detailing clinic status information or further instructions. If you receive an automated call from NCDHD and your same appointment time will not work for you on the rescheduled date, please call NCDHD at 402-336-2406. Otherwise, no call back is needed. NCDHD asks for the patience and understanding of the district residents as we work to resolve issues within our control during this time. District residents should continue to check local media sources for the most up-to-date information available.

NCDHD is focusing on 65+ and tier 1 of the 1B community partners. This includes first responders, utilities, homeless shelter, corrections staff, and educators. An update of the district vaccinations administered can be found here below:

  • 10,064 vaccinations administered
  • 6,729 1st dose in series administered
  • 3,335 2nd dose in series administered
  • 28% of the population 16 and older completing vaccination series

For assistance completing the survey, please call the following agencies in your area: Elgin Public Library, Elgin Senior Center, Neligh Public Library, Neligh Senior Center, Ainsworth Public Library, Ainsworth Senior Center, Boyd County Senior Center, Valentine Public Library, Valentine Senior Center, Stuart Township Library, Atkinson Public Library, Atkinson Senior Center, O’Neill Chamber of Commerce, Bloomfield Public Library, Creighton Public Library, Eastern Township Library, Lied Lincoln Township Library, Verdigre Public Library, Crofton Senior Center, Osmond General Hospital, Osmond Library, Plainview Library, Plainview Senior Center, Pierce Public Library, Pierce Senior Center, Rock County Public Library, and Rock County Senior Center.

Case count update as of 02/25/2021 at 3:00 PM: 4,256 Total Cases (TC), 3,131 Recoveries (R), 72 Deaths (D), and 45 total cases reported in the last 14 days. A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 548, R: 402, D:7      Keya Paha: TC: 46, R: 27, D: 0

Boyd: TC: 185, R:146, D:3               Knox: TC: 1,106, R: 754, D: 13

Brown: TC 275, R: 229, D:4            Pierce: TC: 699, R: 519, D: 21

Cherry: TC: 416, R: 321, D:7          Rock: TC: 150, R: 119, D:2

Holt: TC: 838, R: 614, D: 15

Updated: 2/25/2021


NCDHD COVID-19 Updates

Public Service Announcement

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 20 new COVID-19 cases in the district since last reporting period on 2/18/2021: 3-Antelope, 0-Boyd, 1- Brown, 7-Cherry, 5-Holt, 0-Keya Paha, 1-Knox, 2-Pierce, 1-Rock. NCDHD still encourages district residents to continue to wear your mask in public places or where social distancing is difficult and practice social distancing while out in public.

NCDHD’s TestNe COVID-19 testing times and locations starting the week of 2/8/2021 have changed to the following schedule:

  • O’Neill: Monday and Wednesday from 8:30-10:30am at the O’Neill Please enter the clinic through the alley South of the Armory.
  • Bassett: Mondays 1:00-3:00pm at the Rock County Fairgrounds
  • Pre-registration for testing at testnebraska.com is highly encouraged, but not required.
  • The last patient will be scheduled 15 minutes before the scheduled end of the

NCDHD regrets to inform the district that planned shipments of the COVID-19 vaccine for vaccination clinics will not be arriving in the district as scheduled due to sub-zero weather conditions and power outages.

Affected COVID-19 vaccine clinics have been or will be rescheduled to a later date. Appointment times and locations will remain the same on the new clinic dates unless otherwise communicated. NCDHD expects that vaccine shipping delays may impact vaccine clinics into next week, February 22nd-26th.

The following clinics have been rescheduled:

  • Neligh clinic scheduled originally for Wednesday, Feb 17th has been rescheduled for Monday, March 1st
  • Bloomfield 1st and 2nd dose clinics for Thursday Feb 18th have been rescheduled for Tuesday, Feb 23rd
  • Pierce 2nd dose clinic scheduled for Thursday, Feb 18th has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Feb 24th
  • O’Neill 2nd dose scheduled for Friday, Feb 19th has been rescheduled for Friday, Feb 26th

Due to the number of clinics and appointments scheduled NCDHD relies on an automated service for notifying those who are scheduled for appointments. District residents with appointments for upcoming clinics should expect an automated phone call from 402-336-2406 to the contact information provided through the registration process detailing clinic status information or further instructions. If you receive an automated call from NCDHD and your same appointment time will not work for you on the rescheduled date, please call NCDHD at 402-336-2406. Otherwise, no call back is needed. NCDHD asks for the patience and understanding of the district residents as we work to resolve issues within our control during this time. District residents should continue to check local media sources for the most up-to-date information available.

NCDHD is focusing on 65+ and tier 1 of the 1B community partners. This includes first responders, utilities, homeless shelter, corrections staff, and educators. An update of the district vaccinations administered can be found here below:

  • 9,243 vaccinations administered
  • 6,490 1st dose in series administered
  • 2,753 2nd dose in series administered
  • 66% of the population 16 and older completing vaccination series

For assistance completing the survey, please call the following agencies in your area: Elgin Public Library, Elgin Senior Center, Neligh Public Library, Neligh Senior Center, Ainsworth Public Library, Ainsworth Senior Center, Boyd County Senior Center, Valentine Public Library, Valentine Senior Center, Stuart Township Library, Atkinson Public Library, Atkinson Senior Center, O’Neill Chamber of Commerce, Bloomfield Public Library, Creighton Public Library, Eastern Township Library, Lied Lincoln Township Library, Verdigre Public Library, Crofton Senior Center, Osmond General Hospital, Osmond Library, Plainview Library, Plainview Senior Center, Pierce Public Library, Pierce Senior Center, Rock County Public Library, and Rock County Senior Center.

Case count update as of 02/22/2021 at 4:00 PM: 4,240 Total Cases (TC), 2,973 Recoveries (R), 72 Deaths (D), and 49 total cases reported in the last 14 days. A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 546, R: 375, D:7     Keya Paha: TC: 46, R: 23, D: 0

Boyd: TC: 184, R:143, D:3              Knox: TC: 1,101, R: 716, D: 13

Brown: TC 274, R: 209, D:4            Pierce: TC: 697, R: 496, D: 21

Cherry: TC: 414, R: 304, D:7          Rock: TC: 150, R: 114, D:2

Holt: TC: 833, R: 593, D: 15

Updated: 2/22/2021


NCDHD COVID-19 Updates

Public Service Announcement

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 12 new COVID-19 cases in the district since last reporting period on 2/11/2021; 3-Antelope, 0-Boyd, 0- Brown, 1-Cherry, 3- Holt, 1-Keya Paha, 2-Knox, 2-Pierce, 0-Rock.

NCDHD’s TestNe COVID-19 testing times and locations starting the week of 2/8/2021 have changed. For a smooth flow of clinic traffic for those attending clinics in O’Neill attendees should enter the clinic through the alley South of the Armory.

  • O’Neill: Monday and Wednesday from 8:30-10:30am at the O’Neill Armory. Please enter the clinic through the alley South of the
  • Bassett: Mondays 1:00-3:00pm at the Rock County Fairgrounds
  • Pre-registration for testing at testnebraska.com is highly encouraged, but not required.
  • The last patient will be scheduled 15 minutes before the scheduled end of the

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) would like to apprise the district of the Nebraska COVID-19 vaccine registry, located at www.ncdhd.ne.gov. Anyone is welcome to register at this time.

NCDHD is focusing on 65+ and tier 1 of the 1B community partners. This includes first responders, utilities, homeless shelter, corrections staff, and educators. An update of the district vaccinations administered can be found here below:

  • 7,952 vaccinations administered
  • 5,722 1st dose in series administered
  • 2,230 2nd dose in series administered

For assistance completing the survey, please call the following agencies in your area: Elgin Public Library, Elgin Senior Center, Neligh Public Library, Neligh Senior Center, Ainsworth Public Library, Ainsworth Senior Center, Boyd County Senior Center, Valentine Public Library, Valentine Senior Center, Stuart Township Library, Atkinson Public Library, Atkinson Senior Center, O’Neill Chamber of Commerce, Bloomfield Public Library, Creighton Public Library, Eastern Township Library, Lied Lincoln Township Library, Verdigre Public Library, Crofton Senior Center, Osmond General Hospital, Osmond Library, Plainview Library, Plainview Senior Center, Pierce Public Library, Pierce Senior Center, Rock County Public Library, and Rock County Senior Center.

NCDHD would like to reiterate to the district that public health preventative measures have not changed though the state has moved into the DHM “Green” phasing. NCDHD still encourages district residents to continue to wear your mask in public places or where social distancing is difficult as well as practice social distancing while out in public.

Case count update as of 02/15/2021 at 4:00 PM: 4,216 Total Cases (TC), 2,715 Recoveries (R), 72 Deaths (D), and 48 total cases reported in the last 14 days. A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 543, R: 334, D:7     Keya Paha: TC: 46, R: 18, D: 0

Boyd: TC: 184, R:130, D:3              Knox: TC: 1,098, R: 651, D: 13

Brown: TC 272, R: 193, D:4           Pierce: TC: 693, R: 471, D: 21

Cherry: TC: 405, R: 270, D:7          Rock: TC: 149, R: 106, D:2

Holt: TC: 826, R: 555, D: 15

Updated: 2/18/2021


NCDHD COVID-19 Updates

Public Service Announcement

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 12 new COVID-19 cases in the district since last reporting period on 2/11/2021; 3-Antelope, 0-Boyd, 0- Brown, 1-Cherry, 3- Holt, 1-Keya Paha, 2-Knox, 2-Pierce, 0-Rock.

NCDHD’s TestNe COVID-19 testing times and locations starting the week of 2/8/2021 have changed. For a smooth flow of clinic traffic for those attending clinics in O’Neill attendees should enter the clinic through the alley South of the Armory.

  • O’Neill: Monday and Wednesday from 8:30-10:30am at the O’Neill Armory. Please enter the clinic through the alley South of the
  • Bassett: Mondays 1:00-3:00pm at the Rock County Fairgrounds
  • Pre-registration for testing at testnebraska.com is highly encouraged, but not required.
  • The last patient will be scheduled 15 minutes before the scheduled end of the

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) would like to apprise the district of the Nebraska COVID-19 vaccine registry, located at www.ncdhd.ne.gov. Anyone is welcome to register at this time.

NCDHD is focusing on 65+ and tier 1 of the 1B community partners. This includes first responders, utilities, homeless shelter, corrections staff, and educators. An update of the district vaccinations administered can be found here below:

  • 7,952 vaccinations administered
  • 5,722 1st dose in series administered
  • 2,230 2nd dose in series administered

For assistance completing the survey, please call the following agencies in your area: Elgin Public Library, Elgin Senior Center, Neligh Public Library, Neligh Senior Center, Ainsworth Public Library, Ainsworth Senior Center, Boyd County Senior Center, Valentine Public Library, Valentine Senior Center, Stuart Township Library, Atkinson Public Library, Atkinson Senior Center, O’Neill Chamber of Commerce, Bloomfield Public Library, Creighton Public Library, Eastern Township Library, Lied Lincoln Township Library, Verdigre Public Library, Crofton Senior Center, Osmond General Hospital, Osmond Library, Plainview Library, Plainview Senior Center, Pierce Public Library, Pierce Senior Center, Rock County Public Library, and Rock County Senior Center.

 

NCDHD would like to reiterate to the district that public health preventative measures have not changed though the state has moved into the DHM “Green” phasing. NCDHD still encourages district residents to continue to wear your mask in public places or where social distancing is difficult as well as practice social distancing while out in public.

Case count update as of 02/15/2021 at 4:00 PM: 4,216 Total Cases (TC), 2,715 Recoveries (R), 72 Deaths (D), and 48 total cases reported in the last 14 days. A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

 

Antelope: TC: 543, R: 334, D:7     Keya Paha: TC: 46, R: 18, D: 0

Boyd: TC: 184, R:130, D:3              Knox: TC: 1,098, R: 651, D: 13

Brown: TC 272, R: 193, D:4           Pierce: TC: 693, R: 471, D: 21

Cherry: TC: 405, R: 270, D:7          Rock: TC: 149, R: 106, D:2

Holt: TC: 826, R: 555, D: 15

Updated: 2/15/2021


NCDHD COVID-19 Updates

Public Service Announcement

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 21 new COVID-19 cases in the district since last reporting period on 2/8/2021; 0-Antelope, 0-Boyd, 0- Brown, 0-Cherry, 6-Holt, 1-Keya Paha, 11-Knox, 3-Pierce, 0-Rock.

NCDHD has 182 recoveries to report since last reporting period on 2/4/2021; 20-Antelope, 16-Boyd, 10-Brown, 9-Cherry, 24-Holt, 2-Keya Paha, 64-Knox, 30-Pierce, 7-Rock.

NCDHD regrets to inform the district of three additional deaths in the district. A male and a female from Knox County and a Male from Holt County. NCDHD sends their sincerest condolences to the families during this time.

NCDHD’s TestNe COVID-19 testing times and locations starting the week of 2/8/2021 have changed. For a smooth flow of clinic traffic for those attending clinics in O’Neill attendees should enter the clinic through the alley South of the Armory.

  • O’Neill: Monday and Wednesday from 8:30-10:30am at the O’Neill Armory. Please enter the clinic through the alley South of the Armory.
  • Bassett: Mondays 1:00-3:00pm at the Rock County Fairgrounds
  • Pre-registration for testing at testnebraska.com is highly encouraged, but not required.
  • The last patient will be scheduled 15 minutes before the scheduled end of the clinic.

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) would like to apprise the district of the Nebraska COVID-19 vaccine registry, located at www.ncdhd.ne.gov. Anyone is welcome to register at this time. NCDHD is focusing on 65+ and tier 1 of the 1B community partners. This includes first responders, utilities, homeless shelter, corrections staff, and educators. An update of the district vaccinations administered can be found here below:

  • 7,342 vaccinations administered
  • 5,366 1st dose in series administered
  • 1,976 2nd dose in series administered
  • 5% of the population 16 and older completing vaccination

For assistance completing the survey, please call the following agencies in your area: Elgin Public Library, Elgin Senior Center, Neligh Public Library, Neligh Senior Center, Ainsworth Public Library, Ainsworth Senior Center, Boyd County Senior Center, Valentine Public Library, Valentine Senior Center, Stuart Township Library, Atkinson Public Library, Atkinson Senior Center, O’Neill Chamber of Commerce, Bloomfield Public Library, Creighton Public Library, Eastern Township Library, Lied Lincoln Township Library, Verdigre Public Library, Crofton Senior Center, Osmond General Hospital, Osmond Library, Plainview Library, Plainview Senior Center, Pierce Public Library, Pierce Senior Center, Rock County Public Library, and Rock County Senior Center.

NCDHD would like to reiterate to the district that public health preventative measures have not changed though the state has moved into the DHM “Green” phasing. NCDHD still encourages district residents to continue to wear your mask in public places or where social distancing is difficult as well as practice social distancing while out in public.

Case count update as of 02/11/2021 at 3:00 PM: 4,204 Total Cases (TC), 2,715 Recoveries (R), 72 Deaths (D), and 71 total cases reported in the last 14 days. A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 540, R: 334, D:7     Keya Paha: TC: 45, R: 18, D: 0

Boyd: TC: 184, R:130, D:3              Knox: TC: 1,096, R: 651, D: 13

Brown: TC 272, R: 193, D:4           Pierce: TC: 691, R: 471, D: 21

Cherry: TC: 404, R: 270, D:7          Rock: TC: 149, R: 106, D:2

Holt: TC: 823, R: 555, D: 15

Updated: 2/11/2021


NCDHD COVID-19 Update:

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 20 new COVID-19 cases in the district since last reporting period on 2/5/2021; 1-Antelope, 0-Boyd, 2- Brown, 2-Cherry, 4-Holt, 1-Keya Paha, 6-Knox, 3-Pierce, 1-Rock.

NCDHD’s TestNe COVID-19 testing times and locations starting the week of 2/8/2021 have changed. For a smooth flow of clinic traffic for those attending clinics in O’Neill attendees should enter the clinic through the alley South of the Armory.

  • O’Neill: Monday and Wednesday from 8:30-10:30am at the O’Neill Armory. Please enter the clinic through the alley South of the
  • Bassett: Mondays 1:00-3:00pm at the Rock County Fairgrounds
  • Pre-registration for testing at testnebraska.com is highly encouraged, but not required.
  • The last patient will be scheduled 15 minutes before the scheduled end of the

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) would like to apprise the district of the Nebraska COVID-19 vaccine registry, located at www.ncdhd.ne.gov. To provide guidance and clarity, below are directions on who should register on the Nebraska COVID-19 Registry:

  • For those 65+ who already registered with NCDHD, do not sign up with the State. NCDHD will continue to schedule your vaccine. If you are 65+ and did not sign up with NCDHD, please sign up on the new Nebraska registry, located atncdhd.ne.gov.
  • If you registered on the NCDHD vaccine list but are not over the age of 65, you will need to register on the new Nebraska registry, located atncdhd.ne.gov.
  • If you are interested in the COVID-19 vaccine, all ages and all professions are welcome to sign up on the new Nebraska registration. The governor’s tiered phasing guidance will still be utilized to determine who is vaccinated.

The speed of vaccine disbursement depends on vaccine availability. Below is a tentative timeline for district COVID-19 vaccinations:

  • Mid-January to Mid-May: Phase 1B- Vaccine will be allocated to those 75 years and older, 65 years and older, those with pre-existing conditions, first responders, those in the education sector, and those working in grocery stores, food processing facilities, utilities, transportation, and postal
  • Mid-April to May: Phase 1C- Vaccines will be allocated to those in congregate settings.
  • May to October: Phase 2 – Vaccine will be made available to the
  • There are a couple NCDHD survey sign-ups located on at ncdhd.ne.gov that NCDHD will continue to utilize. If an individual was in Phase1A and did not receive the vaccine but is now interested, please complete the Phase1A survey. If an individual is unable to make the second dose appointment, which is located on the back of the vaccine card, please complete the unable to make second dose survey and we will work to find you a different appointment.

For assistance completing the survey, please call the following agencies in your area: Elgin Public Library, Elgin Senior Center, Neligh Public Library, Neligh Senior Center, Ainsworth Public Library, Ainsworth Senior Center, Boyd County Senior Center, Valentine Public Library, Valentine Senior Center, Stuart Township Library, Atkinson Public Library, Atkinson Senior Center, O’Neill Chamber of Commerce, Bloomfield Public Library, Creighton Public Library, Eastern Township Library, Lied Lincoln Township Library, Verdigre Public Library, Crofton Senior Center, Osmond General Hospital, Osmond Library, Plainview Library, Plainview Senior Center, Pierce Public Library, Pierce Senior Center, Rock County Public Library, and Rock County Senior Center.

On January 29, 2021, Governor Ricketts announced Nebraska’s transition from “blue” to the “green” phase of Nebraska’s COVID-19 response plan. The COVID-19 response plan links restrictions in the Directed Health Measures (DHMs) to the percentage of staffed Nebraska hospital beds occupied by COVID-19 patients. The 7-day rolling average of hospitalized COVID-10 patients fell under 10%, which is the “green” phase marker. This is not necessarily a risk assessment for the NCDHD district, but a reflection of the current State DHM color.

New DHMs, effective Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 12:01AM until February 28, 2021 at 11:59PM, include the following change:

  • The maximum capacity for indoor gatherings, including youth extracurricular activities, goes from 75% to 100%.

o    Organizers of gatherings of 500 or more people (1,000 or more in Douglas County), must still submit a reopening plan to their local health department—and receive approval—before holding their events. Aside from this requirement, there are no

restrictions on gatherings/venues in the “green” phase of the State’s plan. However, guidance is still in place and recommended.

Quarantine requirements in the DHMs have been updated to include:

  • Nebraskans who’ve been fully vaccinated (received both doses of the coronavirus vaccine) do not have to quarantine after a close contact. Instead, they will be in the “self-monitor” category, which involves wearing a mask for 14 days from the date of exposure and monitoring for
  • Nebraskans who have recovered from the coronavirus in the past three months do not need to quarantine after a close contact, though they’re encouraged to monitor for symptoms.
  • The new DHMs also amend the definition of “close contact” to clarify that exposures start 48 hours prior to the onset of symptoms or positive

To view the DHMs, visit www.ncdhd.ne.gov and click on the photo of Governor Ricketts.

NCDHD would like to reiterate to the district that public health preventative measures have not changed. NCDHD still encourages district residents to continue to wear your mask in public places or where social distancing is difficult as well as practice social distancing while out in public.

Case count update as of 02/08/2021 at 4:00 PM: 4,183 Total Cases (TC), 2,533 Recoveries (R), 69 Deaths (D), and 70 total cases reported in the last 14 days. A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 540, R: 314, D:7      Keya Paha: TC: 44, R: 16, D: 0

Boyd: TC: 184, R:114, D:3              Knox: TC: 1,085, R: 587, D: 11

Brown: TC 272, R: 183, D:4            Pierce: TC: 688, R: 441, D: 21

Cherry: TC: 404, R: 261, D:7           Rock: TC: 149, R: 99, D:2

Holt: TC: 817, R: 531, D: 14

Updated: February 8, 2021


NCDHD COVID-19 Updates:      

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 19 new cases in the district since the last reporting on 2/4/2021: 0-Antelope; 1-Boyd; 0-Brown; 1-Cherry; 9-Holt; 0-Keya Paha; 6-Knox; 2-Pierce; 0-Rock.

NCDHD is pleased to report 122 new recoveries since last reporting period. 22-Antelope, 4-Boyd, 9-Brown, 9-Cherry, 14-Holt, 1-Keya Paha, 22-Knox, 37-Pierce, 4-Rock.

NCDHD regrets to report two additional deaths in the district. A female from Knox County and a male from Pierce County. NCDHD sends their sincerest condolences to these families.

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) would like to apprise the district of the Nebraska COVID-19 vaccine registry, located at www.ncdhd.ne.gov. To provide guidance and clarity, below are directions on who should register on the Nebraska COVID-19 Registry:

  • For those 65+ who already registered with NCDHD, do not sign up with the State. NCDHD will continue to schedule your vaccine. If you are 65+ and did not sign up with NCDHD, please sign up on the new Nebraska registry, located at www.ncdhd.ne.gov.
  • If you registered on the NCDHD vaccine list but are not over the age of 65, you will need to register on the new Nebraska registry, located at www.ncdhd.ne.gov.
  • If you are interested in the COVID-19 vaccine, all ages and all professions are welcome to sign up on the new Nebraska registration. The governor’s tiered phasing guidance will still be utilized to determine who is vaccinated first.

The speed of vaccine disbursement depends on vaccine availability. Below is a tentative timeline for district COVID-19 vaccinations:

  • Mid-January to Mid-May: Phase 1B- Vaccine will be allocated to those 75 years and older, 65 years and older, those with pre-existing conditions, first responders, those in the education sector, and those working in grocery stores, food processing facilities, utilities, transportation, and postal service.
  • Mid-April to May: Phase 1C- Vaccines will be allocated to those in congregate settings.
  • May to October: Phase 2 – Vaccine will be made available to the public.
  • There are a couple NCDHD survey sign-ups located on at www.ncdhd.ne.gov that NCDHD will continue to utilize. If an individual was in Phase1A and did not receive the vaccine but is now interested, please complete the Phase1A survey. If an individual is unable to make the second dose appointment, which is located on the back of the vaccine card, please complete the unable to make second dose survey and we will work to find you a different appointment.

For assistance completing the survey, please call the following agencies in your area: Elgin Public Library, Elgin Senior Center, Neligh Public Library, Neligh Senior Center, Ainsworth Public Library, Ainsworth Senior Center, Boyd County Senior Center, Valentine Public Library, Valentine Senior Center, Stuart Township Library, Atkinson Public Library, Atkinson Senior Center, O’Neill Chamber of Commerce, Bloomfield Public Library, Creighton Public Library, Eastern Township Library, Lied Lincoln Township Library, Verdigre Public Library, Crofton Senior Center, Osmond General Hospital, Osmond Library, Plainview Library, Plainview Senior Center, Pierce Public Library, Pierce Senior Center, Rock County Public Library, and Rock County Senior Center.

On January 29, 2021, Governor Ricketts announced Nebraska’s transition from “blue” to the “green” phase of Nebraska’s COVID-19 response plan. The COVID-19 response plan links restrictions in the Directed Health Measures (DHMs) to the percentage of staffed Nebraska hospital beds occupied by COVID-19 patients. The 7-day rolling average of hospitalized COVID-10 patients fell under 10%, which is the “green” phase marker. This is not necessarily a risk assessment for the NCDHD district, but a reflection of the current State DHM color.

New DHMs, effective Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 12:01AM until February 28, 2021 at 11:59PM, include the following change: 

  • The maximum capacity for indoor gatherings, including youth extracurricular activities, goes from 75% to 100%.
    • Organizers of gatherings of 500 or more people (1,000 or more in Douglas County), must still submit a reopening plan to their local health department—and receive approval—before holding their events.  Aside from this requirement, there are no restrictions on gatherings/venues in the “green” phase of the State’s plan.  However, guidance is still in place and recommended.

Quarantine requirements in the DHMs have been updated to include:

  • Nebraskans who’ve been fully vaccinated (received both doses of the coronavirus vaccine) do not have to quarantine after a close contact.  Instead, they will be in the “self-monitor” category, which involves wearing a mask for 14 days from the date of exposure and monitoring for symptoms.
  • Nebraskans who have recovered from the coronavirus in the past three months do not need to quarantine after a close contact, though they’re encouraged to monitor for symptoms. 
  • The new DHMs also amend the definition of “close contact” to clarify that exposures start 48 hours prior to the onset of symptoms or positive test.

To view the DHMs, visit www.ncdhd.ne.gov and click on the photo of Governor Ricketts.

NCDHD would like to reiterate to the district that public health preventative measures have not changed. NCDHD still encourages district residents to continue to wear your mask in public places or where social distancing is difficult as well as practice social distancing while out in public.

NCDHD COVID-19 testing sites offer a 15-minute rapid test and/or the gold standard PCR test. The rapid test is only offered to individuals who are currently exhibiting symptoms associated with COVID. All testing is offered free of charge at the below locations. Please see that there has been an update to the testing times and locations starting the week of 2/8/2021.

  • O’Neill: Monday and Wednesday from 8:30-10:30am at the North parking lot of the O’Neill Armory, located at the corner of 4th and Hynes
  • Bassett: Mondays 1:00-3:00pm at the Rock County Fairgrounds
  • Pre-registration for testing at testnebraska.com is highly encouraged, but not required.
  • The last patient will be scheduled 15 minutes before the scheduled end of the

Case count update as of 02/04/2021 at 3:00 PM: 4,163 Total Cases (TC), 2,533 Recoveries (R), 69 Deaths (D), and 83 total cases reported in the last 14 days. A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

 

Antelope: TC: 539, R: 314, D:7      Keya Paha: TC: 43, R: 16, D: 0

Boyd: TC: 184, R: 114, D:3              Knox: TC: 1,079, R: 587, D: 11

Brown: TC 270, R: 183, D:4            Pierce: TC: 685, R: 441, D: 21

Cherry: TC: 402, R: 261, D:7           Rock: TC: 148, R: 99, D:2

Holt: TC: 813, R: 531, D: 14

Updated: February 4, 2021


NCDHD COVID-19 Updates

Public Service Announcement

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 17 new cases in the district since the last reporting on 1/28/2021: 1-Antelope; 1-Boyd; 0-Brown; 1-Cherry; 5-Holt; 0-Keya Paha; 3-Knox; 6-Pierce; 0-Rock.

 

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) would like to apprise the district of the Nebraska COVID-19 vaccine registry, located at www.ncdhd.ne.gov. To provide guidance and clarity, below are directions on who should register on the Nebraska COVID-19 Registry:

  • For those 65+ who already registered with NCDHD, do not sign up with the State. NCDHD will continue to schedule your vaccine. If you are 65+ and did not sign up with NCDHD, please sign up on the new Nebraska registry, located at www.ncdhd.ne.gov.
  • If you registered on the NCDHD vaccine list but are not over the age of 65, you will need to register on the new Nebraska registry, located at www.ncdhd.ne.gov.
  • If you are interested in the COVID-19 vaccine, all ages and all professions are welcome to sign up on the new Nebraska registration. The governor’s tiered phasing guidance will still be utilized to determine who is vaccinated first.

The speed of vaccine disbursement depends on vaccine availability. Below is a tentative timeline for district COVID-19 vaccinations:

  • Mid-January to Mid-May: Phase 1B- Vaccine will be allocated to those 75 years and older, 65 years and older, those with pre-existing conditions, first responders, those in the education sector, and those working in grocery stores, food processing facilities, utilities, transportation, and postal service.
  • Mid-April to May: Phase 1C- Vaccines will be allocated to those in congregate settings.
  • May to October: Phase 2 – Vaccine will be made available to the public.
  • There are a couple NCDHD survey sign-ups located on at www.ncdhd.ne.gov that NCDHD will continue to utilize. If an individual was in Phase1A and did not receive the vaccine but is now interested, please complete the Phase1A survey. If an individual is unable to make the second dose appointment, which is located on the back of the vaccine card, please complete the unable to make second dose survey and we will work to find you a different appointment.

For assistance completing the survey, please call the following agencies in your area: Elgin Public Library, Elgin Senior Center, Neligh Public Library, Neligh Senior Center, Ainsworth Public Library, Ainsworth Senior Center, Boyd County Senior Center, Valentine Public Library, Valentine Senior Center, Stuart Township Library, Atkinson Public Library, Atkinson Senior Center, O’Neill Chamber of Commerce, Bloomfield Public Library, Creighton Public Library, Eastern Township Library, Lied Lincoln Township Library, Verdigre Public Library, Crofton Senior Center, Osmond General Hospital, Osmond Library, Plainview Library, Plainview Senior Center, Pierce Public Library, Pierce Senior Center, Rock County Public Library, and Rock County Senior Center.

 

On January 29, 2021, Governor Ricketts announced Nebraska’s transition from “blue” to the “green” phase of Nebraska’s COVID-19 response plan. The COVID-19 response plan links restrictions in the Directed Health Measures (DHMs) to the percentage of staffed Nebraska hospital beds occupied by COVID-19 patients. The 7-day rolling average of hospitalized COVID-10 patients fell under 10%, which is the “green” phase marker. This is not necessarily a risk assessment for the NCDHD district, but a reflection of the current State DHM color.

 

New DHMs, effective Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 12:01AM until February 28, 2021 at 11:59PM, include the following change: 

  • The maximum capacity for indoor gatherings, including youth extracurricular activities, goes from 75% to 100%.
    • Organizers of gatherings of 500 or more people (1,000 or more in Douglas County), must still submit a reopening plan to their local health department—and receive approval—before holding their events.  Aside from this requirement, there are no restrictions on gatherings/venues in the “green” phase of the State’s plan.  However, guidance is still in place and recommended.

Quarantine requirements in the DHMs have been updated to include:

  • Nebraskans who’ve been fully vaccinated (received both doses of the coronavirus vaccine) do not have to quarantine after a close contact.  Instead, they will be in the “self-monitor” category, which involves wearing a mask for 14 days from the date of exposure and monitoring for symptoms.
  • Nebraskans who have recovered from the coronavirus in the past three months do not need to quarantine after a close contact, though they’re encouraged to monitor for symptoms. 
  • The new DHMs also amend the definition of “close contact” to clarify that exposures start 48 hours prior to the onset of symptoms or positive test.

To view the DHMs, visit www.ncdhd.ne.gov and click on the photo of Governor Ricketts.

 

NCDHD COVID-19 testing sites offer a 15-minute rapid test and/or the gold standard PCR test. The rapid test is only offered to individuals who are currently exhibiting symptoms associated with COVID. All testing is offered free of charge at the below locations:

  • O’Neill: Monday- Thursday from 8:30-10:30am at the north parking lot of the O’Neill Armory, located at the corner of 4th and Hynes
  • Bassett: Tuesdays from 1:00pm-3:00pm at the Rock County Fairgrounds
  • Pre-registration for testing at testnebraska.com is highly encouraged, but not required.
  • The last patient will be scheduled 15 minutes before the scheduled end of the
  • Valentine: Testing will be 1:0-3:30 on Tuesdays at the Valentine United Methodist Church, located at 804 E. 5th Valentine, NE. Rapid tests are not available at this location. This test site in hosted by Cherry County Hospital.

Case count update as of 02/01/2021 at 4:00 PM: 4,144 Total Cases (TC), 2,411 Recoveries (R), 67 Deaths (D), and 124 total cases reported in the last 14 days. A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

 

Antelope: TC: 539, R: 292, D:7      Keya Paha: TC: 43, R: 15, D: 0

Boyd: TC: 183, R: 110, D:3              Knox: TC: 1,073, R: 565, D: 10

Brown: TC 270, R: 159, D:4            Pierce: TC: 683, R: 404, D: 20

Cherry: TC: 401, R: 252, D:7           Rock: TC: 148, R: 95, D:2

Holt: TC: 804, R: 517, D: 14

Updated: February 1, 2021


NCDHD COVID-19 Update: 

On January 29, 2021, Governor Ricketts announced Nebraska’s transition from “blue” to the “green” phase of Nebraska’s COVID-19 response plan. The COVID-19 response plan links restrictions in the Directed Health Measures (DHMs) to the percentage of staffed Nebraska hospital beds occupied by COVID-19 patients. The 7-day rolling average of hospitalized COVID-10 patients fell under 10%, which is the “green” phase marker.

New DHMs, effective Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 12:01AM until February 28, 2021 at 11:59PM, include the following change: 

  • The maximum capacity for indoor gatherings, including youth extracurricular activities, goes from 75% to 100%.
    • Organizers of gatherings of 500 or more people (1,000 or more in Douglas County), must still submit a reopening plan to their local health department—and receive approval—before holding their events.  Aside from this requirement, there are no restrictions on gatherings/venues in the “green” phase of the State’s plan.  However, guidance is still in place and recommended.

Quarantine requirements in the DHMs have been updated to include:

  • Nebraskans who’ve been fully vaccinated (received both doses of the coronavirus vaccine) do not have to quarantine after a close contact.  Instead, they will be in the “self-monitor” category, which involves wearing a mask for 14 days from the date of exposure and monitoring for symptoms.
  • Nebraskans who have recovered from the coronavirus in the past three months do not need to quarantine after a close contact, though they’re encouraged to monitor for symptoms. 
  • The new DHMs also amend the definition of “close contact” to clarify that exposures start 48 hours prior to the onset of symptoms or positive test.

To view the DHMs, visit www.ncdhd.ne.gov and click on the photo of Governor Ricketts.

Updated January 30, 2021


North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) would like to apprise the district of the Nebraska COVID-19 vaccine registry, located at www.ncdhd.ne.gov. To provide guidance and clarity, below are directions on who should register on the Nebraska COVID-19 Registry:

  • For those 65+ who already registered with NCDHD, do not sign up with the State. NCDHD will continue to schedule your vaccine. If you are 65+ and did not sign up with NCDHD, please sign up on the new Nebraska registry, located at www.ncdhd.ne.gov.
  • If you registered on the NCDHD vaccine list but are not over the age of 65, you will need to register on the new Nebraska registry, located at www.ncdhd.ne.gov.
  • If you are interested in the COVID-19 vaccine, all ages and all professions are welcome to sign up on the new Nebraska registration. The governor’s tiered phasing guidance will still be utilized to determine who is vaccinated first.    

If you need assistance registering, it is recommended you contact a family member or friend for help. Your local senior center and library can also assist. A third option for help registering is to contact the state hotline at 531-249-1873 and/or 833-998-2275. The state hotline offers assistance in multiple languages and the registry will also soon be available in Spanish.

If you register on the new Nebraska registration, e-mail and physical address are required. If you do not have an e-mail address, please use a family member’s e-mail. If you do not have a family member to assist, you may use  register@ncdhd.ne.gov. Please do not call NCDHD to confirm if your registration went through.

The speed of vaccine disbursement depends on vaccine availability. Below is a tentative timeline for district COVID-19 vaccinations:

  • Mid-January to Mid-May: Phase 1B- Vaccine will be allocated to those 75 years and older, 65 years and older, those with pre-existing conditions, first responders, those in the education sector, and those working in grocery stores, food processing facilities, utilities, transportation, and postal service.
  • Mid-April to May: Phase 1C- Vaccines will be allocated to those in congregate settings.
  • May to October: Phase 2 – Vaccine will be made available to the public.

There are a couple NCDHD survey sign-ups located on at www.ncdhd.ne.gov that NCDHD will continue to utilize. If an individual was in Phase1A and did not receive the vaccine but is now interested, please complete the Phase1A survey. If an individual is unable to make the second dose appointment, which is located on the back of the vaccine card, please complete the unable to make second dose survey and we will work to find you a different appointment.

Being that viruses are constantly evolving and mutating, NCDHD encourages the district to avoid the three C’s to help slow the spread of the virus: crowded places, close contacts, and confined spaces.

Updated January 29, 2021 


NCDHD COVID-19 Update: 

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 19 new cases in the district since the last reporting on 1/25/2021: 4-Antelope; 0-Boyd; 0-Brown; 4-Cherry; 5-Holt; 1-Keya Paha; 3-Knox; 2-Pierce; 0-Rock.

NCDHD regrets to report two Knox County COVID-19 deaths: one woman in his 70s and one male in his 90s. NCDHD sends condolences to the families.

NCDHD is pleased to report 152 new recoveries in the district since the last reporting on 1/21/2021: 17-Antelope; 19-Boyd; 15-Brown; 22-Cherry; 29- Holt; 0-Keya Paha; 21-Knox; 25-Pierce; 4-Rock

As of today, 4,390 doses of Modern COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the NCDHD region, 3,700 of those being first doses. If anyone, at any age, is interested the COVID-19 vaccine, visit www.ncdhd.ne.gov to complete the appropriate survey. There are additional surveys for those in Phase1A who want their first dose and for anyone unable to make their second dose appointment. For assistance completing the survey, please call the following agencies in your area: Elgin Public Library, Elgin Senior Center, Neligh Public Library, Neligh Senior Center, Ainsworth Public Library, Ainsworth Senior Center, Boyd County Senior Center, Valentine Public Library, Valentine Senior Center, Stuart Township Library, Atkinson Public Library, Atkinson Senior Center, O’Neill Chamber of Commerce, Bloomfield Public Library, Creighton Public Library, Eastern Township Library, Lied Lincoln Township Library, Verdigre Public Library, Crofton Senior Center, Osmond General Hospital, Osmond Library, Plainview Library, Plainview Senior Center, Pierce Public Library, Pierce Senior Center, Rock County Public Library, and Rock County Senior Center.

             NCDHD is currently in Phase1B, providing the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to individuals 75 years and older. NCDHD will notify the public as NCDHD transitions to each phase. The speed of transition depends heavily on vaccine availability. Below is a tentative timeline for district COVID-19 vaccinations:

  • Mid-January to Mid-April: Phase 1B- Vaccine will be allocated to those 75 years and older, 65 years and older, those with pre-existing conditions, first responders, those in the education sector, and those working with critical infrastructure (i.e. food/agriculture facilities, utilities, transportation, postal workers, ).
  • Mid-April to May: Phase 1C- Vaccines will be allocated to vulnerable populations (disabled, homeless, etc.) and those in congregate settings (incarcerated, colleges/universities, ).
  • May to October: Phase 2 – Vaccine will be made available to the

NCDHD COVID-19 testing sites offer a 15-minute rapid test and/or the gold standard PCR test. The rapid test is only offered to individuals who are currently exhibiting symptoms associated with COVID. All testing is offered free of charge at the below locations:

  • O’Neill: Monday- Thursday from 8:30-10:30am at the north parking lot of the O’Neill Armory, located at the corner of 4th and Hynes
  • Bassett: Tuesdays from 1:00pm-3:00pm at the Rock County Fairgrounds
  • Pre-registration for testing at testnebraska.com is highly encouraged, but not required.
  • The last patient will be scheduled 15 minutes before the scheduled end of the
  • Valentine: Testing will be 1:0-3:30 on Tuesdays at the Valentine United Methodist Church, located at 804 E. 5th Valentine, NE. Rapid tests are not available at this location. This test site in hosted by Cherry County Hospital.

Case count update as of 1/28/2021 at 4:00 PM: 4,127 Total Cases (TC), 2,411 Recoveries (R), 67 Deaths (D), and 124 total cases reported in the last 14 days. A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 538, R: 292, D:7      Keya Paha: TC: 43, R: 15, D: 0

Boyd: TC: 182, R: 110, D:3              Knox: TC: 1,070, R: 565, D: 10

Brown: TC 270, R: 159, D:4            Pierce: TC: 677, R: 404, D: 20

Cherry: TC: 400, R: 252, D:7           Rock: TC: 148, R: 95, D:2

Holt: TC: 799, R: 517, D: 14

Updated: January 28, 2021 


NCDHD COVID-19 Update: 

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 50 new cases in the district since the last reporting on 1/21/2021: 5-Antelope; 2-Boyd; 0-Brown; 4-Cherry; 7- Holt; 0-Keya Paha; 27-Knox; 3-Pierce; 2-Rock.

NCDHD regrets to report the COVID-19 death of a Knox County woman in her 90s. NCDHD sends its sincerest condolences to the family.

The NCDHD Test Nebraska COVID-19 testing clinic in Bassett will be canceled this Tuesday, January 26th due to weather concerns.

NCDHD transitioned into Phase1B to provide COVID-19 vaccine to individuals 75 years and older. If you believe you qualify for Phase 1A but were not vaccinated, please visit the NCDHD webpage and sign up on the appropriate survey. Visit the NCDHD website for sign-ups for individuals 75+, businesses in Phases 1B, and a survey for individuals in the general public who can receive a vaccine at a moment’s notice. If you have already received a vaccine and are unable to attend the second dose clinic, please visit the NCDHD website and place your information on the second dose survey. For assistance completing the survey, please call the following agencies in your area: Elgin Public Library, Elgin Senior Center, Neligh Public Library, Neligh Senior Center, Ainsworth Public Library, Ainsworth Senior Center, Boyd County Senior Center, Valentine Public Library, Valentine Senior Center, Stuart Township Library, Atkinson Public Library, Atkinson Senior Center, O’Neill Chamber of Commerce, Bloomfield Public Library, Creighton Public Library, Eastern Township Library, Lied Lincoln Township Library, Verdigre Public Library, Crofton Senior Center, Osmond General Hospital, Osmond Library, Plainview Library, Plainview Senior Center, Pierce Public Library, Pierce Senior Center, Rock County Public Library, and Rock County Senior Center. NCDHD recognizes federal partners added the 65 years and older and those with underlying health conditions categories into Phase 1B.  The statewide registry will open for this demographic in the next week.

NCDHD will notify the public as NCDHD transitions to each phase. The speed of transition depends heavily on vaccine availability. Below is a tentative timeline for district COVID-19 vaccinations:

  • Late December to Mid-January: Phase 1A- Healthcare personnel providing direct patient care and/or are exposed to infectious materials and long-term care facility staff and
  • Mid-January to Mid-April: Phase 1B- Vaccine will be allocated to those 75 years and older, 65 years and older, those with pre-existing conditions, first responders, those in the education sector, and those working with critical infrastructure (i.e. food/agriculture facilities, utilities, transportation, postal workers, ).
  • Mid-April to May: Phase 1C- Vaccines will be allocated to vulnerable populations (disabled, homeless, etc.) and those in congregate settings (incarcerated, colleges/universities, ).
  • May to October: Phase 2 – Vaccine will be made available to the

NCDHD COVID-19 testing sites offer a 15-minute rapid test and/or the gold standard PCR test. The rapid test is only offered to individuals who are currently exhibiting symptoms associated with COVID. All testing is offered free of charge at the below locations:

  • O’Neill: Monday- Thursday from 8:30-10:30am at the north parking lot of the O’Neill Armory, located at the corner of 4th and Hynes
  • Bassett clinic is typically on Tuesdays from 1:00pm-3:00pm; however, is cancelled on January 26th due to weather.
  • Pre-registration for testing at testnebraska.com is highly encouraged, but not required.
  • The last patient will be scheduled 15 minutes before the scheduled end of the
  • Valentine: Testing will be on Tuesdays at the Valentine United Methodist Church, located at 804 E. 5th Valentine, NE. Rapid tests are not available at this location. This test site in hosted by Cherry County Hospital.

Case count update as of 1/25/2021 at 4:00 PM: 4,108 Total Cases (TC), 2,259 Recoveries (R), 65 Deaths (D), and 189 total cases reported in the last 14 days. A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 534, R: 275, D:7      Keya Paha: TC: 42, R: 15, D: 0

Boyd: TC: 182, R: 91, D:3                Knox: TC: 1,067, R: 544, D: 8

Brown: TC 270, R: 144, D:4            Pierce: TC: 675, R: 379, D: 20

Cherry: TC: 396, R: 232, D:7           Rock: TC: 148, R: 91, D:2

Holt: TC: 794, R: 488, D: 14

Updated: January 25, 2021


NCDHD COVID-19 Update: 

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 50 new cases in the district since the last reporting on 1/21/2021: 5-Antelope; 2-Boyd; 0-Brown; 4-Cherry; 7- Holt; 0-Keya Paha; 27-Knox; 3-Pierce; 2-Rock.

NCDHD regrets to report the COVID-19 death of a Knox County woman in her 90s. NCDHD sends its sincerest condolences to the family.

The NCDHD Test Nebraska COVID-19 clinic in Bassett will be canceled this Tuesday, January 26th due to weather concerns.

NCDHD transitioned into Phase1B to provide COVID-19 vaccine to individuals 75 years and older. If you believe you qualify for Phase 1A but were not vaccinated, please visit the NCDHD webpage and sign up on the appropriate survey. Visit the NCDHD website for sign-ups for individuals 75+, businesses in Phases 1B, and a survey for individuals in the general public who can receive a vaccine at a moment’s notice. If you have already received a vaccine and are unable to attend the second dose clinic, please visit the NCDHD website and place your information on the second dose survey. For assistance completing the survey, please call the following agencies in your area: Elgin Public Library, Elgin Senior Center, Neligh Public Library, Neligh Senior Center, Ainsworth Public Library, Ainsworth Senior Center, Boyd County Senior Center, Valentine Public Library, Valentine Senior Center, Stuart Township Library, Atkinson Public Library, Atkinson Senior Center, O’Neill Chamber of Commerce, Bloomfield Public Library, Creighton Public Library, Eastern Township Library, Lied Lincoln Township Library, Verdigre Public Library, Crofton Senior Center, Osmond General Hospital, Osmond Library, Plainview Library, Plainview Senior Center, Pierce Public Library, Pierce Senior Center, Rock County Public Library, and Rock County Senior Center. NCDHD recognizes federal partners added the 65 years and older and those with underlying health conditions categories into Phase 1B.  The statewide registry will open for this demographic in the next week.

NCDHD will notify the public as NCDHD transitions to each phase. The speed of transition depends heavily on vaccine availability. Below is a tentative timeline for district COVID-19 vaccinations:

  • Late December to Mid-January: Phase 1A- Healthcare personnel providing direct patient care and/or are exposed to infectious materials and long-term care facility staff and
  • Mid-January to Mid-April: Phase 1B- Vaccine will be allocated to those 75 years and older, 65 years and older, those with pre-existing conditions, first responders, those in the education sector, and those working with critical infrastructure (i.e. food/agriculture facilities, utilities, transportation, postal workers, ).
  • Mid-April to May: Phase 1C- Vaccines will be allocated to vulnerable populations (disabled, homeless, etc.) and those in congregate settings (incarcerated, colleges/universities, ).
  • May to October: Phase 2 – Vaccine will be made available to the

NCDHD COVID-19 testing sites offer a 15-minute rapid test and/or the gold standard PCR test. The rapid test is only offered to individuals who are currently exhibiting symptoms associated with COVID.

All testing is offered free of charge at the below locations:

  • O’Neill: Monday- Thursday from 8:30-10:30am at the north parking lot of the O’Neill Armory, located at the corner of 4th and Hynes
  • Bassett clinic is typically on Tuesdays from 1:00pm-3:00pm; however, January 26th clinic is cancelled due to weather.
  • Pre-registration for testing at testnebraska.com is highly encouraged, but not required.
  • The last patient will be scheduled 15 minutes before the scheduled end of the
  • Valentine: Testing will be on Tuesdays at the Valentine United Methodist Church, located at 804 E. 5th Valentine, NE. Rapid tests are not available at this location. This test site in hosted by Cherry County Hospital.

Case count update as of 1/25/2021 at 4:00 PM: 4,108 Total Cases (TC), 2,259 Recoveries (R), 65 Deaths (D), and 189 total cases reported in the last 14 days. A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 534, R: 275, D:7      Keya Paha: TC: 42, R: 15, D: 0

Boyd: TC: 182, R: 91, D:3                Knox: TC: 1,067, R: 544, D: 8

Brown: TC 270, R: 144, D:4            Pierce: TC: 675, R: 379, D: 20

Cherry: TC: 396, R: 232, D:7           Rock: TC: 148, R: 91, D:2

Holt: TC: 794, R: 488, D: 14

Updated: January 21, 2021


NCDHD COVID-19 Update: 

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 38 new cases in the district since the last reporting on 1/18/2021: 4-Antelope; 3-Boyd; 1- Brown; 1-Cherry; 9- Holt; 0-Keya Paha; 14-Knox; 6-Pierce; 0-Rock.

NCDHD is pleased to announce 138 additional recoveries since the last reporting on 1/14: 16-Antelope; 7-Boyd; 24- Brown; 14-Cherry; 22- Holt; 7-Keya Paha; 13-Knox; 31-Pierce; 4-Rock.

NCDHD transitioned into Phase1B to provide COVID-19 vaccine to individuals 75 years and older. If you believe you qualify for Phase 1A but were not vaccinated, please visit the NCDHD webpage and sign up on the appropriate survey. Visit the NCDHD website for sign-ups for individuals 75+, businesses in Phases 1B, and a survey for individuals in the general public who can receive a vaccine at a moment’s notice. For assistance completing the survey, please call the following agencies in your area: Elgin Public Library, Elgin Senior Center, Neligh Public Library, Neligh Senior Center, Ainsworth Public Library, Ainsworth Senior Center, Boyd County Senior Center, Valentine Public Library, Valentine Senior Center, Stuart Township Library, Atkinson Public Library, Atkinson Senior Center, O’Neill Chamber of Commerce, Bloomfield Public Library, Creighton Public Library, Eastern Township Library, Lied Lincoln Township Library, Verdigre Public Library, Crofton Senior Center, Osmond General Hospital, Osmond Library, Plainview Library, Plainview Senior Center, Pierce Public Library, Pierce Senior Center, Rock County Public Library, and Rock County Senior Center. NCDHD recognizes federal partners added the 65 years and older and those with underlying health conditions categories into Phase 1B.  NCDHD respectfully requests this population wait until February to sign up on the statewide registry. NCDHD will release media for the statewide registry once updates are available.

 NCDHD will notify the public as NCDHD transitions to each phase. The speed of transition depends heavily on vaccine availability. Below is a tentative timeline for district COVID-19 vaccinations:

  • Late December to Mid-January: Phase 1A- Healthcare personnel providing direct patient care and/or are exposed to infectious materials and long-term care facility staff and
  • Mid-January to Mid-April: Phase 1B- Vaccine will be allocated to those 75 years and older, 65 years and older, those with pre-existing conditions, first responders, those in the education sector, and those working with critical infrastructure (i.e. food/agriculture facilities, utilities, transportation, postal workers, ).
  • Mid-April to May: Phase 1C- Vaccines will be allocated to vulnerable populations (disabled, homeless, etc.) and those in congregate settings (incarcerated, colleges/universities, ).
  • May to October: Phase 2 – Vaccine will be made available to the

NCDHD COVID-19 testing sites offer a 15-minute rapid test and/or the gold standard PCR test. The rapid test is only offered to individuals who are currently exhibiting symptoms associated with COVID.

All testing is offered free of charge at the below locations:

  • O’Neill: Monday- Thursday from 8:30-10:30am at the north parking lot of the O’Neill Armory, located at the corner of 4th and Hynes
  • Bassett: Tuesdays from 1:00pm-3:00pm at the Rock County Fair
  • Pre-registration for testing at testnebraska.com is highly encouraged, but not required.
  • The last patient will be scheduled 15 minutes before the scheduled end of the
  • Valentine: Testing will be on Tuesdays at the Valentine United Methodist Church, located at 804 E. 5th Valentine, NE. Rapid tests are not available at this location. This test site in hosted by Cherry County Hospital.

Case count update as of 1/21/2021 at 4:00 PM: 4,058 Total Cases (TC), 2,259 Recoveries (R), 64 Deaths (D), and 184 total cases reported in the last 14 days. A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 529, R: 275, D:7      Keya Paha: TC: 42, R: 15, D: 0

Boyd: TC: 180, R: 91, D:3                Knox: TC: 1,040, R: 544, D: 7

Brown: TC 270, R: 144, D:4            Pierce: TC: 672, R: 379, D:20

Cherry: TC: 392, R: 232, D:7           Rock: TC: 146, R: 91, D:2

Holt: TC: 787, R: 488, D: 14

Updated: January 21, 2021


NCDHD COVID-19 Update: 

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 17 new cases in the district since the last reporting on 1/14/2021: 1-Antelope; 2-Boyd; 0- Brown; 1-Cherry; 5- Holt; 0-Keya Paha; 4-Knox; 3-Pierce; 1-Rock.

NCDHD transitioned into Phase1B to provide COVID-19 vaccine to individuals who are 75 years and older. If you believe you qualify for Phase 1A but were not vaccinated, please visit the NCDHD webpage and sign up on the Phase1A survey. Visit the NCDHD website for sign-ups for individuals 75+, businesses in Phases 1B, and a survey for individuals in the general public who can receive a vaccine at a moment’s notice. For assistance completing the survey, please call the following agencies in your area: Elgin Public Library, Elgin Senior Center, Neligh Public Library, Neligh Senior Center, Ainsworth Public Library, Ainsworth Senior Center, Boyd County Senior Center, Valentine Public Library, Valentine Senior Center, Stuart Township Library, Atkinson Public Library, Atkinson Senior Center, O’Neill Chamber of Commerce, Bloomfield Public Library, Creighton Public Library, Eastern Township Library, Lied Lincoln Township Library, Verdigre Public Library, Crofton Senior Center, Osmond General Hospital, Osmond Library, Plainview Library, Plainview Senior Center, Pierce Public Library, Pierce Senior Center, Rock County Public Library, and Rock County Senior Center. NCDHD recognizes federal partners added the 65 years and older and those with underlying health conditions categories into Phase 1B.  NCDHD respectfully requests this population wait until February to sign up on the statewide registry. NCDHD will release media for the statewide registry once updates are available.

             NCDHD will notify the public as NCDHD transitions to each phase. The speed of transition depends heavily on vaccine availability. Below is a tentative timeline for district COVID-19 vaccinations:

  • Late December to Mid-January: Phase 1A- Healthcare personnel providing direct patient care and/or are exposed to infectious materials and long-term care facility staff and
  • Mid-January to Mid-April: Phase 1B- Vaccine will be allocated to those 75 years and older, 65 years and older, those with pre-existing conditions, first responders, those in the education sector, and those working with critical infrastructure (i.e. food/agriculture facilities, utilities, transportation, postal workers, ).
  • Mid-April to May: Phase 1C- Vaccines will be allocated to vulnerable populations (disabled, homeless, etc.) and those in congregate settings (incarcerated, colleges/universities, ).
  • May to October: Phase 2 – Vaccine will be made available to the

NCDHD COVID-19 testing sites offer a 15-minute rapid test and/or the gold standard PCR test. The rapid test is only offered to individuals who are currently exhibiting symptoms associated with COVID.

All testing is offered free of charge at the below locations:

  • O’Neill: Monday- Thursday from 8:30-10:30am at the north parking lot of the O’Neill Armory, located at the corner of 4th and Hynes
  • Bassett: Tuesdays from 1:00pm-3:00pm at the Rock County Fair
  • Pre-registration for testing at testnebraska.com is highly encouraged, but not required.
  • The last patient will be scheduled 15 minutes before the scheduled end of the
  • Valentine: Testing will be on Tuesdays at the Valentine United Methodist Church, located at 804 E. 5th Valentine, NE. Rapid tests are not available at this location. This test site in hosted by Cherry County Hospital.

Case count update as of 1/18/2021 at 4:00 PM: 4,020 Total Cases (TC), 2,121 Recoveries (R), 64 Deaths (D), and 221 total cases reported in the last 14 days. A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 525, R: 259, D:7      Keya Paha: TC: 42, R: 8, D: 0

Boyd: TC: 177, R: 84, D:3                Knox: TC: 1,026, R: 531, D: 7

Brown: TC 269, R: 120, D:4            Pierce: TC: 666, R: 348, D:20

Cherry: TC: 391, R: 218, D:7           Rock: TC: 146, R: 87, D:2

Holt: TC: 778, R: 466, D: 14

Updated: January 18, 2021


NCDHD COVID-19 Updates: 

        North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 84 new cases in the district since the last reporting on 1/11: 3-Antelope; 1-Boyd; 1- Brown; 0-Cherry; 9-Holt; 1-Keya Paha; 55-Knox; 10-Pierce; 4-Rock.

        NCDHD regrets to notify the public of three additional COVID-19 deaths: one Antelope County woman, one Holt County male, and one Pierce County woman, all in their 80s. NCDHD extends its sincerest condolences to the families.

        NCDHD is pleased to announce 224 new recoveries since the last reporting on 1/7/2021: 29-Antelope; 6-Boyd; 20-Brown; 19-Cherry; 37-Holt; 0-Keya Paha; 76-Knox; 37-Pierce; 0-Rock.

         NCDHD has received the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and is wrapping up vaccinations for Phase 1A partners. If you believe you qualify for Phase 1A but were not vaccinated, please visit the NCDHD webpage and sign up on the designated survey.  On the NCDHD Website there are sign-ups for individuals 75+, businesses in Phases 1B, and a survey for individuals in the general public who can attend a clinic at a moment’s notice in the event extra vaccine is available. For assistance filling out with survey, please call the following agencies in your area: Elgin Public Library, Elgin Senior Center, Neligh Public Library, Neligh Senior Center, Ainsworth Public Library, Ainsworth Senior Center, Boyd County Senior Center, Valentine Public Library, Valentine Senior Center, Stuart Township Library, Atkinson Public Library, Atkinson Senior Center, O’Neill Chamber of Commerce, Bloomfield Public Library, Creighton Public Library, Eastern Township Library, Lied Lincoln Township Library, Verdigre Public Library, Crofton Senior Center, Osmond General Hospital, Osmond Library, Plainview Library, Plainview Senior Center, Pierce Public Library, Pierce Senior Center, Rock County Public Library, and Rock County Senior Center.

         NCDHD thanks all area hospitals who were instrumental in attaining this number. NCDHD will notify the public as the district transitions to each phase. The speed of transition depends heavily on vaccine availability. Below is a tentative timeline for district COVID-19 vaccinations:

  • Late December to Mid-January: Phase 1A Healthcare personnel providing direct patient care and/or are exposed to infectious materials and long-term care facility staff and residents.
  • Mid-January to Mid-April: Phase 1B- Vaccine will be allocated to those 75 years and older, first responders, those in the education sector, and those working with critical infrastructure (i.e. food/agriculture facilities, utilities, transportation, postal workers, etc.).
  • Maid-April-May: Phase 1C- Vaccines will be allocated to those 65 years of age and over, vulnerable populations (disabled, homeless, etc.), and those in congregate settings (incarcerated, colleges/universities, ).
  • May – October: Phase 2 – Vaccine will be made available to the

NCDHD COVID-19 testing sites offer a 15-minute rapid test and/or the gold standard PCR test. The rapid test is only offered to individuals who are currently exhibiting symptoms associated with COVID.

 

All testing is offered free of charge at the below locations:

  • O’Neill: Monday- Thursday from 8:30-10:30am at the north parking lot of the O’Neill Armory, located at the corner of 4th and Hynes Ave.
  • Bassett: Tuesdays from 1:00pm-3:00pm at the Rock County Fair Grounds.
  • Pre-registration for testing at testnebraska.com is highly encouraged, but not required.
  • The last patient will be scheduled 15 minutes before the scheduled end of the
  • Valentine: Testing will be on Friday, January 15th from 1:30-3:30PM. Effective January 18th, testing will only occur on Tuesdays at the Valentine United Methodist Church, located at 804 E. 5th Valentine, NE. Rapid tests are not available at this location. This test site in hosted by Cherry County Hospital.

      On January 6, 2021, Governor Ricketts issued a proclamation declaring January 22, 2021 as a Statewide Day of Prayer.  January 22nd is the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, a U.S. Supreme Court decision which struck down Nebraska’s laws protecting unborn babies.  Governor Ricketts’ proclamation encourages Nebraskans to pray for an end to abortion and a deepening in respect for the humanity of unborn children. The Governor’s proclamation encourages Nebraskans “to pray on their own or with others, according to their faith, for an end to abortion.”  Nebraskans are also encouraged to take direct action to aid mothers, fathers, and families in need, especially those expecting a child who cannot provide for themselves.

Case count update as of 1/14/2021 at 4:00 PM: 4,003 Total Cases (TC), 2,121 Recoveries (R), 64 Deaths (D), and 242 total cases reported in the last 14 days. A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 524, R: 259, D: 7     Keya Paha: TC: 42, R: 8, D: 0

Boyd: TC: 175, R: 84, D:3                Knox: TC: 1,022, R: 531, D: 7

Brown: TC 269, R: 120, D: 4           Pierce: TC: 663, R: 348, D:20

Cherry: TC: 390, R: 218, D: 7          Rock: TC: 145, R: 87, D:2

Holt: TC: 773, R: 466, D: 14

Updated: January 14, 2021


NCDHD COVID-19 Update:

By the end of the week, North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) will move to COVID-19 Vaccination Phase1B in Antelope, Brown, Boyd, Cherry, Holt, Keya Paha, Knox, Pierce, and Rock Counties. As Phase 1A partners wrap up vaccinations this week, NCDHD will commence vaccinating those 75 years and older on Thursday, January 14, 2021.  Individuals 75 years or older who reside in the district may register for a COVID-19 vaccine at ncdhd.ne.gov. Once registered, individuals will be called to schedule an appointment at the next available COVID-19 vaccine clinic. If assistance in needed to register do not call NCDHD; rather, enlist the aid of a friend or family member, call your local library, or call your nearest senior center. NCDHD partnered with several libraries and senior centers in the district to guide this population through the registration process. Registration is required, walk-ins will be turned away.  NCDHD recognizes federal partners added the 65 years and older and those with underlying health conditions categories into Phase 1B.  NCDHD respectfully requests this population wait until February to sign up on the statewide registry. NCDHD will release media for the statewide registry once updates are available.

Updated: January 14, 2021


NCDHD COVID-19 Update:

          North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 45 new cases in the district since the last reporting on 1/7: 3-Antelope; 0-Boyd; 0- Brown; 2-Cherry; 9-Holt; 0-Keya Paha; 23-Knox; 7-Pierce; 1-Rock.

       January 6, 2021 Governor Ricketts issued a proclamation declaring January 22, 2021 as a Statewide Day of Prayer.  January 22nd is the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, a U.S. Supreme Court decision which struck down Nebraska’s laws protecting unborn babies.  Governor Ricketts’ proclamation encourages Nebraskans to pray for an end to abortion and a deepening in respect for the humanity of unborn children. The Governor’s proclamation encourages Nebraskans “to pray on their own or with others, according to their faith, for an end to abortion.”  Nebraskans are also encouraged to take direct action to aid mothers, fathers, and families in need, especially those expecting a child who cannot provide for themselves.

         NCDHD has received the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and is wrapping up vaccinations for Phase 1A partners. If you believe you qualify for Phase 1A but were not vaccinated, please visit the NCDHD webpage and sign up on the designated survey.  On the NCDHD Website there are sign-ups for individuals 75+, businesses in Phases 1B, and a survey for individuals in the general public who can attend a clinic at a moment’s notice in the event extra vaccine is available. For assistance filling out with survey, most area libraries and senior centers are able to assist.

         Thus far, 1,208 north central Nebraska residents received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. NCDHD thanks all area hospitals who were instrumental in attaining this number. NCDHD will notify the public as the district transitions to each phase. The speed of transition depends heavily on vaccine availability. Below is a tentative timeline for district COVID-19 vaccinations:

  • Late December to Mid-January: Phase 1A Healthcare personnel providing direct patient care and/or are exposed to infectious materials and long-term care facility staff and residents.
  • Mid-January to Mid-March: Phase 1B- Vaccine will be allocated to those 75 years and older, first responders, those in the education sector, and those working with critical infrastructure (i.e. food/agriculture facilities, utilities, transportation, postal workers, etc.).
  • March-April: Phase 1C- Vaccines will be allocated to those 65 years of age and over, vulnerable populations (disabled, homeless, etc.), and those in congregate settings (incarcerated, colleges/universities, ).
  • May – October: Phase 2 – Vaccine will be made available to the

NCDHD COVID-19 testing sites offer a 15-minute rapid test and/or the gold standard PCR test. The rapid test is only offered to individuals who are currently exhibiting symptoms associated with COVID.

All testing is offered free of charge at the below locations:

  • O’Neill: Monday- Thursday from 8:30-10:30am at the north parking lot of the O’Neill Armory, located at the corner of 4th and Hynes Ave.
  • Bassett: Tuesdays from 1:00pm-3:00pm at the Rock County Fair Grounds.
  • Pre-registration for testing at testnebraska.com is highly encouraged, but not required.
  • The last patient will be scheduled 15 minutes before the scheduled end of the
  • Valentine: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1:30-3:30PM. Hosted by Cherry County Hospital but testing is at the Valentine United Methodist Church, located at 804 E. 5th Valentine, NE. Rapid tests are not available at this location.

Case count update as of 1/11/2021 at 4:00 PM: 3,919 Total Cases (TC), 1,897 Recoveries (R), 61 Deaths (D), and 235 total cases reported in the last 14 days. A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 521, R: 230,    D: 6     Keya Paha: TC: 41, R: 8, D: 0

Boyd: TC: 174, R: 78, D:3                Knox: TC: 967, R: 455, D: 7

Brown: TC 268, R: 100, D: 4           Pierce: TC: 653, R: 311, D:19

Cherry: TC: 390, R: 199, D: 7          Rock: TC: 141, R: 87, D:2

Holt: TC: 764, R: 429, D: 13

Updated: January 11, 2021


NCDHD COVID-19 Update

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 75 new cases in the district since the last reporting on 1/4: 6-Antelope; 4-Boyd; 2- Brown; 7-Cherry; 18-Holt; 0-Keya Paha; 22-Knox; 14-Pierce; 2-Rock.

            NCDHD regrets to report four additional COVID-19 deaths: one Rock County male in his 90s, one Cherry County male in his 50s, one Knox County male in his 90s, and one Antelope County male in his 80s. NCDHD’s sincerest condolences go out to the families.

NCDHD is pleased to report 126 additional recoveries: 15-Antelope; 1-Boyd; 1- Brown; 24-Cherry; 37-Holt; 0-Keya Paha; 29-Knox; 14-Pierce; 5-Rock.

         NCDHD has received the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and is wrapping up vaccinations for Phase 1A partners. If you believe you qualify for Phase 1A but were not vaccinated, please call the NCDHD office.  Thus far, 1168 north central Nebraska residents received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. NCDHD thanks all area hospitals who were instrumental in attaining this number. NCDHD will notify the public as the district transitions to each phase. The speed of transition depends heavily on vaccine availability. Below is a tentative timeline for district COVID-19 vaccinations:

  • Late December to Mid-January: Phase 1A Healthcare personnel providing direct patient care and/or are exposed to infectious materials and long-term care facility staff and residents.
  • Mid-January to Mid-March: Phase 1B- Vaccine will be allocated to those 75 years and older, first responders, those in the education sector, and those working with critical infrastructure (i.e. food/agriculture facilities, utilities, transportation, postal workers, etc.).
  • March-April: Phase 1C- Vaccines will be allocated to those 65 years of age and over, vulnerable populations (disabled, homeless, etc.), and those in congregate settings (incarcerated, colleges/universities, ).
  • May – October: Phase 2 – Vaccine will be made available to the

NCDHD COVID-19 testing sites offer a 15-minute rapid test and/or the gold standard PCR test. The rapid test is only offered to individuals who are currently exhibiting symptoms associated with COVID.

All testing is offered free of charge at the below locations:

  • O’Neill: Monday- Thursday from 8:30-10:30am at the north parking lot of the O’Neill Armory, located at the corner of 4th and Hynes Ave.
  • Bassett: Tuesdays from 1:00pm-3:00pm at the Rock County Fair Grounds.
  • Pre-registration for testing at testnebraska.com is highly encouraged, but not required.
  • The last patient will be scheduled 15 minutes before the scheduled end of the
  • Valentine: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1:30-3:30PM. Hosted by Cherry County Hospital but testing is at the Valentine United Methodist Church, located at 804 E. 5th Valentine, NE. Rapid tests are not available at this location.

Case count update as of 1/7/2021 at 4:00 PM: 3,874 Total Cases (TC), 1,897 Recoveries (R), 61 Deaths (D), and 241 total cases reported in the last 14 days. A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 518, R: 230,    D: 6     Keya Paha: TC: 41, R: 8, D: 0

Boyd: TC: 174, R: 78, D:3                Knox: TC: 944, R: 455, D: 7

Brown: TC 268, R: 100, D: 4           Pierce: TC: 646, R: 311, D:19

Cherry: TC: 388, R: 199, D: 7          Rock: TC: 140, R: 87, D:2

Holt: TC: 755, R: 429, D: 13

Updated: January 7, 2021


NCDHD COVID-19 Update

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 38 new cases in the district since the last reporting on 12/31: 7-Antelope; 0-Boyd; 0- Brown; 1-Cherry; 6-Holt; 0-Keya Paha; 15-Knox; 9-Pierce; 0-Rock.

         NCDHD has received the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and is proceeding to disperse vaccine to Phase 1A partners, as outline in the Nebraska COVID-19 Vaccination Plan. As of December 31, 2020, 784 north central Nebraska residents received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. NCDHD will notify the public as the district transitions to each phase. The speed of transition depends heavily on vaccine availability. Below is a tentative timeline for district COVID-19 vaccinations:

  • Late December to Mid-January: Phase 1A Healthcare personnel providing direct patient care and/or are exposed to infectious materials and long-term care facility staff and residents.
  • Mid-January to Mid-March: Phase 1B- Vaccine will be allocated to those 75 years and older, first responders, those in the education sector, and those working with critical infrastructure (i.e. food, agriculture, utilities, transportation, post office etc.).
  • March-April: Phase 1C- Vaccines will be allocated to those 65 years of age and over, vulnerable populations (disabled, homeless, etc.), and those in congregate settings (incarcerated, colleges/universities, ).
  • May – October: Phase 2 – Vaccine will be made available to the

        NCDHD is following the Nebraska COVID-19 Vaccination Plan: http://dhhs.ne.gov/Documents/COVID-19-Vaccination-Plan.pdf.

NCDHD COVID-19 testing sites offer a 15-minute rapid test and/or the gold standard PCR test. The rapid test is only offered to individuals who are currently exhibiting symptoms associated with COVID.

All testing is offered free of charge at the below locations:

  • O’Neill: Monday- Thursday from 8:30-10:30am at the north parking lot of the O’Neill Armory, located at the corner of 4th and Hynes Ave.
  • Bassett: Tuesdays from 1:00pm-3:00pm at the Rock County Fair Grounds.
  • Pre-registration for testing at testnebraska.com is highly encouraged, but not required.
  • The last patient will be scheduled 15 minutes before the scheduled end of the
  • Valentine: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1:30-3:30PM. Hosted by Cherry County Hospital but testing is at the Valentine United Methodist Church, located at 804 E. 5th Valentine, NE. Rapid tests are not available at this location.

Case count update as of 1/4/2021 at 4:00 PM: 3,799 Total Cases (TC), 1,771 Recoveries (R), 57 Deaths (D), and 225 total cases reported in the last 14 days. A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 512, R:215, D: 5      Keya Paha: TC: 41, R: 8, D: 0

Boyd: TC: 170, R: 77, D:3              Knox: TC: 922, R: 426, D: 6

Brown: TC 266, R: 99, D: 4           Pierce: TC: 632, R: 297, D:19

Cherry: TC: 381, R: 175, D:6         Rock: TC: 138, R: 82, D:1

Holt: TC: 737, R: 392, D: 13

Updated January 4, 2021


NCDHD COVID-19 Update

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 51 new cases in the district since the last reporting on 12/23: 12-Antelope; 1-Boyd; 4-Brown; 2-Cherry; 6-Holt; 0-Keya Paha; 15-Knox; 10-Pierce; 1-Rock.

NCDHD regrets to report five additional COVID-19 deaths in Pierce County: three women and two men in their 80s. NCDHD sends its sincerest condolences to the families.

NCDHD wishes the district a happy and healthy holiday season. Please remember the 3 C’s to reduce the spread of COVID-19: avoiding close contacts, confined spaces, and crowded places.  NCDHD’s physical office will be closed January 1st, for general COVID-19 questions call the Nebraska COVID-19 Hotline at 402-552-6645. NCDHD will not host testing clinics on Tuesday, December 29 due to weather concerns and on December 31st.

NCDHD COVID-19 testing sites offer a 15-minute rapid test and/or the gold standard PCR test. The rapid test is only offered to individuals who are currently exhibiting symptoms associated with COVID.

All testing is offered free of charge at the below locations:

  • O’Neill: Monday- Thursday from 8:30am-10:30am in the north parking lot of the O’Neill Armory which is located at the corner of 4th and Hynes Ave. Cancelled on December 29th and December 31st.
  • Bassett: Normally on Tuesdays from 1:00pm-3:00pm at the Rock County Fair Grounds; however, December 29th testing event is cancelled and rescheduled for December 30th from 1-3PM.
  • Pre-registration for testing at testnebraska.com is highly encouraged, but not required.
  • The last patient will be scheduled 15 minutes before the scheduled end of the
  • Valentine: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1:30-3:30PM. Hosted by Cherry County Hospital but testing is at the Valentine United Methodist Church, located at 804 E. 5th Valentine, NE. Rapid tests are not available at this location. Testing will not be held January 1st.

Case count update as of 12/28/2020 at 4:00 PM: 3,684 Total Cases (TC), 1,633 Recoveries (R), 55 Deaths (D), and 391 total cases reported in the last 14 days. A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 498, R:197, D: 5      Keya Paha: TC: 40, R: 7, D: 0

Boyd: TC: 170, R: 73, D:3              Knox: TC: 888, R: 396, D: 5

Brown: TC 259, R: 93, D: 4           Pierce: TC: 615, R: 261, D:19

Cherry: TC: 376, R: 160, D:5         Rock: TC: 137, R: 79, D:1

Holt: TC: 701, R: 367, D: 13

Updated December 28, 2020
 

NCDHD COVID-19 Update

 

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 80 new cases in the district since the last reporting on 12/17: 18-Antelope; 0-Boyd; 3-Brown; 7-Cherry; 17-Holt; 0-Keya Paha; 22-Knox; 11-Pierce; 2-Rock.

NCDHD regrets to report five additional COVID-19 deaths in the district: two Knox County men in their 70s, one Holt County man in his 80s, an Antelope County woman in her 80s, and a Holt County woman in her 90s. NCDHD sends its sincerest condolences to the families.

NCDHD’s physical office will be closed on December 24th, 25th, and January 1st. For general COVID-19 questions call the Nebraska COVID-19 Hotline at 402-552-6645. NCDHD will not host testing clinics in O’Neill on December 23rd, 24th, and 31st.

NCDHD COVID-19 testing sites offer a 15-minute rapid test and/or the gold standard PCR test. The rapid test is only offered to individuals who are currently exhibiting symptoms associated with COVID.

All testing is offered free of charge at the below locations:

  • O’Neill: Monday- Thursday from 8:30am-10:30am in the north parking lot of the O’Neill Armory. The armory is located at the corner of 4th and Hynes Ave.
  • Bassett: Tuesdays from 1:00pm-3:00pm at the Rock County Fair
  • Pre-registration for testing at testnebraska.com is highly encouraged, but not required.
  • The last patient will be scheduled 15 minutes before the scheduled end of the
  • Valentine: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1:30-3:30PM. Hosted by Cherry County Hospital but testing is at the Valentine United Methodist Church, located at 804 E. 5th Valentine, NE. Rapid tests are not available at this location. Testing will not be held December 31st or January 1st.

Case count update as of 12/21/2020 at 4:00 PM: 3,574 Total Cases (TC), 1,445 Recoveries (R), 47 Deaths (D), and 499 total cases reported in the last 14 days. A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 481, R:180, D: 5      Keya Paha: TC: 40, R: 7, D: 0

Boyd: TC: 169, R: 69, D:2              Knox: TC: 847, R: 356, D: 5

Brown: TC 253 R: 86, D: 3            Pierce: TC: 595, R: 221, D:14

Cherry: TC: 374, R: 127, D:5         Rock: TC: 136, R: 79, D:1

Holt: TC: 679, R: 320, D: 12

Updated December 21, 2020


NCDHD COVID-19 Updates

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 110 new cases in the district since the last reporting on 12/14: 7-Antelope; 5-Boyd; 9-Brown; 10-Cherry; 14-Holt; 2-Keya Paha; 50-Knox; 12-Pierce; 1-Rock.  

            NCDHD is pleased to announce 152 new recoveries since the last reporting on 12/10: 16-Antelope; 7-Boyd; 9-Brown; 15-Cherry; 28-Holt; 0-Keya Paha; 60-Knox; 17-Pierce; 0-Rock. 

            NCDHD’s physical office will be closed on December 24th, 25th, and January 1st. For general COVID-19 questions call the Nebraska COVID-19 Hotline at 402-552-6645. NCDHD will not host testing clinics in O’Neill on December 23rd, 24th, and 31st.   

            Governor Ricketts laid out the threshold for Directed Health Measure (DHM) changes which are tied to the percentage of staffed hospital beds in Nebraska filled by coronavirus patients. On December 12, 2020 at 12:01am, Nebraska moved from the orange level, which is 20-24.99% coronavirus hospitalization rate, to the yellow level, which is 15-19.99%. As a result of the lower threshold, the DHMs relaxed in the below manner:

  • The maximum capacity for indoor gatherings increased from 25% to 50%.
  • Fan attendance at extracurricular activities—both school and club—is no longer limited to household members of participants; however, it is limited to 50% the rated occupancy.
  • Parties at restaurants and bars remain limited to groups of 8 or less. Individuals must still be seated unless ordering food, using the restroom, or playing games.  Six feet of separation between groups returns to a guidance.
  • Masks are recommended, rather than required, for establishments such as childcare centers, salons, barber shops, massage therapists, and body art studios.
  • Elective surgeries may resume in the event a hospital keeps 10% of its capacity available to treat coronavirus patients.

NCDHD COVID-19 testing sites offer a 15-minute rapid test and/or the gold standard PCR test. The rapid test is only offered to individuals who are currently exhibiting symptoms associated with COVID. NCDHD will not host testing clinics on December 23rd, 24th and 31st.

All testing is offered free of charge at the below locations:

  • O’Neill: Monday- Thursday from 8:30am-10:30am in the north parking lot of the O’Neill Armory. The armory is located at the corner of 4th and Hynes Ave.
  • Bassett: Tuesdays from 1:00pm-3:00pm at the Rock County Fair Grounds.
  • Pre-registration for testing at testnebraska.com is highly encouraged, but not required.
  • The last patient will be scheduled 15 minutes before the scheduled end of the clinic.
  • Valentine: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1:30-3:30PM. Hosted by Cherry County Hospital but testing is at the Valentine United Methodist Church, located at 804 E. 5th Valentine, NE. Rapid tests are not available at this location.

Case count update as of 12/17/2020 at 4:00 PM: 3,494 Total Cases (TC), 1,445 Recoveries (R), 42 Deaths (D), and 554 total cases reported in the last 14 days. A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 463, R:180, D: 4      Keya Paha: TC: 40, R: 7, D: 0

Boyd: TC: 169, R: 69, D:2              Knox: TC: 825, R: 356, D: 3

Brown: TC 250, R: 86, D: 3           Pierce: TC: 584, R: 221, D:14

Cherry: TC: 367, R: 127, D:5         Rock: TC: 134, R: 79, D:1

Holt: TC: 662, R: 320, D: 10           

Updated December 17, 2020


NCDHD COVID-19 Updates

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 142 new cases in the district since the last reporting on 12/10: 15-Antelope; 13-Boyd; 10-Brown; 18-Cherry; 18-Holt; 4-Keya Paha; 44-Knox; 14-Pierce; 6-Rock.

NCDHD regrets to report a COVID-19 death of a Pierce resident in his 60s. NCDHD extends its sincerest condolences to the family.

Governor Ricketts laid out the threshold for Directed Health Measure (DHM) changes which are tied to the percentage of staffed hospital beds in Nebraska filled by coronavirus patients. On December 12, 2020 at 12:01am, Nebraska moved from the orange level, which is 20-24.99% coronavirus hospitalization rate, to the yellow level, which is 15-19.99%. As a result of the lower threshold, the DHMs relaxed in the below manner:
            •The maximum capacity for indoor gatherings increased from 25% to 50%.
           • Fan attendance at extracurricular activities—both school and club—is no longer limited to household members of participants; however, it is limited to 50% the rated occupancy.
            • Parties at restaurants and bars remain limited to groups of 8 or less. Individuals must still be seated unless ordering food, using the restroom, or playing games. Six feet of separation between groups returns to a guidance.
             • Masks are recommended, rather than required, for establishments such as childcare centers, salons, barber shops, massage therapists, and body art studios.
             •Elective surgeries may resume in the event a hospital keeps 10% of its capacity available to treat coronavirus patients.

The DHMs, effective December 12th through December 31, 2020, also include the recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding shortened quarantine. The change includes:
     Quarantine may now discontinue without testing under the following conditions:
         • at least 10 days have passed since the quarantined individuals last Close Contact exposure AND
         • have no symptom development AND
         • continues to self-monitor daily for symptom development through day 14 since last Close Contact exposure AND
         • wears a facial covering (such as a bandana or cloth mask) through day 14 since last Close Contact.
 Quarantine may discontinue with testing under the following conditions:
         • at least seven (7) days have passed since the quarantined individuals last Close Contact exposure AND
         • has had no symptom development AND
         • results of a diagnostic specimen test is negative, AND the specimen was collected no earlier than 5 days since the quarantined individuals last Close Contact exposure AND
         • continues to self-monitor daily for symptom development through day 14 since last Close Contact exposure AND
         • wears a facial covering (such as a bandana or cloth mask) through day 14 since last Close Contact exposure

NCDHD COVID-19 testing sites offer a 15-minute rapid test and/or the gold standard PCR test. The rapid test is only offered to individuals who are currently exhibiting symptoms associated with COVID. NCDHD will not host testing clinics on Thursday, December 24th and 31st.

All testing is offered free of charge at the below locations:
       • O’Neill: Monday- Thursday from 8:30am-10:30am in the north parking lot of the O’Neill Armory. The armory is located at the corner of 4th and Hynes Ave.
       • Bassett: Tuesdays from 1:00pm-3:00pm at the Rock County Fair Grounds.
       • Pre-registration for testing at http://www.testnebraska.com is highly encouraged, but not required.
       • The last patient will be scheduled 15 minutes before the scheduled end of the clinic.
      • Valentine: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1:30-3:30PM. Hosted by Cherry County Hospital but testing is at the Valentine United Methodist Church, located at 804 E. 5th St. Valentine, NE. Rapid tests are not available at this location.

Case count update as of 12/14/2020 at 4:00 PM: 3,384 Total Cases (TC), 1,293 Recoveries (R), 42 Deaths (D), and 587 total cases reported in the last 14 days. A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 456, R:164, D: 4        Keya Paha: TC: 38, R: 7, D: 0
Boyd: TC: 164, R: 62, D:2                 Knox: TC: 775, R: 296, D: 3
Brown: TC 241, R:77, D: 3                Pierce: TC: 572, R: 204, D:14
Cherry: TC: 357, R: 112, D:5              Rock: TC: 133, R: 79, D:1
Holt: TC: 648, R: 292, D: 10

Updated: December 14, 2020


NCDHD COVID-19 Updates

Nebraska Decreasing from Orange to Yellow Directed Health Measures Threshold

Governor Ricketts laid out the threshold for change in the Directed Health Measures (DHMs) which are tied to the percentage of staffed hospital beds in Nebraska filled by coronavirus patients. On December 12, 2020 at 12:01am, Nebraska moved from the orange level, which is 20-24.99% coronavirus hospitalization rate, to the yellow level, which is 15-19.99%.

 “Since the beginning of the pandemic, protecting Nebraska’s hospitals has been the ‘north star’ guiding our strategic response to the coronavirus,” said Gov. Ricketts.  “Coronavirus hospitalizations have decreased from where they were three weeks ago.  As a result, we’re updating the State’s DHMs in keeping with our pandemic plan.  The virus is still present in our communities, and we all need to continue using the tools we have to slow its spread.  I especially urge Nebraskans to be mindful of at-risk loved ones when making plans to celebrate the holidays.  Let’s all take personal responsibility to stay healthy and keep Nebraska headed in the right direction.” 

As a result of the lower threshold, the DHMs loosened in the below manner:

  • The maximum capacity for indoor gatherings went from 25% to 50%.
  • Fan attendance at extracurricular activities—both school and club—is no longer limited to household members of participants; however, it is limited to 50% the rated occupancy.
  • Parties at restaurants and bars remain limited to groups of 8 or less.  Individuals must still be seated unless ordering food, using the restroom, or playing games.  Six feet of separation between groups returns to a guidance.
  • Masks are recommended, rather than required, for establishments such as childcare centers, salons, barber shops, massage therapists, and body art studios. 
  • Elective surgeries may resume in the event a hospital keeps 10% of its capacity available to treat coronavirus patients.

Roger Wiese, the Executive Director of North Central District Health Department, commented on the current state of COVID-19, “In our Health District we continue to see vast community spread, from all types of gatherings and close contacts. To protect the availability of our local and statewide health care system, I ask all community members to embrace personal responsibility with respects to staying home and isolating when ill, keeping appropriate social distance from others outside your household, and wearing face barrier when close contact is difficult to avoid. I also ask local organizations, businesses, and municipalities to implement these practices and enact policies and/or ordinances to best protect the stressed health care system and our neighbors.”

For details on the DHMs, visit http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/COVID-19-Directed-Health-Measures.aspx.

Updated December 12, 2020


NCDHD COVID-19 Updates

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 167 cases in the district since the last reporting on 12/7: 24-Antelope; 5-Boyd; 14-Brown; 13-Cherry; 12-Holt; 6-Keya Paha; 74-Knox; 13-Pierce; 6-Rock.  

 NCDHD is pleased to report 128 additional recoveries since the last report on 12/3: 10-Antelope; 13-Boyd; 1-Brown; 5-Cherry; 41-Holt; 1-Keya Paha; 11-Knox; 45-Pierce; 1-Rock.

The Directed Health Measures (DHMs), effective December 3rd through December 31, 2020, have been updated to include the recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding shortened quarantine. The change includes:

  • Quarantine may now discontinue without testing under the following conditions:
  • at least 10 days have passed since the quarantined individuals last Close Contact exposure AND
  • have no symptom development AND
  • continues to self-monitor daily for symptom development through day 14 since last Close Contact exposure AND
  • wears a facial covering (such as a bandana or cloth mask) through day 14 since last Close Contact.
  • Quarantine may discontinue with testing under the following conditions:
  • at least seven (7) days have passed since the quarantined individuals last Close Contact exposure AND
  • has had no symptom development AND
  • results of a diagnostic specimen test is negative, AND the specimen was collected no earlier than 5 days since the quarantined individuals last Close Contact exposure AND
  • continues to self-monitor daily for symptom development through day 14 since last Close Contact exposure AND
  • wears a facial covering (such as a bandana or cloth mask) through day 14 since last Close Contact exposure

NCDHD has expanded its COVID-19 testing capacities to include a 15-minute rapid test, in addition to the gold standard PCR test already offered. The rapid test is only offered to individuals who are currently exhibiting symptoms associated with COVID.

All testing is offered free of charge at the below locations:

  • O’Neill: Monday- Thursday from 8:30am-10:30am in the north parking lot of the O’Neill Armory. The armory is located at the corner of 4th and Hynes Ave.
  • Bassett: Tuesdays from 1:00pm-3:00pm at the Rock County Fair Grounds.
  • Pre-registration for testing at testnebraska.com is highly encouraged, but not required.
  • The last patient will be scheduled 15 minutes before the scheduled end of the clinic.
  • Valentine: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1:30-3:30PM. Hosted by Cherry County Hospital but testing is at the Valentine United Methodist Church, located at 804 E. 5th Valentine, NE. Rapid Test are not available at this location.

Case count update as of 12/10/2020 at 4:00 PM: 3,242 Total Cases (TC), 1,293 Recoveries (R), 41 Deaths (D), and 576 total cases reported in the last 14 days. A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 441, R:164, D: 4      Keya Paha: TC: 34, R: 7, D: 0

Boyd: TC: 151, R: 62, D:2              Knox: TC: 731, R: 296, D: 3

Brown: TC 231, R:77, D: 3            Pierce: TC: 558, R: 204, D:13

Cherry: TC: 339, R: 112, D:5         Rock: TC: 127, R: 79, D:1

Holt: TC: 630, R: 292, D: 10           

Updated December 10, 2020


NCDHD COVID-19 Updates

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 135 cases in the district since the last reporting on 12/3: 16-Antelope; 2-Boyd; 18-Brown; 14-Cherry; 24-Holt; 4-Keya Paha; 34-Knox; 15-Pierce; 8-Rock.
 
NCDHD has regretfully been notified of a Knox County man in his 90s who died from COVID-19. NCDHD sends its sincerest condolences to the family.
 
NCDHD will host a drive-through influenza shot clinic on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 from 3-5PM in the back of the NCDHD office in O’Neill, NE. To access the clinic, enter through the east ally entrance and remain in your vehicle. To fast track the clinic process, complete the vaccination form online prior to arrival and have a copy of your insurance card with you. If unable to complete the vaccination form prior to the clinic NCDHD will have hard copies available and will be making copies of insurance cards as needed.
 
The Directed Health Measures (DHMs), effective December 3rd through December 31st, 2020, have been updated to include the recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding shortened quarantine. The change includes:
 Quarantine may now discontinue without testing under the following conditions:
  • at least 10 days have passed since the quarantined individuals last Close Contact exposure AND
  • have no symptom development AND
  • continues to self-monitor daily for symptom development through day 14 since last Close Contact exposure AND
  • wears a facial covering (such as a bandana or cloth mask) through day 14 since last Close Contact.
 Quarantine may discontinue with testing under the following conditions:
  • at least seven (7) days have passed since the quarantined individuals last Close Contact exposure AND
  • has had no symptom development AND
  • results of a diagnostic specimen test is negative, AND the specimen was collected no earlier than 5 days since the quarantined individuals last Close Contact exposure AND
  • continues to self-monitor daily for symptom development through day 14 since last Close Contact exposure AND
  • wears a facial covering (such as a bandana or cloth mask) through day 14 since last Close Contact exposure
 
NCDHD has expanded its COVID-19 testing capacities to include a 15-minute rapid test, in addition to the gold standard PCR test already offered. The rapid test is only offered to individuals who are currently exhibiting symptoms associated with COVID.
All testing is offered free of charge at the below locations:
  • O’Neill: Monday- Thursday from 8:30am-10:30am in the north parking lot of the O’Neill Armory. The armory is located at the corner of 4th and Hynes Ave.
  • Bassett: Tuesdays from 1:00pm-3:00pm at the Rock County Fair Grounds.
  • Pre-registration for testing at www.testnebraska.com is highly encouraged, but not required.
  • The last patient will be scheduled 15 minutes before the scheduled end of the clinic.
  • Valentine: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1:30-3:30PM. Hosted by Cherry County Hospital but testing is at the Valentine United Methodist Church, located at 804 E. 5th St. Valentine, NE. Rapid Test are not available at this location.
Case count update as of 12/7/2020 at 4:00 PM: 3,075 Total Cases (TC), 1,165 Recoveries (R), 41 Deaths (D), and 503 total cases reported in the last 14 days. A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.
 
Antelope: TC: 417, R:154, D: 4   Keya Paha: TC: 28, R: 6
Boyd: TC: 146, R: 49; D:2           Knox: TC: 657, R: 285, D: 3
Brown: TC 217, R:76, D: 3          Pierce: TC: 545, R: 159, D:13
Cherry: TC: 326, R: 107, D:5        Rock: TC: 121, R: 78, D:1
Holt: TC: 618, R: 251, D: 10
Updated: December 7, 2020

NCDHD COVID-19 Update:

            North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 143 cases in the district since the last reporting on 11/30: 29-Antelope; 6-Boyd; 14-Brown; 12-Cherry; 31-Holt; 4-Keya Paha; 26-Knox; 16-Pierce; 5-Rock.  

 

            NCDHD has regretfully been notified of six additional COVID-19 related deaths: one Holt County male in his 80s; one Holt County female in her 80s; one Knox County female in her 80s; one Antelope County female in her 100s, one Antelope County female in her 70s, and one Antelope County male in his 70s. NCDHD sends its sincerest condolences to all the families.

            NCDHD is pleased to announce 104 new recoveries: 18-Antelope; 3-Boyd; 3-Brown; 4-Cherry; 42-Holt; 0-Keya Paha; 20-Knox; 8-Pierce; 6-Rock. 

         The Directed Health Measures (DHMs), effective December 3rd through December 31st, 2020, have been updated to include the recommendations from the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding shortened quarantine. The change includes:

   +Quarantine may now discontinue without testing under the following conditions:

  • at least 10 days have passed since the quarantined individuals last Close Contact (see definition above) exposure AND
  • have no symptom development AND
  • continues to self-monitor daily for symptom development through day 14 since last Close Contact exposure AND
  • wears a facial covering (such as a bandana or cloth mask) through day 14 since last Close Contact.

   +Quarantine may discontinue with testing under the following conditions: 

  • at least seven (7) days have passed since the quarantined individuals last Close Contact exposure AND
  • has had no symptom development AND
  • results of a diagnostic specimen testis negative, AND the specimen was collected no earlier than 5 days since the quarantined individuals last Close Contact (see definition above) exposure AND
  • continues to self-monitor daily for symptom development through day 14 since last Close Contact (see definition above) exposure AND
  • wears a facial covering (such as a bandana or cloth mask) through day 14 since last Close Contact (see definition above) exposure

            NCDHD has expanded its COVID-19 testing capacities to include a 15-minute rapid test, in addition to the gold standard PCR test already offered. The rapid test is only offered to individuals who are currently exhibiting symptoms associated with COVID

All testing is offered free of charge at the below locations:

  • O’Neill: Monday- Thursday from 8:30am-10:30am in the north parking lot of the O’Neill Armory. The armory is located at the corner of 4th and Hynes Ave.
  • Bassett: Tuesdays from 1:00pm-3:00pm at the Rock County Fair Grounds.
  • Pre-registration for testing at testnebraska.com is highly encouraged, but not required.
  • The last patient will be scheduled 15 minutes before the scheduled end of the clinic.

            Cherry County Hospital is offering Test Nebraska COVID clinics Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1:30pm-3:30pm. Testing is in the north parking lot of the Valentine United Methodist Church, located at 804 E. 5th St. Valentine, NE. Rapid tests are not offered at this TestNE site. Pre-registration is strongly recommended, though not required.

            Case count update as of 12/3/2020 at 4:00 PM: 2,940 Total Cases (TC), 1,165 Recoveries (R), 40 Deaths (D), and 510 total cases reported in the last 14 days. A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

 

Antelope: TC: 401, R:154, D: 4      Keya Paha: TC: 24, R: 6

Boyd: TC: 144, R: 49; D:2              Knox: TC: 623, R: 285, D: 2

Brown: TC 199, R:76, D: 3            Pierce: TC: 530, R: 159, D:13

Cherry: TC: 312, R: 107, D:5         Rock: TC: 113, R: 78, D:1

Holt: TC: 594, R: 251, D: 10           

Updated December 3, 2020


NCDHD COVID-19 Updates

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 131 cases in the district since the last reporting on 11/25: 22-Antelope; 4-Boyd; 4-Brown; 27-Cherry; 12-Holt; 1-Keya Paha; 33-Knox; 23-Pierce; 5-Rock.  

NCDHD has expanded its COVID-19 testing capacities to include a 15-minute rapid test, in addition to the gold standard PCR test already offered. The rapid test is only offered to individuals who are currently exhibiting symptoms associated with COVID.

All testing is offered free of charge at the below locations:

  • O’Neill: Monday- Thursday from 8:30am-10:30am in the north parking lot of the O’Neill Armory. The armory is located at the corner of 4th and Hynes Ave.
  • Bassett: Tuesdays from 1:00pm-3:00pm at the Rock County Fair Grounds.
  • Pre-registration for testing at testnebraska.com is highly encouraged, but not required.
  • The last patient will be scheduled 15 minutes before the scheduled end of the clinic.

Cherry County Hospital is offering Test Nebraska COVID clinics Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1:30pm-3:30pm. Testing is in the north parking lot of the Valentine United Methodist Church, located at 804 E. 5th St. Valentine, NE. Rapid tests are not offered at this TestNE site. Pre-registration is strongly recommended, though not required.

Case count update as of 11/30/2020 at 4:00 PM: 2,797 Total Cases (TC), 1,061 Recoveries (R), 34 Deaths (D), and 550 total cases reported in the last 14 days. A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 372, R:136, D: 1      Keya Paha: TC: 20, R: 6

Boyd: TC: 138, R: 46; D:2              Knox: TC: 597, R: 265, D: 1

Brown: TC 185, R:73, D: 3            Pierce: TC 514, R: 151, D:13

Cherry: TC: 300, R: 103, D:5         Rock: TC: 108, R: 72, D:1

Holt: TC: 563, R: 209, D: 8           

Updated: November 30, 2020


COVID-19 NCDHD Update 

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 94 cases in the district since the last reporting on 11/23: 15-Antelope; 6-Boyd; 8-Brown; 10-Cherry; 10-Holt; 2-Keya Paha; 31-Knox; 7-Pierce; 5-Rock.  

NCDHD is pleased to report 84 additional recoveries: 9-Antelope; 5-Boyd; 5-Brown; 7-Cherry; 31-Holt; 1-Keya Paha; 13-Knox; 11-Pierce; 2-Rock.        

NCDHD staff will be enjoying Thanksgiving in the comfort of their own homes, so the physical office will be closed November 26 and 27.  Case count numbers will not be reported on Thursday the 26th. NCDHD wishes its district a happy and health Thanksgiving.

NCDHD has expanded its COVID-19 testing capacities to include a 15-minute rapid test, in addition to the gold standard PCR test already offered. The rapid test is only offered to individuals who are currently exhibiting symptoms associated with COVID.

All testing is offered free of charge at the below locations:

  • O’Neill: Monday- Thursday from 8:30a-10:30a in the north parking lot of the O’Neill Armory. The armory is located at the corner of 4th and Hynes Ave. NCDHD will not host testing on Tuesday, November 24th or Thursday, November 26, 2020.
  • Bassett: Tuesdays from 1p-3p at the Rock County Fair Grounds.
  • Pre-registration for testing at http://www.testnebraska.com is highly encouraged, but not required.
  • The last patient will be scheduled 15 minutes before the scheduled end of the clinic.

Cherry County Hospital is offering Test Nebraska COVID clinics Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1:30pm-3:30pm. Testing will not be conducted this Friday, November 27th.  Testing is in the north parking lot of the Valentine United Methodist Church, located at 804 E. 5th St. Valentine, NE. Rapid tests are not offered at this TestNE site. Pre-registration is strongly recommended, though not required.

 

Case count update as of 11/25/2020 at 4:00 PM: 2,666 Total Cases (TC), 1,061 Recoveries (R), 34 Deaths (D), and 578 total cases reported in the last 14 days. A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 350, R:136, D: 1    Keya Paha: TC: 19, R: 6

Boyd: TC: 134, R: 46; D:2            Knox: TC: 564, R: 265, D: 1

Brown: TC: 181, R: 73, D: 3     Pierce: TC: 491, R: 151, D:13     

Cherry: TC: 273, R: 103, D:5         Rock: TC: 103, R:72; D: 1

Holt: TC: 551, R: 209, D: 8           

Updated: November 25, 2020


NCDHD COVID-19 Updates

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 142 cases in the district since the last reporting on 11/19: 18-Antelope; 19-Boyd; 9-Brown; 8-Cherry; 25-Holt; 1-Keya Paha; 24-Knox; 34-Pierce; 4-Rock.

 NCDHD regretfully received notification of two additional COVID-19 deaths: a Pierce County woman in her 80s and a Holt County male in his 70s.  NCDHD sends its sincerest condolences to the families.     

Due to weather concerns, the NCDHD influenza shot clinic and TestNE COVID-19 Testing Clinic scheduled for November 24th are cancelled.   The TestNE Bassett clinic will continue as scheduled on Nov. 24th from 1p-3p at the Rock County Fair Grounds.  Anyone pre-registered for the November 24th clinic in O’Neill is also eligible at the November 24th clinic in Bassett or the November 25th clinic in O’Neill.

NCDHD staff will be enjoying Thanksgiving in the comfort of their own homes and will close the office. Case count numbers will be reported on the Wednesday, November 25th instead of the Thursday the 26th. NCDHD wishes its district a happy and health Thanksgiving.

NCDHD has expanded its COVID-19 testing capacities to include a 15-minute rapid test, in addition to the gold standard PCR test already offered. The rapid test is only offered to individuals who are currently exhibiting symptoms associated with COVID.

All testing is offered free of charge at the below locations:

  • O’Neill: Monday- Thursday from 8:30a-10:30a in the north parking lot of the O’Neill Armory. The armory is located at the corner of 4th and Hynes Ave. NCDHD will not host testing on Tuesday, November 24th or Thursday, November 26, 2020.
  • Bassett: Tuesdays from 1p-3p at the Rock County Fair Grounds.
  • Pre-registration for testing at www.testnebraska.com is highly encouraged, but not required.
  • The last patient will be scheduled 15 minutes before the scheduled end of the clinic.

Cherry County Hospital is offering Test Nebraska COVID clinics Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1:30pm-3:30pm. Testing will not be conducted this Friday, November 27th.  Testing is in the north parking lot of the Valentine United Methodist Church, located at 804 E. 5th St. Valentine, NE. Rapid tests are not offered at this TestNE site. Pre-registration is strongly recommended, though not required.

Case count update as of 11/23/2020 at 4:00 PM: 2,572 Total Cases (TC), 977 Recoveries (R), 34 Deaths (D), and 629 total cases reported in the last 14 days. A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 335, R:127, D: 1    Keya Paha: TC: 17, R: 5

Boyd: TC: 128, R: 41; D:2            Knox: TC: 533, R: 252, D: 1

Brown: TC: 173, R: 68, D: 3     Pierce: TC: 484, R: 140, D:13     

Cherry: TC: 263, R: 96, D:5         Rock: TC: 98, R:70; D: 1

Holt: TC: 541, R: 178, D: 8           

Updated November 23, 2020


NCDHD COVID-19 Updates

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 183 cases in the district since the last reporting on 11/16: 35-Antelope; 10-Boyd; 22-Brown; 16-Cherry; 25-Holt; 1-Keya Paha; 29-Knox; 39-Pierce; 6-Rock.

NCDHD regretfully received notification of four additional COVID-19 deaths: one Rock County male in his 70s, a Brown County male in his 70s, a Pierce County female in her 70s, and a Holt County female in her 60s. NCDHD sends its sincerest condolences to the families.

NCDHD is pleased to announce 106 new recoveries since the last reporting on 11/12: 15-Antelope; 5-Boyd; 6-Brown; 2-Cherry; 45-Holt; 3-Keya Paha; 15-Knox; 13-Pierce; 2-Rock.

NCDHD has expanded its COVID-19 testing capacities to include a 15-minute rapid test, in addition to the gold standard PCR test already offered. The rapid test is only offered to individuals who are currently exhibiting symptoms associated with COVID.

All testing is offered free of charge at the below locations:
• O’Neill: Monday- Thursday from 8:30a-10:30a in the north parking lot of the O’Neill Armory. The armory is located at the corner of 4th and Hynes Ave. NCDHD will not be having testing on Thursday, November 26, 2020.
• Bassett: Tuesdays from 1p-3p at the Rock County Fair Grounds.
• Pre-registration for testing at http://www.testnebraska.com is highly encouraged, but not required.
• The last patient will be scheduled 15 minutes before the scheduled end of the clinic.

Cherry County Hospital is offering Test Nebraska COVID clinics Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1:30pm-3:30pm. Testing is in the north parking lot of the Valentine United Methodist Church, located at 804 E. 5th St. Valentine, NE. Rapid tests are not offered at this TestNE site. Pre-registration is strongly recommended, though not required.

North Central District Health Department will be extending public influenza vaccine clinics in O’Neill through the month of November. Clinics will be held behind the NCDHD building as a drive-through style clinic. To access the clinic, enter through the east ally entrance and remain in your vehicle. To fast track the clinic process, complete the vaccination form online prior to arrival and have a copy of your insurance card with you. If unable to complete vaccination form prior to the clinic NCDHD will have hard copies available and will be making copies of insurance cards as needed. Listen to local media for any clinic cancellations or postponements. Clinics will be held on Tuesday, November 24th from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM weather permitting.

Case count update as of 11/19/2020 at 4:00 PM: 2,430 Total Cases (TC), 977 Recoveries (R), 32 Deaths (D), and 663 total cases reported in the last 14 days. A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 317, R:127, D: 1 Keya Paha: TC: 16, R: 5
Boyd: TC: 109, R: 41; D:2 Knox: TC: 509, R: 252, D: 1
Brown: TC: 164, R: 68, D: 3 Pierce: TC: 450, R: 140, D:12
Cherry: TC: 255, R: 96, D:5 Rock: TC: 94, R:70; D: 1
Holt: TC: 516, R: 178, D: 7

Updated November 16, 2020


NCDHD COVID-19 Update:

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 159 cases in the district since the last reporting on 11/12: 19-Antelope; 9-Boyd; 21-Brown; 26-Cherry; 27-Holt; 6-Keya Paha; 13-Knox; 36-Pierce; 2-Rock.

NCDHD has expanded its COVID-19 testing capacities to include a 15-minute rapid test, in addition to the gold standard PCR test already offered. The rapid test will be offered only to individuals who are currently exhibiting symptoms associated with COVID.

All testing is offered free of charge at the below locations:

  • O’Neill: Monday- Thursday from 8:30a-10:30a in the north parking lot of the O’Neill Armory. The armory is located at the corner of 4th and Hynes Ave.
  • Bassett: Tuesdays from 1p-3p at the Rock County Fair Grounds.
  • Pre-registration for testing at www.testnebraska.com is highly encouraged, but not required.
  • The last patient will be scheduled 15 minutes before the scheduled end of the clinic.

Cherry County Hospital is offering Test Nebraska COVID clinics Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1:30pm-3:30pm. Testing is in the north parking lot of the Valentine United Methodist Church, located at 804 E. 5th St. Valentine, NE. Pre-registration is strongly recommended, though not required.

North Central District Health Department will be extending public influenza vaccine clinics in O’Neill through the month of November. Clinics will be held behind the NCDHD building as a drive-through style clinic. To access the clinic, enter through the east ally entrance and remain in your vehicle. To fast track the clinic process, complete the vaccination form online prior to arrival and have a copy of your insurance card with you. If unable to complete vaccination form prior to the clinic NCDHD will have hard copies available and will be making copies of insurance cards as needed. Listen to local media for any clinic cancellations or postponements. Clinics will be held on the following dates and times, weather permitting:

  • Wednesday, November 18th from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday, November 24th from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Case count update as of 11/16/2020 at 4:00 PM: 2247 Total Cases (TC), 871 Recoveries (R), 30 Deaths (D), and 777 total cases reported in the last 14 days. A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 282, R:112, D: 1    Keya Paha: TC: 15, R: 2

Boyd: TC: 99, R: 36; D:2            Knox: TC: 480, R: 237, D: 1

Brown: TC: 142, R: 62, D: 2     Pierce: TC: 411, R: 127, D:11

Cherry: TC: 239, R: 94, D:5         Rock: TC: 88, R:68

Holt: TC: 491, R: 133, D: 6

Updated November 16, 2020


NCDHD COVID-19 Update

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 145 cases in the district since the last reporting on 11/9: 21-Antelope; 6-Boyd; 18-Brown; 17-Cherry; 31-Holt; 1-Keya Paha; 21-Knox; 28-Pierce; 2-Rock.

NCDHD is pleased to announce 110 new recoveries since the last recovery report out on 11/5: 16-Antelope; 2- Boyd; 10-Brown; 4-Cherry; 24-Holt; 0- Keya Paha; 41-Knox; 10-Pierce; 3-Rock.

NCDHD has expanded its COVID-19 testing capacities to include a 15-minute rapid test, in addition to the gold standard PCR test already offered. The rapid test will be offered only to individuals who are currently exhibiting symptoms associated with COVID.

All testing is offered free of charge at the below locations:

  • O’Neill: Monday- Thursday from 8:30a-10:30a in the north parking lot of the O’Neill Armory. The armory is located at the corner of 4th and Hynes Ave.
  • Bassett: Tuesdays from 1p-3p at the Rock County Fair Grounds.
  • Pre-registration for testing at http://www.testnebraska.com is highly encouraged, but not required.
  • The last patient will be scheduled 15 minutes before the scheduled end of the clinic.

Cherry County Hospital is offering Test Nebraska COVID clinics Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1:30pm-3:30pm. Testing is in the north parking lot of the Valentine United Methodist Church, located at 804 E. 5th St. Valentine, NE. Pre-registration is strongly recommended, though not required.

North Central District Health Department will be extending public influenza vaccine clinics in O’Neill through the month of November. Clinics will be held behind the NCDHD building as a drive-through style clinic. To access the clinic, enter through the east ally entrance and remain in your vehicle. To fast track the clinic process, complete the vaccination form online prior to arrival and have a copy of your insurance card with you. If unable to complete vaccination form prior to the clinic NCDHD will have hard copies available and will be making copies of insurance cards as needed. Listen to local media for any clinic cancellations or postponements. Clinics will be held on the following dates and times, weather permitting:

  • Wednesday, November 18th from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday, November 24th from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Case count update as of 11/12/2020 at 4:00 PM: 2088 Total Cases (TC), 871 Recoveries (R), 30 Deaths (D), and 720 total cases reported in the last 14 days. A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 263, R:112, D: 1    Keya Paha: TC: 9, R: 2

Boyd: TC: 90, R: 36; D:2            Knox: TC: 467, R: 237, D: 1

Brown: TC: 121, R: 62, D: 2     Pierce: TC: 375, R: 127, D:11

Cherry: TC: 213, R: 94, D:5         Rock: TC: 86, R:68

Holt: TC: 464, R: 133, D: 6

Updated November 12, 2020


NCDHD COVID-19 Update

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 176 cases in the district since the last reporting on 11/5: 22-Antelope; 4-Boyd; 5-Brown; 21-Cherry; 30-Holt; 0-Keya Paha; 67-Knox; 25-Pierce; 2-Rock. Note, the Knox County numbers include Santee Reservation case counts.

NCDHD has regretfully been informed of three COVID-19 deaths in the district. Two Boyd County males in their 70s and 80s and one Holt County female in her 80s. The NCDHD staff and administration send their sincerest condolences to the families during this time.

NCDHD is expanding its COVID-19 testing capacities to include the 15-minute rapid test, in addition to the gold standard PCR test already offered. The rapid test will be offered only to individuals who are currently exhibiting symptoms associated with COVID. Please note the change in testing locations and times.

All testing is offered free of charge at the below locations:

  • O’Neill: Monday- Thursday from 8:30a-10:30a in the north parking lot of the O’Neill Armory. The armory is located at the corner of 4th and Hynes Ave.
  • Bassett: Tuesdays from 1p-3p at the Rock County Fair Grounds.
  • Pre-registration for testing at http://www.testnebraska.com is highly encouraged, but not required.

The Cherry County Hospital is hosting a Test Nebraska COVID clinic on Wednesday, November 11th from 1:30pm-3:30pm. Testing location will be on the north side of Cherry County Clinic in Valentine, NE. Pre-registration is strongly recommended, though not required.

North Central District Health Department will be extending public influenza vaccine clinics in O’Neill through the month of November. Clinics will be held behind the NCDHD building as a drive-through style clinic. To access the clinic, enter through the East ally entrance and remain in your vehicle. To fast track the clinic process, complete the vaccination form online prior to arrival and have a copy of your insurance card with you. If unable to complete vaccination form prior to the clinic NCDHD will have hard copies available and will be making copies of insurance cards as needed.

Listen to local media for any clinic cancellations or postponements. Clinics will be held on the following dates and times, weather permitting:

  • Wednesday, November 11th from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday, November 18th from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday, November 24th from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Case count update as of 11/9/2020 at 4:00 PM: 1943 Total Cases (TC), 761 Recoveries (R), 30 Deaths (D), and 575 total cases reported in the last 14 days. A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 242, R:96, D: 1    Keya Paha: TC: 8, R: 2

Boyd: TC: 84, R: 34; D:2            Knox: TC: 446, R: 196, D: 1

Brown: TC: 103, R: 52, D: 2     Pierce: TC: 347, R: 117, D:11

Cherry: TC: 196, R: 90, D:5         Rock: TC: 84, R:65

Holt: TC: 433, R: 109, D: 6

Updated: November 9, 2020

NCDHD COVID-19 Update

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 139 cases in the district since the last reporting on 11/2: 17-Antelope; 2-Boyd; 4-Brown; 16-Cherry; 33-Holt; 1-Keya Paha; 22-Knox; 38-Pierce; 6-Rock.

NCDHD is pleased to announce 102 new recoveries since the last recovery report out on 10/29: 20-Antelope; 10- Boyd; 9-Brown; 5-Cherry; 29-Holt; 0- Keya Paha; 16-Knox; 9-Pierce; 4-Rock.

NCDHD is expanding its COVID-19 testing capacities to include the 15-minute rapid test, in addition to the gold standard PCR test already offered. The rapid test will be offered only to individuals who are currently exhibiting symptoms associated with COVID. Please note the change in testing locations and times.

All testing is offered free of charge at the below locations:

  • O’Neill: Monday- Thursday from 8:30a-10:30a in the north parking lot of the O’Neill Armory. The armory is located at the corner of 4th and Hynes Ave.
  • Bassett: Tuesdays from 1p-3p at the Rock County Fair Grounds.
  • Pre-registration for testing at http://www.testnebraska.com is highly encouraged, but not required.

Due to the influx in cases and resources and time needed to contact cases and ensure close contacts are notified, there has been a gap created in completing recovery contacts. NCDHD reaches out to each positive case before reporting the case as recovered. NCDHD is working diligently to close the gap on active cases as quickly as possible. To increase transparency with the nine-county district we serve, NCDHD will begin to report a total number of new cases received in the last 14 days to help community members understand an estimate of active cases. For 11/5, the NCDHD region has added 471 new positive COVID-19 cases in the past 14 days.

Case count update as of 11/5/2020 at 4:00 PM: 1767 Total Cases (TC), 761 Recoveries (R), 25 Deaths (D), and 471 total cases reported in the last 14 days. A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 220, R:96, D: 1    Keya Paha: TC: 8, R: 2

Boyd: TC: 80, R: 34                      Knox: TC: 379, R: 196, D: 1

Brown: TC: 98, R: 52, D: 2        Pierce: TC: 322, R: 117, D:11

Cherry: TC: 175, R: 90, D:5         Rock: TC: 82, R:65

Holt: TC: 403, R: 109, D: 5

Updated: 11/2/2020


NCDHD COVID-19 Update

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 158 cases in the district since the last reporting on 10/29: 12-Antelope; 7-Boyd; 5-Brown; 33-Cherry; 47-Holt; 0-Keya Paha; 28-Knox; 26-Pierce; 0-Rock.

NCDHD has regretfully been informed of three additional death in the district, a Holt County male in his 70s and two Pierce County females in their 70s and 80s. The NCDHD staff and administration send their sincerest condolences to the families during this time.

Effective immediately, North Central District Health Department will transition to reporting COVID-19 case counts on Mondays and Thursdays only. Recoveries will be included on the Thursday report.

Due to the influx in cases and resources and time needed to contact cases and ensure close contacts are notified, there has been a gap created in completing recovery contacts. NCDHD reaches out to each positive case before reporting the case as recovered. NCDHD is working diligently to close the gap on active cases as quickly as possible. To increase transparency with the nine-county district we serve, NCDHD will begin to report a total number of new cases received in the last 14 days to help community members understand an estimate of active cases. For 11/2, the NCDHD region has added 437 new positive COVID-19 cases in the past 14 days.

The NCDHD TestNe clinics will resume next week with the following schedule:

  • Test NE Clinic Tuesday, November 3rd in O’Neill from 8:30 am – 10:30 am. Use the East ally access for the drive-thru clinic in the back of the NCDHD building.
  • Test NE Clinic Wednesday, November 4th in Niobrara at the Trading Post from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm.
  • Test NE Clinic: Monday, November 9th in Bassett from 11am – 1 pm at the fairgrounds
  • Pre-registration on testnebraska.com for a testing time is preferred, but not required. Testing at these events is free.

Case count update as of 11/2/2020 at 4:00 PM: 1628 Total Cases (TC), 659 Recoveries (R), 25 Deaths (D), and 437 total cases reported in the last 14 days. A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 203, R:76, D: 1    Keya Paha: TC: 7, R: 2

Boyd: TC: 78, R: 24                      Knox: TC: 357, R: 180, D: 1

Brown: TC: 94, R: 43, D: 2        Pierce: TC: 284, R: 108, D:11

Cherry: TC: 159, R: 85, D:5         Rock: TC: 76, R:61

Holt: TC: 370, R: 80, D: 5

Updated November 2, 2020


North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 72 cases in the district: 11-Antelope; 8-Boyd; 5-Brown; 6-Cherry; 13-Holt; 0-Keya Paha; 6-Knox; 23-Pierce; 0-Rock.

Effective immediately, North Central District Health Department will transition to reporting COVID-19 case counts on Mondays and Thursdays only.

Due to the influx in cases and resources and time needed to contact cases and ensure close contacts are notified, there has been a gap created in completing recovery contacts. NCDHD reaches out to each positive case before reporting the case as recovered. NCDHD is working diligently to close the gap on active cases as quickly as possible. To increase transparency with the nine-county district we serve, NCDHD will begin to report a total number of new cases received in the last 14 days to help community members understand an estimate of active cases. For 10/26, the NCDHD region has added 341 new positive COVID-19 cases in the past 14 days.

NCDHD will be hosting the following upcoming drive-through public influenza vaccine clinics throughout the district:

  • Tuesday, October 27th – 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM NCDHD enter the alley from the East
  • Wednesday, October 28th – 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Niobrara Public School parking lot
  • Thursday, October 29th – 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM NCDHD enter the alley from the East
  • Monday, November 2nd – 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM Rock County Fair Grounds

NCDHD would like to remind those who are attending the drive-through clinics to please remain in your vehicle when arriving and follow the instructions on the signs. To fast track the clinic process, complete the vaccination form online prior to arrival and have a copy of your insurance card with you. If unable to complete vaccination form prior to the clinic NCDHD will have hard copies available and will be making copies of insurance cards as needed. Check our influenza vaccine clinic calendar on the VAX4LIFE page on our website for clinics that may be coming to communities near you.

Case count update as of 10/26/2020 at 4:00 PM: 1368 Total Cases (TC), 542 Recoveries (R), 20 Deaths (D), and 341 total cases reported in the last 14 days. A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 179, R:55, D: 1
Boyd: TC: 66, R: 16
Brown: TC: 83, R: 30, D:2
Cherry: TC: 297, R: 57, D: 5
Holt: TC: 297, R: 57, D: 3
Keya Paha: TC: 7, R: 2
Knox: TC: 313, R: 155, D:1
Pierce: TC: 227, R:98, D:8
Rock: TC: 76, R: 54

 Updated: 10/26/2020


NCDHD COVID-19 Updates

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 45 cases in the district: 6-Antelope; 4-Boyd; 1-Brown; 2- Cherry; 9-Holt; 0-Keya Paha; 20-Knox; 2-Pierce; 1-Rock.

Due to the influx in cases and resources and time needed to contact cases and ensure close contacts are notified, there has been a gap created in completing recovery contacts. NCDHD reaches out to each positive case before reporting the case as recovered. NCDHD is working diligently to close the gap on active cases as quickly as possible. To increase transparency with the nine-county district we serve, NCDHD will begin to report a total number of new cases received in the last 14 days to help community members understand an estimate of active cases. For 10/23, the NCDHD region has added 349 new positive COVID-19 cases in the past 14 days.

NCDHD will be hosting the following upcoming drive-through public influenza vaccine clinics throughout the district next week:
• Monday, October 26th –Rock County Fair Grounds – due to cold windchills forecasted this clinic has been rescheduled to Monday, Nov 2nd.
• Tuesday, October 27th – 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM NCDHD enter the alley from the East
• Wednesday, October 28th – 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Niobrara Public School parking lot
• Thursday, October 29th – 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM NCDHD enter the alley from the East
• Monday, November 2nd – 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM Rock County Fair Grounds

NCDHD would like to remind those who are attending the drive-through clinics to please remain in your vehicle when arriving and follow the instructions on the signs. To fast track the clinic process, complete the vaccination form online prior to arrival and have a copy of your insurance card with you. If unable to complete vaccination form prior to the clinic NCDHD will have hard copies available and will be making copies of insurance cards as needed. Check our influenza vaccine clinic calendar on the VAX4LIFE page on our website for clinics that may be coming to communities near you. Case count update as of 10/23/2020 at 4:00 PM: 1296 Total Cases (TC), 542 Recoveries (R), 20 Deaths (D), and 349 total cases reported in the last 14 days. A reminder that Total Case (TC)

numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.
Antelope: TC: 168, R:55, D: 1
Keya Paha: TC: 7, R: 2
Boyd: TC: 58, R: 16
Knox: TC: 307, R: 155, D: 1
Brown: TC: 78, R: 30, D: 2
Pierce: TC: 204, R: 98, D:8
Cherry: TC: 114, R: 75, D:5
Rock: TC: 76, R:54
Holt: TC: 284, R: 57, D: 3

Updated: 10/23/2020


NCDHD COVID-19 Updates

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 42 additional cases across the district: 2-Cherry, 17-Holt, 4-Boyd, 7-Knox, 4-Pierce, 7-Antelope, 1- Brown.

Due to the influx in cases and resources and time needed to contact cases and ensure close contacts are notified, there has been a gap created in completing recovery contacts. NCDHD reaches out to each positive case before reporting the case as recovered. NCDHD is working diligently to close the gap on active cases as quickly as possible. To increase transparency with the nine-county district we serve, NCDHD will begin to report a total number of new cases received in the last 14 days to help community members understand an estimate of active cases. For 10/22, the NCDHD region has added 327 new positive COVID-19 cases in the past 14 days.

NCDHD will be hosting the following upcoming drive-through public influenza vaccine clinics throughout the district next week:

  • Monday, October 26th – 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM Rock County Fair Grounds
  • Tuesday, October 27th – 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM NCDHD enter the alley from the East
  • Wednesday, October 28th – 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Niobrara Public School parking lot
  • Thursday, October 29th – 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM NCDHD enter the alley from the East

NCDHD would like to remind those who are attending the drive-through clinics to please remain in your vehicle when arriving and follow the instructions on the signs. To fast track the clinic process, complete the vaccination form online prior to arrival and have a copy of your insurance card with you. If unable to complete vaccination form prior to the clinic NCDHD will have hard copies available and will be making copies of insurance cards as needed. Check our influenza vaccine clinic calendar on the VAX4LIFE page on our website for clinics that may be coming to communities near you.

Case count update as of 10/22/2020 at 5:00 PM: 1251 Total Cases (TC), 542 Recoveries (R), 20 Deaths (D), and 327 total cases reported in the last 14 days. A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 162, R:55, D: 1     Keya Paha: TC: 7, R: 2

Boyd: TC: 54, R: 16                       Knox: TC: 287, R: 155, D: 1

Brown: TC: 77, R: 30, D: 2           Pierce: TC: 202, R: 98, D:8

Cherry: TC: 112, R: 75, D:5          Rock: TC: 75, R:54

Holt: TC: 275, R: 57, D: 3

Updated: 10/22/2020


NCDHD COVID-19 Updates

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 18 additional cases across the district: 2-Boyd, 1-Antelope, 6-Holt, 5-Pierce, 1-Knox, 1-Cherry, 1-Brown, 1-Rock.

Due to the influx in cases and resources and time needed to contact cases and ensure close contacts are notified, there has been a gap created in completing recovery contacts. NCDHD reaches out to each positive case before reporting the case as recovered. NCDHD is working diligently to close the gap on active cases as quickly as possible. To increase transparency with the nine-county district we serve, NCDHD will begin to report a total number of new cases received in the last 14 days to help community members understand an estimate of active cases. For 10/21, the NCDHD region has added 315 new positive COVID-19 cases in the past 14 days.

NCDHD will be hosting the following upcoming drive-through public influenza vaccine clinics throughout the district the rest of this week:

  • Thursday, October 22nd 12 p – 6p Valentine – United Methodist Church

To fast track the clinic process, complete the vaccination form online prior to arrival and have a copy of your insurance card with you. If unable to complete vaccination form prior to the clinic NCDHD will have hard copies available and will be making copies of insurance cards as needed. Check our influenza vaccine clinic calendar on the VAX4LIFE page on our website for clinics that may be coming to communities near you.

Case count update as of 10/21/2020 at 3:00 PM: 1209 Total Cases (TC), 542 Recoveries (R), 20 Deaths (D), and 315 total cases reported in the last 14 days. A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 155, R:55, D: 1     Keya Paha: TC: 7, R: 2

Boyd: TC: 50, R: 16                       Knox: TC: 280, R: 155, D: 1

Brown: TC: 76, R: 30, D: 2           Pierce: TC: 198, R: 98, D:8

Cherry: TC: 110, R: 75, D:5          Rock: TC: 75, R:54

Holt: TC: 258, R: 57, D: 3

Updated: 10/21/2020


NCDHD COVID-19 Updates

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 34 additional cases across the district: 3-Cherry, 2-Brown, 9-Pierce, 6-Knox, 10-Holt, 1-Boyd, 1-Keya Paha, 1-Antelope, 1-Rock.

North Central District Health Department is pleased to report 82 recoveries across the district since the last recovery reporting; 13-Knox, 12-Antelope, 7-Pierce, 9-Holt, 17-Cherry, 9-Rock, 11-Brown, 4-Boyd.

Due to the influx in cases and resources and time needed to contact cases and ensure close contacts are notified, there has been a gap created in completing recovery contacts. NCDHD reaches out to each positive case before reporting the case as recovered. NCDHD is working diligently to close the gap on active cases as quickly as possible. To increase transparency with the nine-county district we serve, NCDHD will begin to report a total number of new cases received in the last 14 days to help community members understand an estimate of active cases. For 10/20, the NCDHD region has added 315 new positive COVID-19 cases in the past 14 days.

NCDHD will be hosting the following upcoming drive-through public influenza vaccine clinics throughout the district the rest of this week:

  • Wednesday, October 21st 8 am – 5 pm O’Neill – NCDHD (enter alley from the East)
  • Thursday, October 22nd 12 p – 6p Valentine – United Methodist Church

To fast track the clinic process, complete the vaccination form online prior to arrival and have a copy of your insurance card with you. If unable to complete vaccination form prior to the clinic NCDHD will have hard copies available and will be making copies of insurance cards as needed. Check our influenza vaccine clinic calendar on the VAX4LIFE page on our website for clinics that may be coming to communities near you.

Case count update as of 10/20/2020 at 3:00 PM: 1191 Total Cases (TC), 542 Recoveries (R), 20 Deaths (D), and 315 total cases reported in the last 14 days. A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 154, R:55, D: 1     Keya Paha: TC: 7, R: 2

Boyd: TC: 48, R: 16                       Knox: TC: 279, R: 155, D: 1

Brown: TC: 75, R: 30, D: 2           Pierce: TC: 193, R: 98, D:8

Cherry: TC: 109, R: 75, D:5          Rock: TC: 74, R:54

Holt: TC: 252, R: 57, D: 3

Updated: 10/20/2020


NCDHD COVID-19 Updates

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 42 additional cases across the district: 19-Holt, 4-Pierce, 2-Brown, 6-Antelope, 3-Cherry, 2-Rock, 4-Knox, 2-Boyd.

Due to the influx in cases and resources and time needed to contact cases and ensure close contacts are notified, there has been a gap created in completing recovery contacts. NCDHD reaches out to each positive case before reporting the case as recovered. NCDHD is working diligently to close the gap on active cases as quickly as possible. To increase transparency with the nine-county district we serve, NCDHD will begin to report a total number of new cases received in the last 14 days to help community members understand an estimate of active cases. For 10/19, the NCDHD region has added 297 new positive COVID-19 cases in the past 14 days.

NCDHD will be hosting the following upcoming drive-through public influenza vaccine clinics throughout the district starting next week.

  • Tuesday, October 20th 3 pm – 5 pm Chambers – Fire Hall
  • Tuesday, October 20th 3 pm – 5 pm Ewing – City Hall (enter from Spruce Street)
  • Wednesday, October 21st 8 am – 5 pm O’Neill – NCDHD (enter alley from the East)
  • Thursday, October 22nd 12 p – 6p Valentine – United Methodist Church

To fast track the clinic process, complete the vaccination form online prior to arrival and have a copy of your insurance card with you. If unable to complete vaccination form prior to the clinic NCDHD will have hard copies available and will be making copies of insurance cards as needed. Check our influenza vaccine clinic calendar on the VAX4LIFE page on our website for clinics that may be coming to communities near you.

Case count update as of 10/19/2020 at 3:00 PM: 1157 Total Cases (TC), 460 Recoveries (R), 20 Deaths (D), and 297 total cases reported in the last 14 days. A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 153, R:43, D: 1     Keya Paha: TC: 6, R: 2

Boyd: TC: 47, R: 12                       Knox: TC: 273, R: 142, D: 1

Brown: TC: 73, R: 19, D: 2           Pierce: TC: 184, R: 91, D:8

Cherry: TC: 106, R: 58, D:5          Rock: TC: 73, R:45

Holt: TC: 242, R: 48, D: 3

Updated: 10/19/2020


NCDHD COVID-19 Updates

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 22 additional cases across the district: 1- Knox, 13-Holt, 2-Pierce, 3-Antelope, 1-Rock, 1-Cherry, 1-Boyd.

NCDHD regrets to inform the public of two additional notifications of deaths in the district. The first is a male in his 80s from Cherry County with underlying health conditions. The second is a male in his 80s from Holt County with underlying health conditions. The NCDHD staff and administrations send their sincerest condolences to the families during this time.

Due to the influx in cases and resources and time needed to contact cases and ensure close contacts are notified, there has been a gap created in completing recovery contacts. NCDHD reaches out to each positive case before reporting the case as recovered. NCDHD is working diligently to close the gap on active cases as quickly as possible. To increase transparency with the nine-county district we serve, NCDHD will begin to report a total number of new cases received in the last 14 days to help community members understand an estimate of active cases. For 10/16, the NCDHD region has added 317 new positive COVID-19 cases in the past 14 days.

NCDHD will be hosting the following upcoming drive-through public influenza vaccine clinics throughout the district starting next week.

  • Monday, October 19th 10 am – 1:30 pm Verdigre Public School (South parking lot)
  • Monday, October 19th 3 pm – 5 pm Center – Knox County Court House
  • Tuesday, October 20th 3 pm – 5 pm Chambers – Fire Hall
  • Tuesday, October 20th 3 pm – 5 pm Ewing – City Hall (enter from Spruce Street)
  • Wednesday, October 21st 8 am – 5 pm O’Neill – NCDHD (enter alley from the East)
  • Thursday, October 22nd 12 p – 6p Valentine

To fast track the clinic process, complete the vaccination form online prior to arrival and have a copy of your insurance card with you. If unable to complete vaccination form prior to the clinic NCDHD will have hard copies available and will be making copies of insurance cards as needed. Check our influenza vaccine clinic calendar on the VAX4LIFE page on our website for clinics that may be coming to communities near you.

Case count update as of 10/16/2020 at 4:00 PM: 1115 Total Cases (TC), 460 Recoveries (R), 20 Deaths (D), and 316 total cases reported in the last 14 days. A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 147, R:43, D: 1     Keya Paha: TC: 6, R: 2

Boyd: TC: 45, R: 12                     Knox: TC: 269, R: 142, D: 1

Brown: TC: 71, R: 19, D: 2           Pierce: TC: 180, R: 91, D:8

Cherry: TC: 103, R: 58, D:5          Rock: TC: 71, R:45

Holt: TC: 223, R: 48, D: 3

Updated: 10/16/2020


NCDHD COVID-19 Updates

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 15 additional cases across the district: 6-Holt, 3-Pierce, 3-Knox, 2-Antelope, 1-Rock.

Due to the influx in cases and resources and time needed to contact cases and ensure close contacts are notified, there has been a gap created in completing recovery contacts. NCDHD reaches out to each positive case before reporting the case as recovered. NCDHD is working diligently to close the gap on active cases as quickly as possible. To increase transparency with the nine-county district we serve, NCDHD will begin to report a total number of new cases received in the last 14 days to help community members understand an estimate of active cases. For 10/14, the NCDHD region has added 322 new positive COVID-19 cases in the past 14 days.

NCDHD will be hosting the following upcoming drive-through public influenza vaccine clinics throughout the district the remainder of this week.

  • Thursday, October 15th – 7:30 AM – 9: 30 AM – O’Neill – access clinic through East alley entrance
  • Thursday, October 15th – 2 PM – 3:15 PM, 3:45 PM-7 PM – Atkinson – West Holt School
  • Thursday, October 15th – 2 PM – 6 PM – Orchard- Rex Theater

To fast track the clinic process, complete the vaccination form online prior to arrival and have a copy of your insurance card with you. If unable to complete vaccination form prior to the clinic NCDHD will have hard copies available and will be making copies of insurance cards as needed. Check our influenza vaccine clinic calendar on the VAX4LIFE page on our website for clinics that may be coming to communities near you.

Case count update as of 10/14/2020 at 4:00 PM: 1042 Total Cases (TC), 460 Recoveries (R), 18 Deaths (D), and 322 total cases reported in the last 14 days. A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 140, R:43, D: 1     Keya Paha: TC: 6, R: 2

Boyd: TC: 44, R: 12                       Knox: TC: 255, R: 142, D: 1

Brown: TC: 70, R: 19, D: 2           Pierce: TC: 159, R: 91, D:8

Cherry: TC: 100, R: 58, D:4          Rock: TC: 69, R:45

Holt: TC: 199, R: 48, D: 2

Updated: 10/14/2020


NCDHD COVID-19 Updates

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 23 additional cases across the district: 11- Holt, 3- Pierce, 2-Rock, 3- Antelope, 4-Cherry.

NCDHD is pleased to report 54 additional recoveries throughout the district since the last recovery reporting. 21- Knox, 4-Antelope, 11-Pierce, 8-Holt, 1-Cherry, 3-Rock, 1-Keya Paha, 4-Brown, 1-Boyd.

NCDHD will be hosting the following upcoming drive-through public influenza vaccine clinics throughout the district. Please note a location update to the Orchard clinic.

  • Wednesday, October 14th – 2 PM – 4 PM – Long Pine – in front of the City Offices
  • Thursday, October 15th – 7:30 AM – 9: 30 AM – O’Neill – access clinic through East alley entrance
  • Thursday, October 15th – 2 PM – 3:15 PM, 3:45 PM-7 PM – Atkinson – West Holt School
  • Thursday, October 15th – 2 PM – 6 PM – Orchard- Rex Theater

To fast track the clinic process, complete the vaccination form online prior to arrival and have a copy of your insurance card with you. If unable to complete vaccination form prior to the clinic NCDHD will have hard copies available and will be making copies of insurance cards as needed. Check our influenza vaccine clinic calendar on the VAX4LIFE page on our website for clinics that may be coming to communities near you.

Case count update as of 10/13/2020 at 8:00 PM: 1027 Total Cases (TC), 460 Recoveries (R), and 18 Deaths (D). A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 138, R:43, D: 1     Keya Paha: TC: 6, R: 2

Boyd: TC: 44, R: 12                       Knox: TC: 252, R: 142, D: 1

Brown: TC: 70, R: 19, D: 2           Pierce: TC: 156, R: 91, D:8

Cherry: TC: 100, R: 58, D:4          Rock: TC: 68, R:45

Holt: TC: 193, R: 48, D: 2

Updated: 10/13/2020


NCDHD COVID-19 Updates

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 58 additional cases across the district: 8- Pierce, 14-Knox, 20-Holt, 4-Boyd, 7- Antelope, 3-Brown, 1-Keya Paha, 1-Cherry.

A reminder that TestNe will be in O’Neill tomorrow morning, Tuesday, October 13th from 8:30 AM  – 10-:30 AM. Enter the drive through clinic through the East ally entrance behind the NCDHD building and remain in your car.

NCDHD will be hosting the following upcoming drive-through public influenza vaccine clinics throughout the district. Please note a time update to the Springview clinic.

  • Tuesday, October 13th 10 AM – 12 PM – Bloomfield – Northstar Services 306 Main Street
  • Tuesday, October 13th 2 PM – 6PM – Plainview – Plainview Elementary School – Line up on Woodland Ave enter from the East
  • Wednesday, October 14th – 2 PM – 4 PM – Long Pine – in front of the City Offices
  • Thursday, October 15th – 7:30 AM – 9: 30 AM – O’Neill – access clinic through East alley entrance
  • Thursday, October 15th – 2 PM – 3:15 PM, 3:45 PM-7 PM – Atkinson – West Holt School
  • Thursday, October 15th – 2 PM – 6 PM – Orchard- Fire Hall

To fast track the clinic process, complete the vaccination form online prior to arrival and have a copy of your insurance card with you. If unable to complete vaccination form prior to the clinic NCDHD will have hard copies available and will be making copies of insurance cards as needed. Check our influenza vaccine clinic calendar on the VAX4LIFE page on our website for clinics that may be coming to communities near you.

Case count update as of 10/12/2020 at 8:00 PM: 1006 Total Cases (TC), 406 Recoveries (R), and 18 Deaths (D). A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 135, R: 39, D: 1     Keya Paha: TC: 6, R: 1

Boyd: TC: 44, R: 11                       Knox: TC: 252, R: 121, D: 1

Brown: TC: 70, R: 15, D: 2           Pierce: TC: 153, R: 80, D:8

Cherry: TC: 96, R: 57, D:4            Rock: TC: 66, R:42

Holt: TC: 182, R: 40, D: 2

Updated: 10/12/2020


NCDHD COVID-19 Updates

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 23 additional cases across the district: 1- Boyd, 1-Knox, 1-Cherry, 3- Antelope, 10-Holt, 1-Brown, 3-Pierce, 3-Keya Paha.

NCDHD regrets to report receipt of notification of a death in Holt County. The resident was a male in his 70s. NCDHD staff and administration send their sincerest condolences to the family at this time.

NCDHD will be hosting the following upcoming drive-through public influenza vaccine clinics throughout the district. Please note a time update to the Springview clinic.

  • Monday, October 12th 9 AM -12 PM – Ainsworth – Ainsworth School – Ag Tech Building
  • Monday, October 12th 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM – Springview – Activity Center -Enter on the South side
  • Tuesday, October 13th 10 AM – 12 PM – Bloomfield – Northstar Services 306 Main Street
  • Tuesday, October 13th 2 PM – 6PM – Plainview – Plainview Elementary School – Line up on Woodland Ave enter from the East
  • Wednesday, October 14th – 2 PM – 4 PM – Long Pine – in front of the City Offices
  • Thursday, October 15th – 7:30 AM – 9: 30 AM – O’Neill – access clinic through East alley entrance
  • Thursday, October 15th – 2 PM – 3:15 PM, 3:45 PM-7 PM – Atkinson – West Holt School
  • Thursday, October 15th – 2 PM – 6 PM – Orchard- Fire Hall

To fast track the clinic process, complete the vaccination form online prior to arrival and have a copy of your insurance card with you. If unable to complete vaccination form prior to the clinic NCDHD will have hard copies available and will be making copies of insurance cards as needed. Check our influenza vaccine clinic calendar on the VAX4LIFE page on our website for clinics that may be coming to communities near you.

Case count update as of 10/9/2020 at 5:00 PM: 946 Total Cases (TC), 406 Recoveries (R), and 18 Deaths (D). A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 128, R: 39, D: 1     Keya Paha: TC: 5, R: 1

Boyd: TC: 40, R: 11                       Knox: TC: 238, R: 121, D: 1

Brown: TC: 67, R: 15, D: 2           Pierce: TC: 145, R: 80, D:8

Cherry: TC: 95, R: 57, D:4            Rock: TC: 66, R:42

Holt: TC: 162, R: 40, D: 2

Updated: 10/9/2020


NCDHD COVID-19 Updates

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 17 additional cases across the district: 6- Holt, 1-Cherry, 3-Brown, 5-Knox, 1-Pierce, 1-Rock.

NCDHD will be hosting a public influenza vaccine clinic Thursday, October 8th from 8 AM – 10 AM. Road construction has been completed around the NCDHD office, please enter the drive-through clinic at the WEST alley entrance behind NCDHD and remain in your vehicle. Please be courteous of traffic, intersections, and driveways as the clinic is occurring. If a line should need to form, please form it to the NORTH of the alley entrance on 5th street. To fast track the clinic process, complete the vaccination form online prior to arrival and have a copy of your insurance card with you. If unable to complete vaccination form prior to the clinic NCDHD will have hard copies available and will be making copies of insurance cards as needed.

NCDHD is working diligently to get influenza vaccine clinics in several communities in the district. Check our influenza vaccine schedule on the VAX4LIFE page on our website for clinics that may be coming to communities near you.

Case count update as of 10/7/2020 at 5:00 PM: 875 Total Cases (TC), 345 Recoveries (R), and 16 Deaths (D). A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 118, R: 34, D: 1        Keya Paha: TC: 2, R: 1

Boyd: TC: 35, R: 11                         Knox: TC: 232, R: 105

Brown: TC: 64, R: 12, D: 2               Pierce: TC: 139, R: 75, D:8

Cherry: TC: 93, R: 44, D:4                Rock: TC: 65, R:30

Holt: TC: 144, R: 33, D: 1

Updated: 10/7/2020


North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 16 additional cases across the district: 5-Holt, 5-Knox, 3- Antelope, 1-Brown, 1-Boyd, 1-Pierce.

On Tuesday’s each week, NCDHD reports out recovery numbers on positive cases throughout the district. NCDHD would like to make district residents aware that due to an increase in positive cases, additional staff assisting influenza vaccine clinics and Test Nebraska clinics to serve our communities, we are unable to report that data today.  NCDHD is aware that we do have recoveries to report and will report recovery counts yet this week. We appreciate the patience and understanding of our district for the time and personnel resources it takes to conduct case investigations, contact tracing, case follow-up to determine recoveries, and communicate this data out to our communities.

NCDHD is offering a drive through influenza vaccination clinic, Tuesday, October 6th from 4:00pm – 6:00p at the back of the NCDHD office. Enter the drive through clinic through the West alley entrance and remain in your vehicle. To fast track the clinic process, complete the vaccination form online prior to arrival and have a copy of your insurance card with you.

Case count update as of 10/6/2020 at 5:00 PM: 875 Total Cases (TC), 345 Recoveries (R), and 16 Deaths (D). A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 118, R: 34, D: 1       Keya Paha: TC: 2, R: 1

Boyd: TC: 35, R: 11                         Knox: TC: 227, R: 105

Brown: TC: 61, R: 12, D: 2             Pierce: TC: 138, R: 75, D:8

Cherry: TC: 92, R: 44, D:4               Rock: TC: 64, R:30

Holt: TC: 138, R: 33, D: 1

Updated: 10.6.2020


NCDHD COVID-19 Updates & Flu Shot Clinics
 
North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 62 additional cases across the district since the last reporting on Friday: 22-Holt, 3-Cherry, 5-Antelope, 15-Knox, 12-Pierce, 1-Brown, 1-Rock, 3-Boyd.
 
NCDHD is offering a drive-through influenza vaccination clinic, Tuesday, October 6th from 4:00pm – 6:00p at the back of the NCDHD office. Enter the drive-through clinic through the West alley entrance and remain in your vehicle. To fast track the clinic process, complete the vaccination form online prior to arrival, and have a copy of your insurance card with you. To complete the form, visit the NCDHD home page and click on the link to access the form. If unable to do so, NCDHD will have hard copy forms and will be making copies of insurance as needed.
 
Additionally, NCDHD will be hosting a drive-through influenza vaccination clinic in Wausa at Wausa Public School from 12:00m-4:00pm. Please follow the signs for the clinic and remain in your vehicle.
 
Case count update as of 10/5/2020 at 5:00 PM: 859 Total Cases (TC), 345 Recoveries (R), and 16 Deaths (D). A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.
 
Antelope: TC: 115, R: 34, D: 1
Keya Paha: TC: 2, R: 1
Boyd: TC: 34, R: 11
Knox: TC: 222, R: 105
Brown: TC: 60, R: 12, D: 2
Pierce: TC: 137, R: 75, D:8
Cherry: TC: 92, R: 44, D:4
Rock: TC: 64, R:30
Holt: TC: 133, R: 33, D: 1

Updated: 10/5/2020


NCDHD COVID-19 Updates & Flu Shot Clinics
 
North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 21 additional cases across the district: 4-Knox, 3- Brown, 5- Holt, 1- Cherry, 5- Antelope, 1-Rock, 1-Pierce, and 1-Boyd.
 
NCDHD will be hosting drive through a Flu Shot Clinic on Tuesday, October 6th from 12 PM – 4 PM at Wausa Public Schools. Please remain in your vehicle and follow the signs for the clinic. There will be an additional clinic from 4 PM – 6 PM in O’Neill. Please follow the signs and enter the alley on the West side for the clinic. Announcements on additional clinics will be made as soon as details are available.
 
Case count update as of 10/2/2020 at 3:00 PM: 797 Total Cases (TC), 345 Recoveries (R), and 16 Deaths (D). A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.
 
Antelope: TC: 110, R: 34, D: 1
Keya Paha: TC: 2, R: 1
Boyd: TC: 31, R: 11
Knox: TC: 207, R: 105
Brown: TC: 59, R: 12, D: 2
Pierce: TC: 125, R: 75, D:8
Cherry: TC: 89, R: 44, D:4
Rock: TC: 63, R:30
Holt: TC: 111, R: 33, D: 1
Updated: 10/2/2020

NCDHD COVID-19 Updates

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 32 additional cases across the district: 7- Holt, 7-Knox, 7-Brown, 10-Antelope, and 1-Rock.

Case count update as of 10/1/2020 at 3:00 PM: 744 Total Cases (TC), 345 Recoveries (R), and 16 Deaths (D). A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 105, R: 34, D: 1         Keya Paha: TC: 2, R: 1

Boyd: TC: 30, R: 11                         Knox: TC: 203, R: 105

Brown: TC: 56, R: 12, D: 2             Pierce: TC: 124, R: 75, D:8

Cherry: TC: 88, R: 44, D:4               Rock: TC: 62, R:3

Holt: TC: 106, R: 33, D: 1

Update: 10.1.2020


NCDHD COVID-19 Updates and New Clinics

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 25 additional cases across the district: 3-Cherry, 4-Brown, 4-Holt, 4-Boyd, 4-Knox, 3- Antelope, 1-Pierce, and 2-Rock.

NCDHD will also be hosting a drive through public influenza vaccine clinics in Niobrara Wednesday, September 30th from 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM at the Niobrara Public School parking lot and on Thursday, October 1st from 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM in O’Neill behind the NCDHD building. Due to new road construction please access the clinic through the alley behind NCDHD using the WEST entrance and remain in your vehicle. To fast track the clinic process before attending these clinics, please complete a vaccine form available on the NCDHD website homepage and have a copy of your insurance card prior to your arrival at the clinic. If needed, NCDHD will have hard copy influenza vaccine forms available as well as making copies of insurance cards as needed.

Case count update as of 9/30/2020 at 3:00 PM: 744 Total Cases (TC), 345 Recoveries (R), and 16 Deaths (D). A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 95, R: 34, D: 1         Keya Paha: TC: 2, R: 1

Boyd: TC: 30, R: 11                         Knox: TC: 196, R: 105

Brown: TC: 49, R: 12, D: 2             Pierce: TC: 124, R: 75, D:8

Cherry: TC: 88, R: 44, D:4               Rock: TC: 61, R:30

Holt: TC: 99, R: 33, D: 1

Updated: 9/30/2020


NCDHD COVID-19 Updates and New Clinics

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 28 additional cases across the district: 8-Knox, 6- Holt, 5- Antelope, 1-Boyd, 6-Pierce, and 2-Brown.

NCDHD is pleased to share 46 recoveries across the district from last week’s recovery reporting; 21- Knox, 7-Antelope, 8-Pierce, 2-Holt, 2-Cherry, 4-Rock, 1-Brown, and 1-Boyd.

The NCDHD TestNe clinics will resume this week with the following remaining on the schedule:

  • Wednesday, September 30th in Niobrara at the Trading Post from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm.

Pre-registration on testnebraska.com for a testing time is preferred, but not required. Testing at these events is free.

NCDHD will also be hosting a drive through public influenza vaccine clinics in Niobrara on Wednesday, September 30th from 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM at the Niobrara Public School parking lot and on Thursday, October 1st from 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM in O’Neill behind the NCDHD building. Due to new road construction please access the clinic through the alley behind NCDHD using the WEST entrance and remain in your vehicle. To fast track the clinic process before attending these clinics, please complete a vaccine form available on the NCDHD website homepage and have a copy of your insurance card prior to your arrival at the clinic. If needed, NCDHD will have hard copy influenza vaccine forms available as well as making copies of insurance cards as needed.

Case count update as of 9/29/2020 at 3:00 PM: 719 Total Cases (TC), 345 Recoveries (R), and 16 Deaths (D). A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 92, R: 34, D: 1         Keya Paha: TC: 2, R: 1

Boyd: TC: 26, R: 11                         Knox: TC: 192, R: 105

Brown: TC: 45, R: 12, D: 2             Pierce: TC: 123, R: 75, D:8

Cherry: TC: 85, R: 44, D:4               Rock: TC: 59, R:30

Holt: TC: 95, R: 33, D: 1

Updated: 9/29/2020


NCDHD COVID-19 Updates

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 41 additional cases in the district:6-Brown, 6-Knox, 4-Pierce, 10-Antelope, 10-Holt, 2- Boyd, and 3-Cherry.

The NCDHD TestNe clinics will resume this week with the following schedule:

  • Tuesday, September 29th in O’Neill from 8:30 am – 10:30 am. Use the East ally access for the drive through clinic in the back of the NCDHD building.
  • Wednesday, September 30th in Niobrara at the Trading Post from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm.

Pre-registration on testnebraska.com for a testing time is preferred, but not required. Testing at these events is free.

NCDHD will also be hosting a  drive through style public influenza vaccine clinic Tuesday, September 29th from 4 PM – 6PM. Please access the clinic through the alley behind NCDHD using the East entrance. To fast track the clinic process, complete a vaccine form available on the NCDHD website homepage and have a copy of your insurance card prior to your arrival at the clinic. If needed, NCDHD will have hard copy influenza vaccine forms available as well as taking copies of insurance cards as needed.

Case count update as of 9/28/2020 at 3:00 PM: 691 Total Cases (TC), 299 Recoveries (R), and 16 Deaths (D). A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 87, R: 27, D: 1         Keya Paha: TC: 2, R: 1

Boyd: TC: 25, R: 10                         Knox: TC: 184, R: 84

Brown: TC: 43, R: 11, D: 2             Pierce: TC: 117, R: 67, D:8

Cherry: TC: 85, R: 42, D:4               Rock: TC: 59, R:26

Holt: TC: 89, R: 31, D: 1

Updated: 9/28/2020


NCDHD COVID-19 Updates

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 24 additional cases in the district:4- Rock, 7- Holt, 1- Cherry, 4-Knox, 3- Brown, 3- Antelope, and 2-Boyd.

The NCDHD TestNe clinics will resume next week with the following schedule:

  • Monday, September 28th in Bassett from 11am – 1 pm at the fairgrounds
  • Tuesday, September 29th in O’Neill from 8:30 am – 10:30 am. Use the East ally access for the drive-thru clinic in the back of the NCDHD building.
  • Wednesday, September 30th in Niobrara at the Trading Post from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm.

Pre-registration on testnebraska.com for a testing time is preferred, but not required. Testing at these events is free.

Case count update as of 9/25/2020 at 3:00 PM: 650 Total Cases (TC), 299 Recoveries (R), and 16 Deaths (D). A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 77, R: 27, D: 1         Keya Paha: TC: 2, R: 1

Boyd: TC: 23, R: 10                       Knox: TC: 178, R: 84

Brown: TC: 37, R: 11, D: 2             Pierce: TC: 113, R: 67, D:8

Cherry: TC: 82, R: 42, D:4              Rock: TC: 59, R:26

Holt: TC: 79, R: 31, D: 1

Updated: 9/25/2020


NCDHD COVID-19 Updates & TestNE Public Clinics Next Week

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 27 additional cases in the district: 8-Antelope, 2-Rock, 5-Brown, 2-Pierce, 3-Knox, 4, Cherry, 2-Holt and 1-Boyd.

The NCDHD TestNe clinics will resume next week with the following schedule:

  • Monday, September 28th in Bassett from 11am – 1 pm at the fairgrounds
  • Tuesday, September 29th in O’Neill from 8:30 am – 10:30 am. Use the East ally access for the drive-thru clinic in the back of the NCDHD building.
  • Wednesday, September 30th in Niobrara at the Trading Post from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm.

Pre-registration on testnebraska.com for a testing time is preferred, but not required. Testing at these events is free.

Case count update as of 9/24/2020 at 3:00 PM: 626 Total Cases (TC), 299 Recoveries (R), and 16 Deaths (D). A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 74, R: 27, D: 1         Keya Paha: TC: 2, R: 1

Boyd: TC: 21, R: 10                         Knox: TC: 174, R: 84

Brown: TC: 34, R: 11, D: 2             Pierce: TC: 113, R: 67, D:8

Cherry: TC: 81, R: 42, D:4               Rock: TC: 55, R:26

Holt: TC: 72, R: 31, D: 1

Updated: 9/24/2020


NCDHD COVID-19 Updates & TestNE Public Clinic This Week

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 21 additional cases in the district: 1- Cherry, 2- Pierce, 3- Boyd, 6 – Knox, 6- Holt, 1- Antelope, and 2- Rock. NCDHD regrets to inform the public of receipt of notification of Holt County’s first death. Additionally, NCDHD reported out earlier this week receipt of notification of Rock County’s first reported death. After further investigation, there was a data discrepancy in address and an adjustment will be reflected that the resident was from Brown County. NCDHD staff and administration send their sincerest condolences to the families of these individuals during this time.

The NCDHD TestNe clinics will resume next week with the following schedule:

  • Monday, September 28th in Bassett from 11am – 1 pm at the fairgrounds
  • Tuesday, September 29th in O’Neill from 8:30 am – 10:30 am. Use the East ally access for the drive-thru clinic in the back of the NCDHD building.
  • Wednesday, September 30th in Niobrara at the Trading Post from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm.

Pre-registration on testnebraska.com for a testing time is preferred, but not required. Testing at these events is free.

Case count update as of 9/23/2020 at 3:00 PM: 599 Total Cases (TC), 299 Recoveries (R), and 16 Deaths (D). A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 66, R: 27, D: 1         Keya Paha: TC: 2, R: 1

Boyd: TC: 20, R: 10                         Knox: TC: 171, R: 84

Brown: TC: 29, R: 11, D: 2             Pierce: TC: 111, R: 67, D:8

Cherry: TC: 77, R: 42, D:4               Rock: TC: 53, R:26

Holt: TC: 70, R: 31, D: 1

Updated: 9/23/2020


NCDHD COVID-19 Updates & TestNE Public Clinic This Week

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 28 additional cases in the district: 4-Holt, 10-Knox, 8 -Antelope, 1-Cherry, 3-Pierce, 1-Brown, and 1-Rock.

NCDHD will be hosting one more public TestNe clinic this week at the following location:

  • Wednesday, September 23rd in Niobrara at the Trading Post from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Pre-registration on testnebraska.com for a testing time is preferred, but not required. Testing at these events is free.

NCDHD is pleased to report 61 recoveries since last week’s recovery report; 15- Knox, 3- Antelope, 12-Pierce, 7-Holt, 12-Cherry, 8-Rock, and 4-Brown.

Case count update as of 9/22/2020 at 3:00 PM: 578 Total Cases (TC), 299 Recoveries (R), and 15 Deaths (D). A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 65, R: 27, D: 1         Keya Paha: TC: 2, R: 1

Boyd: TC: 17, R: 10                         Knox: TC: 165, R: 84

Brown: TC: 29, R: 11, D: 1             Pierce: TC: 109, R: 67, D:8

Cherry: TC: 76, R: 42, D:4               Rock: TC: 51, R:26, D: 1

Holt: TC: 64, R: 31

Updated: 9/22/2020


NCDHD COVID-19 Updates & TestNE Public Clinics This Week

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 39 additional cases in the district: 4- Holt, 11- Knox, 6- Cherry, 7-Antelope, 2-Pierce, 8-Brown, 1-Boyd. Additionally, NCDHD regrets to inform the district on notification of 1 death in Rock County.

NCDHD will be hosting public TestNe clinics this week at the following locations:

  • Tuesday, September 22nd in O’Neill from 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM, access the drive-thru clinic through the East ally entrance behind the NCDHD office.
  • Wednesday, September 23rd in Niobrara at the Trading Post from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Cherry County Clinic is also hosting a public TestNe Clinic this week:

  • Tuesday, September 22nd from 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Pre-registration on testnebraska.com for a testing time is preferred, but not required. Testing at these events is free.

The office of Governor Pete Ricketts has issued an updated Directed Health Measures (DHM) to include details about quarantine and isolation instructions for school aged individuals, teachers, staff, and administration effective today, September 21st, 2020 through October 31st, 2020. To view the updated DHM visit the Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 Directed Health Measures page at dhhs.ne.gov.

Case count update as of 9/21/2020 at 3:00 PM: 550 Total Cases (TC), 238 Recoveries (R), and 15 Deaths (D). A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 57, R: 24, D: 1         Keya Paha: TC: 2, R: 1

Boyd: TC: 17, R: 10                          Knox: TC: 155, R: 69

Brown: TC: 28, R: 7 D: 1                 Pierce: TC: 106, R: 55, D:8

Cherry: TC: 75, R: 30, D:4               Rock: TC: 50, R:18, D: 1

Holt: TC: 60, R: 24

Updated: 9/21/2020


NCDHD COVID-19 Updates & TestNE Public Clinics

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 29 additional cases in the district; 4- Antelope, 5-Pierce, 3-Boyd, 4-Rock, 5-Knox, 5-Cherry, and 3-Holt.

NCDHD will be hosting public TestNe clinics next week at the following locations:

  • Monday, September 21st in Bassett from 11 AM – 1PM at the fairgrounds
  • Tuesday, September 22nd in O’Neill from 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM, access the drive-thru clinic through the East ally entrance behind the NCDHD office.
  • Wednesday, September 23rd in Niobrara at the Trading Post from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Pre-registration on testnebraska.com for a testing time is preferred, but not required. Testing at these events is free.

Case count update as of 9/18/2020 at 3:00 PM: 511 Total Cases (TC), 238 Recoveries (R), and 14 Deaths (D). A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 50, R: 24, D: 1          Keya Paha: TC: 2, R: 1

Boyd: TC: 16, R: 1                            Knox: TC: 144, R: 69

Brown: TC: 20, R: 7 D: 1                  Pierce: TC: 104, R: 55, D:8

Cherry: TC: 69, R: 30, D:4                Rock: TC: 50, R:18

Holt: TC: 56, R: 24

Updated: 9/18/2020


NCDHD COVID-19 Updates, 1st Positive Equine WNV Case, and Osmond TestNE Clinic

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 26 additional cases in the district. Nine cases in the district, through case investigations, have been determined to be due from community spread: 2- Antelope, 1- Cherry, 1- Rock, 1- Brown, 2- Pierce, and 2- Holt. Eleven cases in the district, through case investigations, have been determined to be due from close contacts with confirmed positive COVID-19 cases: 1- Antelope, 2- Cherry, 5- Rock, 2- Brown, and 1- Knox . Six cases in the district are still under investigation 1- Keya Paha, 1-Cherry, 2-Pierce, 1-Knox, and 1-Boyd.

NCDHD has also been made aware of the first positive equine West Nile Virus case in the district in Holt County. There are three commercially available West Nile Virus equine vaccines. If you are an equine owner, talk to your veterinarian about vaccinating for West Nile Virus.

NCDHD will be hosting a Test Nebraska Public Clinic tomorrow at Osmond Community Schools from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. The clinic will be held behind the school, follow the loop to access the drive-through clinic. To sign up, please visit www.testnebraska.com to register for an appointment time.

Case count update as of 9/17/2020 at 3:00 PM: 482 Total Cases (TC), 238 Recoveries (R), and 14 Deaths (D). A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 46, R: 24, D: 1             Keya Paha: TC: 2, R: 1

Boyd: TC: 13, R: 10                            Knox: TC: 139, R: 69

Brown: TC: 20, R: 7 D: 1                     Pierce: TC: 99, R: 55, D:8

Cherry: TC: 64, R: 30, D:4                   Rock: TC: 46, R:18

Holt: TC: 53, R: 24

Updated: 9/17/2020


NCDHD COVID-19 Case Count Updates and Test Nebraska Clinic in O’Neill Tomorrow

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 27 additional cases in the district. Six cases in the district, through case investigations, have been determined to be due from community spread: 1- Antelope, 1- Brown, 1-Cherry, 2-Pierce, and 1- Knox. Thirteen cases in the district, through case investigations, have been determined to be due from close contacts with confirmed positive COVID-19 cases: 5- Pierce, 1-Rock, 4-Knox, and 3-Holt. Eight cases in the district are still under investigation: 1- Antelope, 1-Brown, 3-Rock, 1-Knox, 1-Boyd, and 1- Holt.

NCDHD will be hosting a Test Nebraska clinic tomorrow, Thursday, September 17, 2020 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM located in O’Neill at the back of the NCDHD building. Please enter the drive-through clinic through the East ally entrance. Register online at testnebraska.com. Testing for this clinic is free.

Case count update as of 9/16/2020 at 3:00 PM: 456 Total Cases (TC), 238 Recoveries (R), and 14 Deaths (D). A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 43, R: 24, D: 1             Keya Paha: TC: 1, R: 1

Boyd: TC: 12, R: 10                            Knox: TC: 137, R: 69

Brown: TC: 17, R: 7 D: 1                      Pierce: TC: 95, R: 55, D:8

Cherry: TC: 60, R: 30, D:4                    Rock: TC: 40, R:18

Holt: TC: 51, R: 24

Updated: 9/16/2020


NCDHD COVID-19 Case Count Updates

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 18 additional cases in the district. Eight cases in the district, through case investigations, have been determined to be due from community spread: 4 – Knox, 1 – Brown, 1 – Pierce, 1 – Antelope, and 1 – Cherry. Nine cases in the district, through case investigations, have been determined to be due from close contacts with confirmed positive COVID-19 cases: 2 – Knox, 2- Brown, 1- Pierce, 2 – Holt, 1- Antelope, and 1 – Cherry. One case in Knox County is still under investigation.

NCDHD is pleased to report 60 recoveries throughout the district since last recovery reporting last Tuesday, September 8th:

11 – Rock

10 – Knox

1 – Antelope

4 – Holt

13 – Cherry

19 – Pierce

2 – Brown

Case count update as of 9/15/2020 at 3:00 PM: 429 Total Cases (TC), 238 Recoveries (R), and 14 Deaths (D). A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 41, R: 24, D: 1             Keya Paha: TC: 1, R: 1

Boyd: TC: 11, R: 10                             Knox: TC: 131, R: 69

Brown: TC: 15, R: 7 D: 1                      Pierce: TC: 88, R: 55, D:8

Cherry: TC: 59, R: 30, D:4                   Rock: TC: 36, R:18

Holt: TC: 47, R: 24

Updated: 9/15/2020


NCDHD COVID-19 Case Count Updates

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 21 additional cases in the district. Fifteen cases in the district, through case investigations, have been determined to be due from community spread: 4 – Knox, 1 Brown, 6- Holt, 1- Pierce, 2-Rock, and 1 – Cherry. Six cases in the district, through case investigations, have been determined to be due from close contacts with confirmed positive COVID-19 cases: 3 – Knox, 1- Boyd, 1- Brown, and  1- Pierce.

Case count update as of 9/14/2020 at 3:00 PM: 411 Total Cases (TC), 178 Recoveries (R), and 14 Deaths (D). A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 39, R: 23, D: 1             Keya Paha: TC: 1, R: 1

Boyd: TC: 11, R: 10                             Knox: TC: 124, R: 59

Brown: TC: 12, R: 5 D: 1                      Pierce: TC: 86, R: 36, D:8

Cherry: TC: 57, R: 17, D:4                      Rock: TC: 36, R:7

Holt: TC: 45, R: 20

Updated: 9/14/2020


NCDHD COVID-19 Updates

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 28 additional cases in the district. Twelve cases in the district, through case investigations, have been determined to be due from community spread: 1- Holt, 1- Rock, 1 – Pierce, 5- Antelope, 1- Brown, 1- Knox, and 2 – Cherry. Sixteen cases in the district, through case investigations, have been determined to be due from close contacts with confirmed positive COVID-19 cases: 3 – Holt, 8 – Rock, 2- Pierce, and 3- Antelope.

NCDHD regrets to inform the district of notification of an additional death in the district, a female in her 90s in Brown County. The NCDHD staff and administration send their sincerest condolences to the family during this time.

Case count update as of 9/11/2020 at 3:00 PM: 390 Total Cases (TC), 178 Recoveries (R), and 14 Deaths (D). A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.
Antelope: TC: 39, R: 23, D: 1

Keya Paha: TC: 1, R: 1
Boyd: TC: 10, R: 10

Knox: TC: 117, R: 59
Brown: TC: 10, R: 5 D: 1

Pierce: TC: 84, R: 36, D:8

Cherry: TC: 56, R: 17, D:4

Rock: TC: 34, R:7

Holt: TC: 39, R: 20

Updated: 9/11/2020


NCDHD COVID-19 & Risk Dial Updates

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 14 additional cases in the district. Seven cases in the district, through case investigations, have been determined to be due from community spread: 2 – Holt, 1 – Pierce, 1 – Antelope, 2 – Rock, and 1- Knox. Six cases in the district, through case investigations, have been determined to be due from close contacts with confirmed positive COVID-19 cases: 3 – Pierce and 3 – Rock. One new case is currently under investigation in Holt County.

NCDHD regrets to inform the district of notification of four additional deaths in the district. Two deaths in Cherry County, a male in his 80s and a female in her 80s. Additionally, two deaths in Pierce County, both females in their 80s. The NCDHD staff and administration send their sincerest condolences to these families during this time.

NCDHD would like to remind the district that each Wednesday by the end of business day the NCDHD district risk dial is updated. Visit ncdhd.ne.gov to access a link to the risk dial.

Case count update as of 9/8/2020 at 3:00 PM: 362 Total Cases (TC), 178 Recoveries (R), and 13 Deaths (D). A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 31, R: 23, D: 1             Keya Paha: TC: 1, R: 1

Boyd: TC: 10, R: 10                               Knox: TC: 116, R: 59

Brown: TC: 9, R: 5                                 Pierce: TC: 81, R: 36, D:8

Cherry: TC: 54, R: 17, D:4                      Rock: TC: 25, R:7

Holt: TC: 35, R: 20

Updated: 9/8/2020


Positive COVID-19 Case Update

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 10 additional cases in the district today. One case in Holt County, five cases in Cherry County, two cases in Pierce County, one case for Knox County, and one case in Antelope County through case investigations, have been determined to be from close contact with confirmed COVID-19 positive cases.

North Central District Health Department will resume case update reporting the afternoon of Tuesday, September 8th.

Case count update as of 9/4/2020 at 3:00 PM: 322 Total Cases (TC), 131 Recoveries (R), and 9 Deaths (D). A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 28, R: 20, D: 1                Keya Paha: TC: 1, R: 0

Boyd: TC: 10, R: 9                                 Knox: TC: 110, R: 44

Brown: TC: 7, R: 4                                 Pierce: TC: 69, R: 22, D:6

Cherry: TC: 49, R: 12, D:2                     Rock: TC: 19, R:4

Holt: TC: 29, R: 16

Updated: 9/4/2020


Positive COVID-19 Cases and Notification of Additional Reporting

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 11 additional cases in the district today. One case in Cherry County, four cases in Rock County, and one case in Holt County, through case investigation, have been determined to be from close contact with confirmed COVID-19 positive cases. One case in Cherry County, two cases in Antelope County, and two cases in Rock County, through case investigation, have been determined to be from community spread.

NCDHD would also like to inform the district that we have been aware of information on 23 additional cases reported from the Santee Sioux Nation. These cases are now included in the dashboard and the Knox County case counts. The dashboard and case count information will be updated with active cases and recoveries as that information becomes available. Case investigations and contact tracing is complete resulting in identifying that some cases are due to community spread and some due to close contacts with other positive cases. NCDHD would like to note that none of these cases were identified through the recent testing event.

NCDHD updates the district risk dial each Wednesday by end of business day. This week the risk in the NCDHD area remains in the yellow with a slight increase since last week. Visit the NCDHD homepage to access the NCDHD Risk Dial and District Dashboard.

Case count update as of 9/2/2020 at 3:00 PM: 301 Total Cases (TC), 131 Recoveries (R), and 7 Deaths (D). A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 27, R: 20, D: 1             Keya Paha: TC: 1, R: 0

Boyd: TC: 10, R: 9                              Knox: TC: 104, R: 44

Brown: TC: 7, R: 4                              Pierce: TC: 66, R: 22, D:5

Cherry: TC: 42, R: 12, D:1                  Rock: TC: 18, R:4

Holt: TC: 26, R: 16

Updated: 9/2/2020


Positive COVID-19 Cases and Notification of Additional Reporting

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 11 additional cases in the district today. One case in Cherry County, four cases in Rock County, and one case in Holt County, through case investigation, have been determined to be from close contact with confirmed COVID-19 positive cases. One case in Cherry County, two cases in Antelope County, and two cases in Rock County, through case investigation, have been determined to be from community spread.

NCDHD would also like to inform the district that we have been aware of information on 23 additional cases reported from the Santee Sioux Nation. These cases are now included in the dashboard and the Knox County case counts. The dashboard and case count information will be updated with active cases and recoveries as that information becomes available. Case investigations and contact tracing is complete resulting in identifying that some cases are due to community spread and some due to close contacts with other positive cases. NCDHD would like to note that none of these cases were identified through the recent testing event.

NCDHD updates the district risk dial each Wednesday by end of business day. This week the risk in the NCDHD area remains in the yellow with a slight increase since last week. Visit the NCDHD homepage to access the NCDHD Risk Dial and District Dashboard.

Case count update as of 9/2/2020 at 3:00 PM: 301 Total Cases (TC), 131 Recoveries (R), and 7 Deaths (D). A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 27, R: 20, D: 1               Keya Paha: TC: 1, R: 0

Boyd: TC: 10, R: 9                                Knox: TC: 104, R: 44

Brown: TC: 7, R: 4                                Pierce: TC: 66, R: 22, D:5

Cherry: TC: 42, R: 12, D:1                    Rock: TC: 18, R:4

Holt: TC: 26, R: 16

Updated: 9/1/2020


COVID-19 Positive Cases in Cherry, Holt, Knox, and Rock Counties

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 13 additional cases in the district. Four cases in Cherry County, one case in Rock County, and one case in Knox County, through case investigation, have been determined to be from close contact with confirmed COVID-19 positive cases. One case in Cherry County, two cases in Rock County, one case in Knox County, and two cases in Holt County through case investigation, have been determined to be from community spread. One case in Knox County is currently under investigation.

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Case count update as of 8/31/2020 at 3:00 PM: 253 Total Cases (TC), 107 Recoveries (R), and 6 Deaths (D). A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 25, R: 18, D: 1                Keya Paha: TC: 1, R: 0

Boyd: TC: 10, R: 7                                 Knox: TC: 75, R: 38

Brown: TC: 6, R: 0                                 Pierce: TC: 63, R: 21, D:4

Cherry: TC: 38, R: 5, D:1                        Rock: TC: 11, R: 3

Holt: TC: 24, R: 15

Update: 8/31/2020


COVID-19 Case Report and Test Nebraska Clinic Sites Next Week

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 13 additional cases in the district. Two cases in Knox County, through case investigation, have been determined to be from community spread. One case in Knox County and nine cases in Cherry County, through case investigation, have been determined to be from close contact with positive cases. One case in Cherry County is currently under investigation.

NCDHD would like to make the district aware of upcoming Test Nebraska testing clinics. Visit testnebraska.com and click Start Now to sign up for a testing time and location. The next three weeks of clinic schedules in our area are as follows:

Monday- Bassett at Rock Co Fair Grounds 11a-1p

Tuesday- O’Neill at NCDHD 8:30a-10:30a

– Plainview at CHI Health 7:30a-9:30a

– Valentine at Cherry Co Hospital- 8:30a-11:30a

Wednesday- Niobrara 10:30a-12:30p at the Niobrara Trading Post

(248 Walnut St. Niobrara, NE 68760)

Thursday- Plainview at CHI Health 11a-1p

One-time event in coordination with the Santee Health Center will occur on Tuesday, September 1st from 10a-3p. Event will be held at the Santee Health Center (110 S Visiting Eagle).

Case count update as of 8/28/2020 at 3:00 PM: 240 Total Cases (TC), 107 Recoveries (R), and 6 Deaths (D). A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 25, R: 18, D: 1                Keya Paha: TC: 1, R: 0

Boyd: TC: 10, R: 7                                 Knox: TC: 72, R: 38

Brown: TC: 6, R: 0                                 Pierce: TC: 63, R: 21, D:4

Cherry: TC: 33, R: 5, D:1                        Rock: TC: 8, R: 3

Holt: TC: 22, R: 15

Update: 8/28/2020


COVID-19 Positive Cases in Cherry, Knox, Rock, and Holt Counties

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of eight additional cases in the district. Three cases in Cherry County have been identified, through case investigations, to be due from close contact with positive cases. Five cases in the district have been identified through case investigations, to be due to community spread: one case in Cherry County, two cases in Knox County, one case in Rock County, and one case in Holt County. All close contacts with these cases have been identified and asked to quarantine.

Case count update as of 8/27/2020 at 3:00 PM: 227 Total Cases (TC), 107 Recoveries (R), and 6 Deaths (D). A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 25, R: 18, D: 1                Keya Paha: TC: 1, R: 0

Boyd: TC: 10, R: 7                                 Knox: TC: 69, R: 38

Brown: TC: 6, R: 0                                 Pierce: TC: 63, R: 21, D:4

Cherry: TC: 23, R: 5, D:1                        Rock: TC: 8, R: 3

Holt: TC: 22, R: 15

Updated: 8/28/2020


COVID-19 Case Updates

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 12 additional positive COVID-19 cases in the district. Six cases, through case investigations have been deemed to be from close contact to confirmed positive cases: three in Cherry County, one in Knox County, and two in Pierce County. All close contacts with these cases have been identified and asked to quarantine. Four cases, through case investigations have been deemed to be from community spread: one in Cherry County, one in Keya Paha County, one in Knox County, and one in Pierce County. All close contacts with these cases have been identified and asked to quarantine. Two cases remain under investigation: one in Holt County and one in Pierce County.

NCDHD regrets to inform the district of two additional COVID-19 deaths in the district both from Pierce county. One case was a male in his 90s with underlying health conditions and the second case was a female in her 90s with underlying health conditions. NCDHD staff and administration send their sympathies to the families of those who have passed during this difficult time.

Case count update as of 8/26/2020 at 3:00 PM: 219 Total Cases (TC), 107 Recoveries (R), and 6 Deaths (D). A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 25, R: 18, D: 1           Keya Paha: TC: 1, R: 0

Boyd: TC: 10, R: 7                            Knox: TC: 67, R: 38

Brown: TC: 6, R: 0                            Pierce: TC: 63, R: 21, D:4

Cherry: TC: 19, R: 5, D:1                  Rock: TC: 7, R: 3

Holt: TC: 21, R: 15

Update: 8/26/2020


Positive COVID-19 Cases in Brown, Cherry, Holt, Knox, Pierce Counties and Recovery Update

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 13 additional positive COVID-19 cases in the district. Four cases, through case investigations have been deemed to be from close contact to confirmed positive cases: two cases in Pierce County and two cases in Knox County. Five cases, through case investigations have been deemed to be from community spread: three cases in Cherry County, one case in Brown County, and one case in Holt County. Four cases are currently under investigation in Knox County.

NCDHD has seven recoveries to report across the district: three in Pierce County, two in Boyd County, one in Knox County, and one in Holt County.

Case count update as of 8/25/2020 at 3:00 PM: 207 Total Cases (TC), 107 Recoveries (R), and 4 Deaths (D). A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 25, R: 18, D: 1           Keya Paha: TC:  0

Boyd: TC: 10, R: 7                              Knox: TC: 65, R: 38

Brown: TC: 6, R: 0                              Pierce: TC: 59, R: 21, D:2

Cherry: TC: 15, R: 5, D:1                   Rock: TC: 7, R: 3

Holt: TC: 20, R: 15

Update: 8/25/2020


Positive COVID-19 Cases in Antelope, Cherry, Holt, Knox, Pierce, and Rock Counties

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 17 additional positive COVID-19 cases in the district. 13 cases are due to direct exposures with positive cases: one in Antelope, one in Cherry, one in Holt, eight in Knox, one in Pierce, and one in Rock counties. All close contacts with direct exposures have been identified and asked to quarantine.

Four additional cases are due to community spread, one in Antelope, two in Holt, and one in Knox Counties. Community spread is present in several counties in the district, and as a district, residents should assume it is present in our communities. Please wear a mask in public when social distancing is difficult and practice good hand washing and social distancing.

Case count update as of 8/24/2020 at 3:00 PM: 194 Total Cases (TC), 100 Recoveries (R), and 4 Deaths (D). A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 25, R: 18, D: 1           Keya Paha: TC:  0

Boyd: TC: 10, R: 5                              Knox: TC: 59, R: 37

Brown: TC: 5, R: 0                              Pierce: TC: 57, R: 18, D:2

Cherry: TC: 12, R: 5, D:1                   Rock: TC: 7, R: 3

Holt: TC: 19, R: 14

Updated: 8/24/2020


Positive COVID-19 Cases in Pierce and Knox Counties, Additional Death, Update on Cases Under Investigation

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of seven (7) additional positive COVID-19 Cases in the district. Four (4) cases in Pierce county through case investigations, have been determined to be due to close contact with a positive case.  All close contacts related with these cases have been contacted and asked to quarantine. Three (3) cases in Knox County are currently under investigation.

NCDHD regrets to inform the district of the fourth confirmed death in the district. The resident was from Pierce County. NCDHD staff and administration send our sincerest condolences to the family during this time.

Additionally, NCDHD would like to provide an update on the two cases from Knox and Antelope counties yesterday. Through investigations it was determined that the Knox County case was due to community spread, and the Antelope case was due to close contact with a positive case. All close contacts have been reached and asked to quarantine.

NCDHD has contracted with Test Nebraska to provide COVID-19 testing clinics throughout the district. Watch our social media postings and releases as we work to expand our testing site dates and locations. NCDHD will be holding clinics in Bassett on Monday, 8/24 from 11 AM – 1 PM at the Rock County Fairgrounds, and in O’Neill on Tuesday, 8/25 from 8:30 am – 10:30 am at the NCDHD office. Please use the East alley entrance to the back door of the NCDHD building. Cherry County Hospital and CHI Plainview have established testing sites as well. Visit testnebraska.com to sign up for a testing time and location for a date or location that works best for you.

Case count update as of 8/21/2020 at 3:00 PM: 177 Total Cases (TC), 100 Recoveries (R), and 4 Deaths (D). A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 23, R: 18, D: 1           Keya Paha: TC:  0

Boyd: TC: 10, R: 5                              Knox: TC: 50, R: 37

Brown: TC: 5, R: 0                              Pierce: TC: 56, R: 18, D:2

Cherry: TC: 11, R: 5, D:1                   Rock: TC: 6, R: 3

Holt: TC: 16, R: 14

Updated: 8/21/2020


Positive COVID-19 Cases in Antelope, Boyd, Holt, Knox, and Rock Counties

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of six (6) additional positive COVID-19 Cases in the district. Two (2) cases in Boyd county through case investigations, have been determined to be due to close contact with a positive case. One (1) case in Holt County, through case investigation, has been determined to be due to close contact with a positive case. One (1) case in Rock County, though case investigation, has been determined to be due to community spread. All close contacts related with these cases have been contacted and asked to quarantine.

One (1) case in Antelope County and one (1) case in Knox County are under ongoing investigation.

Case count update as of 8/20/2020 at 3:00 PM: 170 Total Cases (TC), 100 Recoveries (R), and 3 Deaths (D). A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 23, R: 18, D: 1           Keya Paha: TC:  0

Boyd: TC: 10, R: 5                              Knox: TC: 47, R: 37

Brown: TC: 5, R: 0                              Pierce: TC: 52, R: 18, D:1

Cherry: TC: 11, R: 5, D:1                   Rock: TC: 6, R: 3

Holt: TC: 16, R: 14

Update: 8/24/2020


Positive COVID-19 Cases in Pierce and Cherry Counties and Upcoming TestNebraska Clinic

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of two (2) positive COVID-19 cases in the district. One (1) case in Pierce County, through case investigations, is due to direct contact with a positive case. All close contacts have been contacted and asked to quarantine. One (1) case in Cherry County, through case investigations, is due to community spread which has been present in the county. All close contacts have been contacted and asked to quarantine.

NCDHD will be hosting a TestNebraska testing clinic tomorrow, August 20, 2020 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM in the North Central District Health Department back alley at 422 E. Douglas Street in O’Neill. Please follow the signage to the clinic in the back alley. If you would like to get tested please visit testnebraska.com to sign up for a testing time. Bring your QR code from registration to the test site with you. NCDHD will be expanding our TestNebraska clinic schedule soon. Additional dates and information on clinic times will be available soon.

Case count update as of 8/19/2020 at 3:00 PM: 164 Total Cases (TC), 100 Recoveries (R), and 3 Deaths (D). A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 22, R: 18, D: 1           Keya Paha: TC:  0

Boyd: TC: 8, R: 5                                Knox: TC: 46, R: 37

Brown: TC: 5, R: 0                             Pierce: TC: 52, R: 18, D:1

Cherry: TC: 11, R: 5, D:1                   Rock: TC: 5, R: 3

Holt: TC: 15, R: 14

updated: 8/19/2020


Positive COVID-19 Cases in Knox, Rock, and Pierce Counties

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of four (4) additional cases in the district. One (1) case in Pierce County and one (1) case in Knox County, through case investigation have been deemed due to close contact with a positive case. One (1) case in Rock county and one (1) case in Pierce County, through case investigation have been deemed due to community spread. All close contacts with all cases have been contacted and asked to quarantine.

Moving forward NCDHD will be reporting out recoveries on Tuesday’s. This week NCDHD is pleased to report 13 additional recoveries in the district.

1 – Antelope

3 – Boyd

1 – Cherry

5 – Holt

1 – Pierce

2 – Knox

Additionally, NCDHD regrets to inform the district of the third confirmed death in the district. The resident was from Cherry County. NCDHD staff and administration send our sincerest condolences to the family during this time.

Case count update as of 8/18/2020 at 3:00 PM: 162 Total Cases (TC), 100 Recoveries (R), and 3 Deaths (D). A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 22, R: 18, D: 1           Keya Paha: TC:  0

Boyd: TC: 8, R: 5                                Knox: TC: 46, R: 37

Brown: TC: 5, R: 0                             Pierce: TC: 51, R: 18, D:1

Cherry: TC: 10, R: 4, D:1                   Rock: TC: 5, R: 3

Holt: TC: 15, R: 14

Updated: 8/18/2020


Positive COVID-19 Cases in Cherry, Knox, and Pierce Counties

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 17 additional positive COVID-19 cases in the district. 4 cases are in Cherry County, 2 cases are in Knox County, and 11 cases are in Pierce County. All cases have been contacted and all close contacts have been identified and asked to quarantine. Residents in these counties should assume that COVID-19 is present in their community and continue to take precautions and follow guidance issued by NCDHD, schools, and the State of Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

NCDHD has reported 50 new COVID-19 cases in the district since last Monday. NCDHD would like to continue to encourage all district residents to social distance, wear a mask in public when social distancing is difficult, continue to wash hands frequently and follow quarantine or isolation instructions if they are given to you.

Case count update as of 8/17/2020 at 3:00 PM: 158 Total Cases (TC), 88 Recoveries (R), and 2 Deaths (D). A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 22, R: 17, D: 1           Keya Paha: TC:  0

Boyd: TC: 8, R: 2                                Knox: TC: 45, R: 35

Brown: TC: 5, R: 0                             Pierce: TC: 49, R: 17, D:1

Cherry: TC: 10, R: 5                           Rock: TC: 4, R: 3

Holt: TC: 15, R: 9

Updated: 8/18/2020


Positive COVID-19 Cases in Knox and Brown Counties

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of three (3) additional positive COVID-19 cases in the district. Two (2) cases in Knox County and one (1) case in Brown County, through case investigation, have been determined to be resulting from close contact with positive cases.

Case count update as of 8/14/2020 at 3:00 PM: 141 Total Cases (TC), 88 Recoveries (R), and 2 Deaths (D). A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 22, R: 17, D: 1           Keya Paha: TC:  0

Boyd: TC: 8, R: 2                                Knox: TC: 43, R: 35

Brown: TC: 5, R: 0                             Pierce: TC: 38, R: 17, D:1

Cherry: TC: 6, R: 5                             Rock: TC: 4, R: 3

Holt: TC: 15, R: 9

Updated: 08/14/2020


Sixteen Positive COVID-19 Cases and Second Death to Report in the District

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 16 additional positive COVID-19 cases in the district. Two (2) cases in Antelope County, one (1) case in Boyd County, one (1) case in Brown County, three (3) cases in Knox County, six (6) cases in Pierce County, and one (1) case in Rock County that through case investigations have been determined to be due from close contacts with positive cases. One (1) case in Brown County, one (1) case in Holt County through case investigations have been determined to be due to from community spread. All close contacts with all cases have been identified and asked to quarantine.

Additionally, North Central District Health Department is saddened to inform the district of the second COVID-19 related death in the district. The case was a Pierce County male in his 70s and was reported to have underlying health conditions.

NCDHD has reported out 29 new positive COVID-19 cases, nine (9) recoveries, and one (1) death in the district since reporting on Monday of this week.

Case count update as of 8/13/2020 at 3:00 PM: 138 Total Cases (TC), 88 Recoveries (R), and 2 Deaths (D). A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 22, R: 17, D: 1              Keya Paha: TC:  0

Boyd: TC: 8, R: 2                                Knox: TC: 41, R: 35

Brown: TC: 4, R: 0                             Pierce: TC: 38, R: 17, D:1

Cherry: TC: 6, R: 5                             Rock: TC: 4, R: 3

Holt: TC: 15, R: 9

updated: 8/13/2020


Positive COVID-19 Cases in Antelope, Boyd, Brown, and Pierce Counties 

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of seven (7) additional positive COVID-19 cases in the district today. One (1) case in Boyd County and one (1) case in Brown County, through case investigations, have both been determined to be from community spread. All close contacts have been identified and asked to quarantine. One (1) case in Antelope and four (4) cases in Pierce County, through case investigations, have been determined to be due to close contacts.

Case count update as of 8/12/2020 at 3:00 PM: 122 Total Cases (TC), 88 Recoveries (R), and 1 Death (D). A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 20 R: 17, D: 1            Keya Paha: TC:  0

Boyd: TC: 7, R: 2                                Knox: TC: 38 R: 35

Brown: TC: 2, R: 0                             Pierce: TC: 32 R: 17

Cherry: TC: 6 R: 5                              Rock: TC: 3, R: 3

Holt: TC: 14 R: 9

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Positive COVID-19 Cases and Recoveries

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of six (6) additional positive COVID-19 cases in Pierce County.  Each case is due to close contacts with a positive case. All close contacts related with each case have been identified and asked to quarantine.

North Central District Health Department would also like to report out nine (9) recoveries across the district:

1 – Antelope

1 – Boyd

2 – Cherry

4 – Knox

1 – Rock

Case count update as of 8/11/2020 at 3:00 PM: 115 Total Cases (TC), 88 Recoveries (R), and 1 Death (D). A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 19 R: 17, D: 1            Keya Paha: TC:  0

Boyd: TC: 6, R: 2                                Knox: TC: 38 R: 35

Brown: TC: 1, R: 0                             Pierce: TC: 28 R: 17

Cherry: TC: 6 R: 5                              Rock: TC: 3, R: 3

Holt: TC: 14 R: 9

Updated: 8/11/2020


Positive COVID-19 Cases in Boyd, Brown, Cherry, Knox, and Pierce Counties

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of seven (7) additional positive COVID-19 cases in the district.

One (1) case in Boyd County has been determined through case investigation to be due to community spread. All close contacts have been identified and asked to quarantine.

One (1) case in Brown County has been determined through case investigation to be due to community spread. All close contacts have been identified and asked to quarantine.

One (1) case in Cherry County has been determined through case investigation to be due to community spread. All close contacts have been identified and asked to quarantine.

Two (2) cases have been reported in Knox County. One (1) case through case investigation has been determined to be from close contact with a positive case. Close contacts have been identified and asked to quarantine. Additionally, one (1) case was due to community spread. All close contacts have been identified and asked to quarantine.

Two (2) cases have been reported in Pierce County. Both cases have been determined through case investigation to be due to direct contact with a positive COVID-19 case.

Case count update as of 8/10/2020 at 3:00 PM: 109 Total Cases (TC), 79 Recoveries (R), and 1 Death (D). A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 19 R: 16, D: 1             Keya Paha: TC: 0

Boyd: TC: 6, R: 1                                   Knox: TC: 38 R: 31

Brown: TC: 1, R: 0                                Pierce: TC: 22 R: 17

Cherry: TC: 6 R: 3                                 Rock: TC: 3, R: 2

Holt: TC: 14 R: 9//

updated: 8/10/2020


Positive COVID-19 Cases in Holt and Pierce Counties

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of two (2) additional positive COVID-19 cases in the district.  One (1) case in Holt County has been determined through case investigation to be due to community spread. All close contacts have been identified and asked to quarantine. One (1) case in Pierce County is currently under investigation.

Case count update as of 8/6/2020 at 3:00 PM: 102 Total Cases (TC), 79 Recoveries (R), and 1 Death (D). A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 19 R: 16, D: 1            Keya Paha: TC:  0

Boyd: TC: 5, R: 1                                Knox: TC: 36 R: 31

Brown: TC: 0                                      Pierce: TC: 20 R: 17

Cherry: TC: 5 R: 3                              Rock: TC: 3, R: 2

Holt: TC: 14 R: 9/

updated: 8/7/2020


Positive COVID-19 Cases in Boyd and Pierce Counties

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of five (5) additional positive COVID-19 cases in the district.  Two (2) cases in Boyd County are due to community spread and all close contacts have been identified and asked to quarantine. Two (2) cases in Boyd County are due to direct contact with a confirmed case and all close contacts have been identified and asked to quarantine. One (1) case in Pierce County is due to direct contact with a confirmed case and all close contacts have been identified and asked to quarantine.

Case count update as of 8/6/2020 at 3:00 PM: 100 Total Cases (TC), 79 Recoveries (R), and 1 Death (D). A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 19 R: 16, D: 1            Keya Paha: TC:  0

Boyd: TC: 5, R: 1                                Knox: TC: 36 R: 31

Brown: TC: 0                                      Pierce: TC: 19 R: 17

Cherry: TC: 5 R: 3                              Rock: TC: 3, R: 2

Holt: TC: 13 R: 9

Updated: 8/6/2020


Positive COVID-19 Cases in Cherry, Holt, Knox, Pierce, Rock, Counties

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of five (5) additional positive COVID-19 cases in the district.  One (1) case in Cherry County is currently under investigation. One (1) case in Holt County is due direct contact with a positive case and all close contacts have been contacted and asked to quarantine. One (1) case in Knox County is due to community spread and all close contacts have been identified and asked to quarantine. One (1) case in Pierce County is due to community spread and all close contacts have been notified and asked to quarantine. One (1) case in Rock County is due to community spread and all close contacts have been identified and asked to quarantine.

Case count update as of 8/5/2020 at 3:00 PM: 95 Total Cases (TC), 79 Recoveries (R), and 1 Death (D). A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 19 R: 16, D: 1            Keya Paha: TC:  0

Boyd: TC: 1, R: 1                                Knox: TC: 36 R: 31

Brown: TC: 0                                      Pierce: TC: 18 R: 17

Cherry: TC: 5 R: 3                              Rock: TC: 3, R: 2

Holt: TC: 13 R: 9

Updated: 8/5/2020


Positive COVID-19 Case in Holt County, Nine New Recoveries in District

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of an additional positive COVID-19 case in Holt County. Through case investigation, all close contacts have been identified, contacted, and asked to quarantine. It has been determined the case contracted the illness through travel to an area with widespread transmission.

NCDHD has nine (9) new recoveries to report across the district: 3-Knox, 3-Holt, 1-Cherry, 1-Pierce, 1-Antelope.

Case count update as of 8/4/2020 at 3:00 PM: 90 Total Cases (TC), 79 Recoveries (R), and 1 Death (D). A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 19 R: 16, D: 1            Keya Paha: TC:  0

Boyd: TC: 1, R: 1                                Knox: TC: 35 R: 31

Brown: TC: 0                                      Pierce: TC: 17 R: 17

Cherry: TC: 4 R: 3                              Rock: TC: 2, R: 2

Holt: TC: 12 R: 9

Updated: 8/4/2020


Positive COVID-19 Cases in Antelope, Holt, and Knox Counties

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of five (5) additional positive COVID-19 cases in the district. Through case investigations, it was determined two (2) cases in Knox County were contracted by community spread, one (1) case in Knox County was due to direct contact with a positive case, one (1) case in Holt County was contracted through community spread, and one (1) case in Antelope county was contracted through community spread. All close contacts have been determined and asked to quarantine.

Case count update as of 8/3/2020 at 3:00 PM: 89 Total Cases (TC), 70 Recoveries (R), and 1 Death (D). A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 19 R: 15, D: 1            Keya Paha: TC:  0

Boyd: TC: 1, R: 1                                Knox: TC: 35 R: 28

Brown: TC: 0                                      Pierce: TC: 17 R: 16

Cherry: TC: 4 R: 2                              Rock: TC: 2, R: 2

Holt: TC: 11 R: 6

Updated: 8/3/2020


Positive COVID-19 Cases in Holt and Knox Counties

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of an additional positive COVID-19 case in Holt County. Through case investigation, it was determined the case contracted the illness through travel. All close contacts have been contacted and asked to quarantine. NCDHD has also been made aware of an additional positive COVID-19 case in Knox County. Through case investigation, it was determined the case contracted the illness through community spread.  The investigations is currently ongoing, and close contacts will be contacted and asked to quarantine. NCDHD would also like to report an additional recovery for Cherry County.

North Central District Health Department district counties will be moving into DHM Phase IV on Saturday, August 1, 2020. Additional information on what is changing with Phase IV can be found on the NCDHD website under the COVID-19 Updates page.

Case count update as of 7/30/2020 at 3:00 PM: 84 Total Cases (TC), 68 Recoveries (R), and 1 Death (D). A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 18 R: 15, D: 1            Keya Paha: TC:  0

Boyd: TC: 1, R: 1                                Knox: TC: 32 R: 27

Brown: TC: 0                                      Pierce: TC: 17 R: 16

Cherry: TC: 4 R: 2                              Rock: TC: 2, R: 2

Holt: TC: 10 R: 5

Updated: 7/30/2020


Moving into DHM Phase IV

Links:

Items that are remaining in the DHM (enforceable by law).

  • Gatherings:
    • INDOOR Gatherings will be limited to 75% of rated occupancy.
    • OUTDOOR Gatherings 100% of rated occupancy.
    • Gatherings include but are not limited to Indoor or Outdoor Arenas, Indoor or Outdoor Auctions, Stadiums, Tracks, Fairgrounds, Festivals, Zoos, Auditoriums, Large Event Conference Rooms, Meeting Halls, Indoor Theaters, Libraries, Swimming Pools, or any other confined indoor or outdoor space.
    • Six (6) feet separation between groups remains in guidance.
    • Plans for reopening or expanding to new capacity limits must be submitted to the local health departments and approved for all indoor and outdoor locations/venues that hold 500 or more individuals (1,000 or more in counties over 500,000 population) before reopening is permitted. The reopening plan must contain planned number of guests, how the location will meet social distancing guidelines, and sanitation guidelines.
  • Large Event Plans
    • Plans for Reopening: Except in counties with a population of five-hundred thousand (500,000) or more, venues with a rated capacity of five-hundred (500) or more individuals must submit a “plan for reopening” to the applicable Local Public Health Department BEFORE reopening, the plan must contain at a minimum the following: planned number of guests/attendees, how the venue will meet applicable social distancing guidelines, sanitation guidelines and any other applicable DHM requirement. All plans must be approved by the Local Public Health Department prior to reopening. “Plans for Reopening” previously submitted under prior DHMs will need to be resubmitted for approval, if venues intend to exceed the prior DHM’s occupancy (gathering) restrictions. For counties with a population of five-hundred-thousand (500,000) or more individuals, venues with a rated capacity of one-thousand (1,000) or more individuals must submit a “plan for reopening” to the applicable Local Public Health Department BEFORE reopening, the plan must contain at a minimum: planned number of guests/attendees, how the venue will meet applicable social distancing guidelines, sanitation guidelines and any other applicable DHM requirement. All plans must be approved by the Local Public Health Department prior to reopening. “Plans for Reopening” previously submitted under prior DHMs will need to be resubmitted for approval, if venues intend to exceed the prior DHM’s occupancy (gathering) restrictions.
  • Businesses and DHM’s
    • All businesses are hereby reminded to follow any COVID-19 related safety guidelines established or published by their respective professional, regulatory or advisory associations or agencies relating to or regarding the use of PPE
  • Positive COVID test and Close Contact
    • Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 or who have the following symptoms-fever of 100.4 F. or above, or a sudden onset of a cough or sudden onset of shortness of breath-shall home-Isolate, unless Isolated in a health care facility, for a period of no less than ten (10) days from the date of the first positive test or onset of symptoms per attached Quarantine and Isolation Directions. Individuals with the above-listed symptoms who have tested positive for influenza or an alternative diagnosis including seasonal allergies or other chronic condition not subject to Isolation under this Order.
    • Individuals who have had Close Contact (see attached Quarantine and Isolation Directions definitions) shall home-Quarantine, unless Quarantined in a health care facility, for a period of no less than fourteen (14) days from the date of their last exposure to a person who tested positive or exhibited or exhibits the above symptoms per attached Quarantine and Isolation Directions. Individuals who have had Close Contact with individuals who have tested positive for influenza or an alternative diagnosis including seasonal allergies or other chronic condition are not subject to Quarantine under this Order. (full details are in the DHM)
  • Travel
    • Every individual who enters the State of Nebraska as the final destination from any international point of origin, and individuals who reside or resided with an individual who enters the State of Nebraska as the final destination  from any international point of origin, shall home-quarantine, per attached Quarantine and Isolation Directions, for a period of no less than fourteen (14) days from the time of entry into Nebraska or the duration of the individual’s presence in Nebraska, whichever is shorter. This restriction shall not apply to individuals traveling in connection with military service or in connection with employment at a health care facility.
  • Housing
    • Any employer required by law to provide housing to an employee or worker and who provides congregate or shared housing to employees or workers, must, at minimum, ( 1) post signage throughout the shared or congregate housing communicating prevention measures such as proper cleaning, disinfection, hand washing, cough etiquette, and avoiding non-essential physical contact, (2) daily clean and disinfect shared areas in such housing, (3) perform daily verbal screening and temperature checks of all employees or workers living in employer provided shared or congregate housing, (4) provide alternative housing arrangements for any employee or worker who tests positive for COVID-19 or who have the following symptoms – fever of 100.4 F. or above, or a sudden onset of a cough or sudden onset or shortness of breath – separate from housing provided to employees or workers who test negative for COVID-19 or are without symptoms, (5) provide alternative housing arrangements for any employee or worker who had close contact with a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 case separate from housing provided to employees or workers who test negative for COVID-19 or are without symptoms, and separate from any employee or worker who tests positive for COVID-19 or who have the following symptoms – fever of 100.4 F. or above, or a sudden onset of a cough or sudden onset or shortness of breath, and (6) thoroughly clean and disinfect all housing areas where a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 case spent time.

Updated: 7/30/2020


New Positive Cases and Recoveries

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of five (5) new positive COVID-19 cases in the district. Case count and details by county are included here below:

Holt – Two (2) new positive cases. The first case has been determined to result from community-acquired transmission. The second case has been determined to have been contracted through travel. Both cases are currently in isolation. Case investigation remains ongoing for one case, while all close contacts have been identified and are in quarantine for the other.

Cherry – One (1) new positive case. This case had contracted the illness through close contact with a positive case. All additional close contacts with this case have been identified and are in quarantine and the case is currently in isolation.

Knox – One (1) new positive case. Through case investigation, it has been determined that the case had contracted the illness through travel. The case is currently in isolation and close contacts have been identified and are in quarantine.

Pierce – One (1) new positive case. Through case investigations, it has been determined that the case is the result of community spread which has been present in the county. All close contacts have been identified and asked to quarantine and the case is actively in isolation.

NCDHD would also like to report two (2) additional recoveries in Antelope county. Updated case counts and totals are detailed below.

A reminder as restrictions loosen in neighboring counties that it is still important to practice good hand hygiene, mask-wearing when social distancing can be difficult, and when not feeling well please stay home.

Case count update as of 7/23/2020 at 3:00 PM: 77 Total Cases (TC), 60 Recoveries (R), and 1 Death (D). A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 17 R: 13, D: 1            Keya Paha: TC:  0

Boyd: TC: 1, R: 1                                Knox: TC: 29 R: 27

Brown: TC: 0                                      Pierce: TC: 17 R: 11

Cherry: TC: 4 R: 1                              Rock: TC: 2, R: 2

Holt: TC: 7 R: 5

Updated: 7/23/2020


Positive Case in Antelope County

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of a new positive COVID-19 case in Antelope County. Case investigations are currently ongoing. The case is currently in isolation.

NCDHD would also like to report seven (7) additional recoveries across the district today.

Holt County – 1 new recovery

Pierce County – 1 new recovery

Knox County – 2 new recoveries

Antelope County – 3 new recoveries

New cases and recoveries are reflected in per county totals breakdown below.

Case count update as of 7/21/2020 at 2:00 PM: 72 Total Cases (TC), 58 Recoveries (R), and 1 Death (D).  Reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 17 R: 11, D: 1            Keya Paha: TC:  0

Boyd: TC: 1, R: 1                                Knox: TC: 28 R: 27

Brown: TC: 0                                      Pierce: TC: 16 R: 11

Cherry: TC: 3 R: 1                              Rock: TC: 2, R: 2

Holt: TC: 5 R: 5

Updated: 7/21/2020


Positive Cases in Pierce County

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of two (2) new positive COVID-19 case in Pierce County. Through case investigations, it was determined that the cases contracted the illness through direct contact to other positive cases. The cases are actively in quarantine.

NCDHD would also like to report two (2) additional recoveries one (1) in Pierce County and one (1) in Holt County.

Case count update as of 7/20/2020 at 3:00 PM: 71 Total Cases (TC), 51 Recoveries (R), and 1 Death (D).  Reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 16 R: 8, D: 1               Keya Paha: TC:  0

Boyd: TC: 1, R: 1                                Knox: TC: 28 R: 25

Brown: TC: 0                                      Pierce: TC: 16 R: 10

Cherry: TC: 3 R: 1                              Rock: TC: 2, R: 2

Holt: TC: 5 R: 4

Updated: 7/20/2020


Positive Case in Pierce County

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of a positive COVID-19 case in Pierce County. Through case investigation it is determined that the case contracted the illness through community spread, which has been actively present in the county.

NCDHD would also like to report two (2) additional recoveries in Pierce County.

Case count update as of 7/17/2020 at 3:00 PM: 69 Total Cases (TC), 49 Recoveries (R), and 1 Death (D).  Reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 16 R: 8, D: 1               Keya Paha: TC:  0

Boyd: TC: 1, R: 1                                Knox: TC: 28 R: 25

Brown: TC: 0                                      Pierce: TC: 14 R: 9

Cherry: TC: 3 R: 1                              Rock: TC: 2, R: 2

Holt: TC: 5 R: 3

Updated: 7/17/2020


Positive Cases in Antelope and Knox County

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of a six (6) additional COVID-19 cases.

  • Four (4) cases in Antelope County, though not all contact related to one another, are the result of direct contact with positive cases. All direct contacts have been contacted and asked to quarantine. All cases are at home in isolation.
  • One (1) case in Antelope County is due to community spread which has been present in the county. The case is in isolation at home. All direct contacts have been contacted and asked to quarantine.
  • One (1) case in Knox county results from community spread which has been present in the county. The case is currently at home in isolation and the investigation on this case is ongoing.

NCDHD would like to report three (3) additional recoveries. One (1) in Rock County and two (2)  in Knox County.

Case count update as of 7/13/2020 at 5:00 PM: 67 Total Cases (TC), 47 Recoveries (R), and 1 Death (D).  A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 16 R: 8, D: 1               Keya Paha: TC:  0

Boyd: TC: 1, R: 1                                Knox: TC: 28 R: 25

Brown: TC: 0                                      Pierce: TC: 12 R: 7

Cherry: TC: 3 R: 1                              Rock: TC: 2, R: 2

Holt: TC: 5 R: 3

Updated: 7/13/2020


Confirmed Case and Recoveries

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of one (1) additional cases in the district in Holt County. The case is due to direct contact with a confirmed case and is currently in isolation at home. NCDHD would also like to report two (2) additional recoveries in Knox County.

NCDHD would like to remind and encourage district residents to wear a mask while in public settings, especially where social distancing can be difficult. As case numbers increase in the NCDHD area and throughout Nebraska consider the impact your actions could have on others and be considerate of your neighbor during these times. Enjoy events that will be happening this summer but limit your potential exposures by limiting your attendance at several events in a short time frame. Small considerations such as these, will make a big difference.

Case count update as of 7/10/2020 at 3:00 PM: 58 Total Cases (TC), 44 Recoveries (R), and 1 Death (D).  Reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 11 R: 8, D: 1            Keya Paha: TC:  0

Boyd: TC: 1, R: 1                                Knox: TC: 27 R: 23

Brown: TC: 0                                      Pierce: TC: 9 R: 7

Cherry: TC: 3 R: 1                              Rock: TC: 2, R: 1

Holt: TC: 5 R: 3

Updated: 7/10/2020


Confirmed Cases in Holt and Antelope Counties

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of three (3) additional cases in the district. One (1) case in Holt County, and two (2) cases in Antelope County. The Holt County case is still under investigation and the case is currently in isolation at home. In Antelope County, the first case contracted the illness through out-of-state travel and is currently in isolation at home. All close contacts with the case have been identified and have been asked to quarantine. The second case is due to community spread which has been actively present in Antelope County. The case is currently in isolation at home and all close contacts are being identified and will be asked to quarantine.

Case count update as of 7/9/2020 at 3:00 PM: 57 Total Cases (TC), 42 Recoveries (R), and 1 Death (D).  Reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 11 R: 8, D: 1            Keya Paha: TC:  0

Boyd: TC: 1, R: 1                                Knox: TC: 27 R: 21

Brown: TC: 0                                      Pierce: TC: 9 R: 7

Cherry: TC: 3 R: 1                              Rock: TC: 2, R: 1

Holt: TC: 4 R: 3

Updated: 7/09/2020


Confirmed Cases and Recoveries

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of five (5) additional COVID-19 cases in the district. Four (4) confirmed cases are in Knox County. Through case investigations, it was determined that all four (4) cases were exposed to COVID-19 outside of the NCDHD district. Lastly, one (1) additional confirmed case in Pierce County. Through case investigation, it was determined that the case contracted the illness through direct exposure to a positive case.  All five (5) cases are currently in isolation and all close contacts have been asked to quarantine.

NCDHD would also like to report four (4) additional recoveries within the district. Two (2) recoveries in Knox, one (1) recovery in Holt, and one (1) recovery in Rock.

A reminder to district residents that we are still in Phase III of the newly issued Directed Health Measures (DHM) that are in effect from June 22, 2020, through July 31, 2020, unless renewed, extended or terminated by a subsequent order. Visit the NCDHD website at ncdhd.ne.gov under the COVID-19 tab or the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services website at dhhs.ne.gov  to review the current DHMs.

Case count update as of 7/6/2020 at 3:00 PM: 54 Total Cases (TC), 39 Recoveries (R), and 1 Death (D).  A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 9 R: 8, D: 1               Keya Paha: TC:  0

Boyd: TC: 1, R: 1                                Knox: TC: 27 R: 19

Brown: TC: 0                                      Pierce: TC: 9 R: 6

Cherry: TC: 3 R: 1                              Rock: TC: 2, R: 1

Holt: TC: 3 R: 3

updated: 7/6/2020


A Note from NCDHD Director

As we enter the 4th of July weekend celebrations, a time to celebrate and acknowledge our freedoms that have been provided by many, let us all do our best to maintain personal accountability to keep our community safe and keeping Covid-19 virus from spreading rapidly. North Central Nebraska is doing good while other states are seeing serious spikes in positive cases. Keep these steps in mind:

  1. Avoid close contact with those outside your nuclear circle of family and friends.
  2. Avoid confined spaces with others outside of your close daily contact groups.
  3. Avoid close contact in large crowds.
  4. Whenever possible, wear a face barrier when in situations when and if you are in large groups or around others that are outside of your normal daily contact.
  5. If you are feeling ill in any way, stay home, isolate, monitor your symptoms and contact your health provider if needed.
  6. If you are under quarantine orders, please respect your orders for the health and safety of others.

Case count update as of 7/2/2020 at 3:00 PM: 49 Total Cases (TC), 35 Recoveries (R), and 1 Death (D).  Reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 9 R: 8, D: 1               Keya Paha: TC:  0

Boyd: TC: 1, R: 1                                Knox: TC: 23 R: 17

Brown: TC: 0                                      Pierce: TC: 8 R: 6

Cherry: TC: 3 R: 1                              Rock: TC: 2, R: 0

Holt: TC: 3 R: 2

updated: 7/2/2020


Positive COVD-19 Cases for Holt, Rock, and Knox Counties

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) was made aware of four additional cases in the district. Two new cases reported for Holt County, one new case for Rock County, and one new case and one new recovery for Knox County. Through case investigations, the cases are deemed to be from community spread. All close contacts have been identified and contacted. Community spread means that the source from the spread of the illness is unknown.  Community spread is present throughout the district and residents are encouraged to continue to practice social distancing, wear a mask when social distancing may be difficult, and practice good hand hygiene.

Case count update as of 6/22/2020 at 3:00 PM: 40 Total Cases (TC) and 29 Recoveries (R) Reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second.

Antelope: TC: 8 R: 8                         Keya Paha: TC:  0

Boyd: TC: 1, R: 1                                Knox: TC: 19 R: 12

Brown: TC: 0                                      Pierce: TC: 7 R: 6

Cherry: TC: 1 R: 1                              Rock: TC: 1, R: 0

Holt: TC: 3 R: 1

Updated: 6/22/2020

Sign up for Test Nebraska & Boil Notice for Verdigre

NCDHD would like to remind residents that Test Nebraska is in the area and it is not too late to sign up. The next testing event will be tomorrow,  June 20th 8 am-12 pm in O’Neill at the Holt County Roads Department. Clinics will also take place at the Valentine Fire Hall June 21st from 10 am – 2 pm and June 22nd  from 8 am – 12 pm. Residents can sign up now and up to the end of the event at www.testnebraska.com. To sign up for a Test Nebraska event please visit the Test Nebraska website. The questionnaire is available in English or Spanish. Click the START NOW button at the top to begin and complete the questions to the best of your knowledge.

Previously, based on the answers given, it would have been determined if someone qualified to be tested. NCDHD received confirmation that criteria for qualifying for testing has been lifted in areas outside of Lincoln and Omaha. NCDHD encourages district residents to sign up if they have previously tried and not met qualifications and would still like a test. Directions to the clinic site will be available based on the clinic you select. Please save or print the QR code that is generated after scheduling and bring this with you to the clinic.

A boil notice has been issued for the Verdigre community. If ingesting water, it is recommended to drink bottled water or boil your water at a rolling boil for one minute before drinking, brushing teeth, or cooking. It is still safe to shower, clean, do laundry, or water plants without boiling the water.

No new COVID-19 cases or recoveries to report today. Case count update as of 6/19/2020 at 3:00 PM: 36 Total Cases (TC) and 28 Recoveries (R) Reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second.

Antelope: TC: 8 R: 8                         Keya Paha: TC:  0

Boyd: TC: 1, R: 1                                Knox: TC: 18 R: 11

Brown: TC: 0                                      Pierce: TC: 7 R: 6

Cherry: TC: 1 R: 1                              Rock: TC: 0

Holt: TC: 1 R: 1

updated: 6/19/2020

Pierce County Positive Case

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of an additional case in Pierce County. The case is deemed to be from direct contact with a positive case. Close contacts are being identified and will be asked to quarantine.  Residents of Pierce County should continue to practice social distancing, mask wearing when social distancing is difficult, and good hand hygiene as community spread is present in the county.

NCDHD would like to remind residents that Test Nebraska will be holding additional testing events in the district through the rest of the month. The next testing events will be June 19th and 20th 8 am-12 pm in O’Neill at the Holt County Roads Department. Clinics will also take place at the Valentine Fire Hall June 21st from 10 am – 2 pm and June 22nd  from 8 am – 12 pm. Residents can sign up now at www.testnebraska.com. To sign up for a Test Nebraska event please visit the Test Nebraska website. The questionnaire is available in English or Spanish. Click the START NOW button at the top to begin and complete the questions to the best of your knowledge.

Previously, based on the answers given, it would have been determined if someone qualified to be tested. NCDHD received confirmation that criteria for qualifying for testing has been lifted in areas outside of Lincoln and Omaha. NCDHD encourages district residents to sign up if they have previously tried and not met qualifications and would still like a test. Directions to the clinic site will be available based on the clinic you select. Please save or print the QR code that is generated after scheduling and bring this with you to the clinic.

NCDHD was also notified of a tire fire taking place in Pierce county near Hadar today. If you live in the area of this fire, keep your windows and doors closed to keep the air in your home clean. Consider running you air conditioning or fans in your home while air quality is compromised at this time. Also, consider limiting your time outdoors, especially if you have a lung condition such as asthma.

Case count update as of 6/16/2020 at 3:00 PM: 33 Total Cases (TC) and 28 Recoveries (R) Reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second.

Antelope: TC: 8 R: 8                         Keya Paha: TC:  0

Boyd: TC: 1, R: 1                                Knox: TC: 15 R: 11

Brown: TC: 0                                      Pierce: TC: 7 R: 6

Cherry: TC: 1 R: 1                              Rock: TC: 0

Holt: TC: 1 R: 1

update: 6/16/2020

Two Positive Cases in Knox County & Restrictions Lifted in Criteria to Qualify for Test Nebraska

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of two additional positive cases in Knox County. The first case, through contact investigations has been deemed to be from community spread. Close contacts have been identified and asked to quarantine. The second case is currently under investigation. Contacts in this case have been identified and asked to quarantine.  Residents of Knox County should assume the illness is in their community, as community spread is present in the county.

NCDHD would like to remind residents that Test Nebraska will be holding additional testing events in the district through the rest of the month. The next testing events will be June 19th and 20th 8 am-12 pm in O’Neill at the Holt County Roads Department. Clinics will also take place at the Valentine Fire Hall June 21st from 10 am – 2 pm and June 22nd  from 8 am – 12 pm. Residents can sign up now at www.testnebraska.com. To sign up for a Test Nebraska event please visit the Test Nebraska website. The questionnaire is available in English or Spanish. Click the START NOW button at the top to begin and complete the questions to the best of your knowledge.

Previously, based on the answers given, it would have been determined if someone qualified to be tested. NCDHD received confirmation that criteria for qualifying for testing has been lifted in areas outside of Lincoln and Omaha. NCDHD encourages district residents to sign up if they have previously tried and not met qualifications and would still like a test. Directions to the clinic site will be available based on the clinic you select. Please save or print the QR code that is generated after scheduling and bring this with you to the clinic.

Case count update as of 6/15/2020 at 3:00 PM: 32 Total Cases (TC) and 28 Recoveries (R) Reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second.

Antelope: TC: 8 R: 8                         Keya Paha: TC:  0

Boyd: TC: 1, R: 1                                Knox: TC: 15 R: 11

Brown: TC: 0                                      Pierce: TC: 6 R: 6

Cherry: TC: 1 R: 1                              Rock: TC: 0

Holt: TC: 1 R: 1

Updated: 6/15/2020

NCDHD Needs Your Feedback on COVID-19 Response

NCDHD is seeking community feedback on their COVID-19 response. Feedback will offer NCDHD a chance to reflect on their current response and adapt to better serve North Central Nebraska communities during future waves of COVID-19. You can help by taking the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NCDHDCOVID . The survey is 13 questions and takes 5-10 minutes to complete. Personal information is not collected and will not be tied to responses. NCDHD thanks you for your time in providing feedback.

NCDHD would also like to pass along updated case count numbers as of today, 6/5/2020 at 3:00 PM: 28 total cases and 22 recoveries (R).

Antelope: 8 R: 8                Keya Paha: 0

Boyd: 1                                 Knox: 11 R: 9

Brown: 0                              Pierce: 6 R: 3

Cherry: 1 R: 1                     Rock: 0

Holt: 1 R: 1

NCDHD would also like to remind district residents that Test Nebraska will be in our district throughout the month of June. To sign up for a Test Nebraska event please visit the Test Nebraska website at www.testnebraska.com. The questionnaire is available in English or Spanish. Click the START NOW button at the top to begin and complete the questions to the best of your knowledge. Based on the answers given, it will be determined if you qualify to be tested. If you qualify, you will need to schedule your test. Directions to the clinic site will be available based on the clinic you select. Please save or print the QR code that is generated after scheduling and bring this with you to the clinic.

updated: 6/5/2020

Positive Case in Pierce County, Positive Case in Boyd County, NCDHD to Host Event Planning Information Meeting, Additional Test Nebraska Events

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) was made aware of an additional positive case in Pierce County.

NCDHD was also made aware of the first confirmed positive COVID-19 case in Boyd County. The case is in isolation at home and through investigations is deemed to have contracted the illness through community spread. All close contacts have been contacted and asked to quarantine.

NCDHD would like to remind residents that community spread is present in our area and you should assume COVI19 is present in your community. Continue to practice social distancing, good hand hygiene, and wearing a mask in public settings were social distancing can be difficult.

NCDHD would like to remind district residents that there will be a virtual community meeting regarding the planning of upcoming large events during COVID-19 on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. NCDHD will be able to answer questions about the new Directed Health Measures and other guidance outlined effective June 1st  as well as other questions that event planners may have. This meeting can be attended via conference call or Go-To-Meeting web link. You do not need to register to attend. To attend the meeting, log on or call in using the following information:

https://www.gotomeet.me/NCDHD/planning-with-covid-19-community-events-planning-m Call in: +1 (571) 317-3129; Access Code: 881-210-197

NCDHD would also like to remind district residents that Test Nebraska will be coming to the area. One of the first testing events will be on June 2nd in Valentine at the Valentine Fire Hall from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. Additionally, Test Nebraska will be in O’Neill on June 5th at the Holt County Roads Department maintenance building from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm.

To sign up for the Test Nebraska event please visit the Test Nebraska website at www.testnebraska.com. The questionnaire is available in English or Spanish. Click the START NOW button at the top to begin and complete the questions to the best of your knowledge. Based on the answers given, it will be determined if you qualify to be tested. If you qualify, you will need to schedule your test. Directions to the clinic site will be available based on the clinic you select. Please save or print the QR code that is generated after scheduling and bring this with you to the clinic. Additional testing events will take place in the NCDHD region throughout June.

Case count update as of 6/1/2020 at 3:00 PM: 28 total cases and 20 recoveries (R)

Antelope: 8 R: 7                Keya Paha: 0

Boyd: 1                                 Knox: 11 R: 9

Brown: 0                              Pierce: 6 R: 2

Cherry: 1 R: 1                     Rock: 0

Holt: 1 R: 1

updated: 6/1/2020

Test Nebraska to come to Valentine June 2nd

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) would like to pass along to district residents that it was announced today that Test Nebraska will be coming to the area. One of the first testing events will be on June 2nd in Valentine. To sign up for the Test Nebraska event please visit the Test Nebraska website at testnebraska.com in either the English or Spanish version by clicking the language preference at the top of the page. Click the START NOW button at the top to begin and complete the questions to the best of your knowledge. Based on the answers given it will be determined if you qualify to be tested. If you qualify there will be additional information as well a direction on where the nearest upcoming testing event will be.

Case count update as of 5/28/2020 at 3:00 PM: 25 total cases and 18 recoveries (R)

Antelope: 8 R: 6                Keya Paha: 0

Boyd: 0                                 Knox: 11 R: 9

Brown: 0                              Pierce: 4 R: 1

Cherry: 1 R: 1                     Rock: 0

Holt: 1 R: 1

updated: 5.28.2020

Confirmed Case in Knox County

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of a positive case in Knox County today. Close contacts have been identified, contacted, and are in quarantine. Community spread is present in Knox County and residents should practice social distancing, diligent hand hygiene, and wearing a mask in public settings when social distancing is difficult to maintain.

Case count update as of 5/27/2020 at 2:00 PM: 25 total cases

Antelope: 8                         Keya Paha: 0

Boyd: 0                                 Knox: 11

Brown: 0                              Pierce: 4

Cherry: 1                              Rock: 0

Holt: 1

update: 5/27/2020

Confirmed Cases in Pierce and Knox Counties

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of three (3) additional cases since the last update on Friday, May 22. Two cases in Pierce county with one of those cases being related to direct exposure to a confirmed case and one being contracted from community spread. The third case is a resident of Knox county where community spread has been present.  A district case count total can be found below with updated per county breakdown. NCDHD reminds district residents that we should assume that COVID-19 is present in the communities we live in. NCDHD will no longer be reporting risk level to the general community unless there is a situation that warrants notice of community exposure. Residents are encouraged to follow guidelines which include extra handwashing, social distancing, stay home and limit unnecessary travel, remain six feet from others, and wearing a mask in public.

NCDHD remains in close contact with other health districts and has been notified of other individuals that live in different areas of the state but have worked or traveled through the NCDHD district. NCDHD works closely with impacted employers or businesses when notified of these instances to ensure safety of the employer and community members in the areas of travel.

Case count update as of 5/26/2020 at 2:00 PM: 24 total cases

Antelope: 8                         Keya Paha: 0

Boyd: 0                                 Knox: 10

Brown: 0                              Pierce: 4

Cherry: 1                              Rock: 0

Holt: 1

updated: 5.26.2020

Positive Case in Pierce County

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) was made aware of a positive case in Pierce County. The case contracted the illness outside the district in an area with an ongoing outbreak. The case is in quarantine at home and all close contacts have been notified and are in self-quarantine.

Moving forward, NCDHD will be providing a weekday posting update of case information. The update will be posted regardless of confirmed cases announced that day or not. The posting will include, total number of cases for the district, confirmed cases per county, recovered cases, and deaths. The district information will be posted around 3:00 PM on our website and Facebook page Monday – Friday. If there are any discrepancies between the NCDHD posting and the DHHS website data, the NCDHD posting should be considered most up-to-date. As of 3:00 PM 5.21.20, district case count information is as follows:

NCDHD Case Counts- 21, Deaths: 0, Recoveries: Coming soon.

Knox: 9, Antelope: 8, Pierce: 2, Holt: 1, Cherry: 1

updated: 5.21.2020

Clarification on Keya Paha County Case Data

On the afternoon of May 20th there was a data entry error during the State of Nebraska COVID-19 daily website update. During the update there were three cases populated for Keya Paha County. North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) would like to confirm with residents that Keya Paha County case count remains at zero, with no new cases to report as of today. NCDHD has been in contact with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and DHHS is working on correcting the website error.

Moving forward, NCDHD will be providing a weekday posting update of case information. The update will be posted regardless of confirmed cases announced that day or not. The posting will include, total number of cases for the district, confirmed cases per county, recovered cases, and deaths. The district information will be posted around 3:00 PM on our website and Facebook page Monday – Friday. If there are any discrepancies between the NCDHD posting and the DHHS website data, the NCDHD posting should be considered most up-to-date. As of 9:00 AM 5.21.20, district case count information is as follows:

NCDHD Case Counts- 20, Deaths: 0, Recoveries: Coming soon.

Knox: 9, Antelope: 8, Pierce: 1, Holt: 1, Cherry: 1

NCDHD is following current DHM guidance through May 31st. NCDHD has not yet received further information on guidance following the updated DHM set to be effective June 1st. This information will be shared with our district communities as it is obtained. Residents are encouraged to listen to Gov. Ricketts daily press briefings at 2:00 PM for additional information that is shared statewide. The press briefing can be viewed or listened to on the NET website under the Live and On Demand section.

updated 5.21.2020

Positive Case in Antelope County, Additional Information on Knox County Positives, and District Updates

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) was made aware of a positive case in Antelope county today. The case was due to direct contact with a positive COVID-19 case. All close contacts have been identified and asked to quarantine.

NCDHD would like to report additional information on the two positive COVID-19 cases in Knox County yesterday. Through case investigations it has been determined that the cases are due to community spread. This means that the source of the person’s exposure could not be identified through the case investigation process.

NCDHD in coordination with the Nebraska National Guard hosted two testing events for COVID-19 this week on Tuesday, May 12th in Neligh, and Wednesday, May 13th in Valentine. 144 district residents were tested in Neligh, and 87 residents were tested in Valentine. NCDHD has begun receiving lab results from the events and is contacting residents with their results and next steps, if needed.

NCDHD would also like to provide an update on the case counts for the district including today’s reported case:

Antelope:8, Boyd:0, Brown:0, Cherry:1, Holt:1, Keya Paha:0, Knox:9, Pierce:1, Rock: 0

Total for district: 20

NCDHD would like to reiterate to our district communities that residents should not become complacent. Continue to remain cautious, be aware of your surroundings, and practice social distancing as there are positive COVID-19 cases in adjoining counties and outbreaks in neighboring districts. To protect yourself and others from COVID-19 continue to cover your cough with a tissue and throw it away, or a bent elbow. Wash your hands with soap and water frequently. Practice social distancing by staying home, but if you need to go out, remain six feet from others and please wear a mask while in public settings.

update: 5/15/2020

Positive Cases in Knox County

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) was made aware of two positive COVID-19 cases in Knox County. Case investigations are being completed and all close contacts will be notified and will be asked to self-quarantine.

NCDHD would like to reiterate to our district communities that residents should not become complacent as Directed Health Measures are loosened. Continue to remain cautious, be aware of your surroundings, and practice social distancing as there are positive COVID-19 cases in adjoining counties and outbreaks in neighboring districts. To protect yourself and others from COVID-19 continue to cover your cough with a tissue and throw it away, or a bent elbow. Wash your hands with soap and water frequently. Practice social distancing by staying home, but if you need to go out, remain six feet from others and please wear a mask while in public settings.

updated: 5/14/2020

Update on May 10th Antelope Case and Valentine Testing Event Update

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) would like to provide an update on the confirmed case that was reported out on May 10th. Through contact with the case and contact investigations, NCDHD was able to identify all close contacts.

NCDHD would like to provide an update on the testing event that will occur this week in Valentine on Wednesday, May 13th. The event will be from 10:00 am -12:00 pm at the Valentine Fire Hall. Please visit our Facebook page or website at ncdhd.ne.gov for additional information and a link to sign up for the testing event.

NCDHD reminds district residents that we should assume that COVID-19 is present in the communities we live in. Residents are encouraged to follow guidelines which include extra handwashing, social distancing, stay home and limit unnecessary travel, remain six feet from others, and wear a mask in public.

updated: 5.11.2020

Positive Case in Antelope County

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) was made aware of a positive COVID-19 case in Antelope County. North Central District Health Department is in the process of contacting the case using various means. At this time, the risk of exposure to the public is unknown.

As mentioned in a previous release it should be assumed that COVID-19 is present in the communities we live in. Residents of Antelope County are encouraged to follow guidelines which include extra handwashing, social distancing, stay home and limit unnecessary travel, remain six feet from others, and wear a mask in public.

updated: 5/10/2020

Positive case in Knox County and District Case Count Update

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) was made aware of a positive COVID-19 case in Knox County. The resident contracted the illness through direct contact with a positive case. The case is in quarantine. All close contacts have been identified and are in quarantine. Through investigation, it has been determined there is low risk to the communities in Knox county from this case.

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) would like to provide an update to district residents on a case count adjustment that will be reflected on the DHHS COVID-19 Case Map. The following NCDHD case counts per county for the NCDHD District as of 4:00 PM today are as follows:

Antelope:6, Boyd:0, Brown:0, Cherry:1, Holt:1, Keya Paha:0, Knox:7, Pierce:1, Rock:0

Case total for NCDHD District: 16

NCDHD would like to reiterate to our district communities that residents should still be cautious, be aware of your surroundings, and practice social distancing as there are positive COVID-19 cases in adjoining counties and outbreaks in neighboring districts. To protect yourself from COVID-19 continue to cover your cough with a tissue and throw it away, or a bent elbow. Wash your hands with soap and water frequently. Practice social distancing by staying home, but if you need to go out, remain six feet from others and please wear a mask.

updated: 5/9/2020

NCDHD to Host Two Additional Testing Event Opportunities in Neligh on May 12th and Valentine on May 13th

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) will be hosting two additional mass testing events in partnership with the Nebraska National Guard. The testing events will take place on Tuesday, May 12th from 10 AM – 1 PM in Neligh at the Antelope County Fairgrounds and Wednesday, May 13th from 10 AM- 12:00 PM in Valentine at the Valentine Fire Hall. These events are an effort by NCDHD to offer greater testing capacity to the communities in the nine counties that we serve.

Testing priorities will be given to anyone that falls in these categories:

  • Having symptoms of COVID-19: fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, or trouble breathing, sore throat, runny nose, loss of taste or of smell, diarrhea, fatigue, congestion, or other symptoms
  • Healthcare Worker
  • Public Safety/First Responder (EMS, Law Enforcement, Firefighter)
  • Resident at a group home (nursing home, homeless shelter, daycare)
  • Had direct or close contact to a patient with COVID 19 in the last 14 days
  • Traveled outside of Nebraska in the last 14 days
  • Traveled around inside Nebraska to places with outbreaks such as: Lexington, Grand Island, Norfolk, Dakota County, Sioux City, IA, Yankton, SD, etc.
  • 65 years or older or have serious underlying conditions
  • Work in retail, hospitality, or food service such as: grocery store, convenience store, restaurant, hotel, etc.
  • Work in other high-risk exposure settings: meat processing plant, large manufacturer, over the road trucking, etc.

Testing opportunity will be open to public to sign up with 150 tests scheduled to be collected at the event in Neligh, and 125 tests in Valentine. Walk-ups to the testing sites will not be accepted.  If anyone in the district is interested in participating in either of the events, district residents are asked to please sign up using the following links specific to the event they will be able to attend:

Neligh Sign uphttps://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BDRTLW8

When: 5/12/2020 10 AM – 1 PM

Where: Antelope County Fairgrounds 709 E HWY 275, Neligh, NE

Use the fairgrounds entrance

Valentine Sign uphttps://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PMBG2FW  

When: 5/13/2020 10 AM – 12:00 PM

Where: Valentine Fire Hall – 224 S Hall Street, Valentine, NE

Please use the North entrance

Important information about the events:

  • Time slots for testing are in 30 min increments, persons being tested are expected to arrive at the beginning of the half hour time slot that they signed up forand wait for your turn.  This is not an appointment. It is first come, first serve for the appointed half hour. Anticipate some wait time.
  • You will remain in your vehicle
  • There is no cost for the test
  • You will not be required to self-quarantine or isolate until results come in unless you have symptoms
  • If you are unsure that you will be able to make the appointed time, DO NOT sign up.  If you sign up, it is expected you will arrive to get tested.
  • If for some reason, you are not able to make it at your assigned time, please call us at 402-336-2406 as soon as possible.

NCDHD will follow up with individuals who participated in the testing with results and address any potential positive results on next steps. NCDHD would like to note that these events are not part of the Test Nebraska initiative recently announced by Gov. Ricketts. If there are additional questions about the events, please call our office M-F between 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM at 402-336-2406.

updated: 5/8/2020

Two Positive Cases for 5/7/2020

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) was made aware of two additional positive COVID-19 cases on May 7th. One positive case is a resident in Knox County. The case is in the hospital in isolation. All direct exposures are being contacted and asked to quarantine. NCDHD is currently conducting an investigation to determine the risk to the general public from this case.

The second case is a resident of Antelope County. The case contracted the illness due to direct exposure to a confirmed COVID-19 case. The case is currently hospitalized in isolation. The case investigation determined that risk to the Antelope County community from this case is low.

To limit confusion and multiple press releases of case notices each day, NCDHD is moving to limit press releases to one time per day around 3:00 PM. If cases present with community exposure events NCDHD will notify the public as soon as the appropriate information is acquired and may occur outside of the 3:00 PM release.

updated: 5/7/2020

Positive Case in Antelope County

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) was made aware of a positive COVID-19 case in Antelope County. The resident contracted the illness through their direct contact with a positive COVID-19 case. The case is remaining at home. After conducting contact investigations, it has been determined that risk to the communities of Antelope county from this case are low.

updated: 5/6/2020

Fifth Positive Case in Knox County

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) was made aware of an additional positive COVID-19 case in Knox County on 5/6/2020. The resident was exposed outside of the district and is at home. Contact investigations were initiated and all direct contacts have been contacted and are in quarantine. Case investigation determined that risk to the Knox County community from this case is low.

NCDHD would like to reiterate to our district communities that though this case was contracted outside of the district, district residents should still be cautious, be aware of your surroundings, and practice social distancing as there are positive COVID-19 cases in adjoining counties and outbreaks in neighboring districts.

Please note that New Directed Health Measures went into effect on Monday, May 4th. A summary of the guidance can be found on our Facebook page or the DHHS Facebook page. The full Directed Health Measures can be found by county on the DHHS website here: http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/COVID-19-Directed-Health-Measures.aspx or on the NCDHD website at www.ncdhd.ne.gov under the COVID-19 Resources and Updates section as well as may other resources.

updated: 5/6/2020

Additional Positive COVID-19 Case in Knox County

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) was made aware of an additional positive COVID-19 case in Knox County this afternoon. The resident was exposed outside of the state and is housed in isolation outside of the state. Case investigation determined there is no risk to the communities in Knox County from this case.

NCDHD would like to provide some insight as to case reporting practices that we must follow as a Local Health Department:

  • Local Health Departments report cases to the CDC based on the permanent address of the residence of the person who tested positive.
  • Positive cases are not counted in the county total where the test was performed unless the person who tested positive lives there.
  • Cases that are in quarantine outside of the county or district that they reside in are only counted in the case total for the county of their permanent address.
  • All Local Health Departments follow these guides to ensure accurate tracking at the state and national levels.

NCDHD would like to reiterate to our district communities that though this case was contracted outside of the state, district residents should still be cautious, be aware of your surroundings, and practice social distancing as there are positive COVID-19 cases in adjoining counties and outbreaks in neighboring districts.

updated: 5/5/2020

Positive COVID-19 Case in Knox County

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) was made aware of a positive COVID-19 case in Knox County. The resident contracted the illness outside of the district in an area with an ongoing outbreak. The case is at home in isolation. All close contacts have been identified and are in quarantine. Through investigation, it has been determined there is low risk to the communities in Knox county from this case.

NCDHD would like to reiterate to our district communities that though this case was contracted outside of the county, district residents should still be cautious, be aware of your surroundings, and practice social distancing as there are positive COVID-19 cases in adjoining counties and outbreaks in neighboring districts.

Gov. Ricketts announced yesterday in his daily press conference that the Six Rules to Keep Nebraska Healthy are still a great guide as we move through May.

A reminder of these Six Rules are:
1. Stay Home. Do not take unnecessary trips outside the home.
2. Socially distance your work. Work from home or use the six-foot rule as much as possible in the workplace.
3. Shop alone and only shop once a week. Do not take family with you.
4. Help kids follow social distancing. Play at home. No group sports and no playgrounds.
5. Help seniors stay at home by shopping for them. Do not visit long-term care facilities.
6. Exercise daily at home or with an appropriately socially-distanced activity.

updated: 5/5/2020

Case Reporting Practices

  • Local Health Departments report cases to the CDC based on the permanent address of residence of the person who tested positive.
  • Positive cases are not counted in the county total where the test was performed, unless the person who tested positive lives there.
  • Cases that are in quarantine outside of the county or district that they reside in are only counted in the case total for the county of their permanent address.
  • All Local Health Departments follow these guides to ensure accurate tracking at the state and national levels.

updated: 5/5/2020

Positive COVID-19 Case in Antelope County

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) was made aware of a positive COVID-19 case in Antelope County. The resident contracted the illness outside of the district in an area with an ongoing outbreak. After conducting contact investigations, it has been determined there is no risk to the communities of Antelope county from this case. The case is in quarantine at home. NCDHD would like to reiterate to our district communities that though this case was contracted outside of the county, district residents should still be cautious and practice social distancing as there are positive COVID-19 cases in adjoining counties and outbreaks in neighboring districts.

NCDHD would also like to offer some clarification on misclassification of a case in Pierce County. Today, during a site update on the DHHS COVID-19 Case Map an additional case in Pierce County was added. There is not an additional case in Pierce County to report today and the DHHS COVID-19 Case Map will be adjusted.

NCDHD would like to remind our district communities it was announced from the office of Governor Ricketts new Directed Health Measures (DHM) for the NCDHD area are effective today, May 4th. New guidance is available on the DHHS website as well as the NCDHD Facebook page.

updated: 5/4/2020

First Positive COVID-19 Case from Holt County

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) was made aware of the first positive COVID-19 case in Holt County. The case resides in Holt County but is currently in quarantine outside of the district. The case was exposed in a county outside of the NCDHD district and has not been in the district for 1.5 weeks prior to symptoms. All close contacts have been identified and contacted. The risk to the communities of Holt County from this positive case is none.

NCDHD would like to reiterate to our district communities that though this case is outside of the county, district residents should still be cautious and practice social distancing as there are positive COVID-19 cases in adjoining counties and outbreaks in neighboring districts.

NCDHD would like to remind our district communities it was announced from the office of Governor Ricketts new Directed Health Measures (DHM) for the NCDHD area will be in effect tomorrow, May 4th. New guidance is available on the DHHS website as well as the NCDHD Facebook page.

updated: 5/3/2020

Directed Health Measures Guidance that has been shared by Governor Pete Ricketts over the last couple of weeks during his press conferences. Reminder: Current DHM is effective through May 3rd.

Places of Worship:

  • Religious services, weddings and funerals are permissible but limited to ceremony or service only.
  • Household units must remain 6ft. apart from other household units.
  • It is not permissible for items to be passed around during services.

Child Care Centers

  • Max of 15 children per room
  • Groups of children must not mix with other groups of children (Centers with age groups in separate rooms)

Restaurants

  • Dine-in establishments are limited to 50% of the rated occupancy max at all times.
  • of distance between tables
  • 6 people or fewer per table
  • No self-service (buffets)
  • Must be seated for a meal to consume alcohol
  • No counter or bar seating or alcohol-only service

Beauty Services

  • Re-open approved for May 4, 2020
  • No more than 10 customers in the facility at one time
  • Staff and customers must wear face masks
  • NCDHD does not have masks available for distribution for beauty services

Gatherings

  • Restricted to 10-person rule, excluding staff, for the following:
  • Preschools, beauty/nail salons, barbershops, massage therapy, tattoo parlor/studios, gymnasiums, fitness centers, auditorium, stadium, arena, large event conference room, meeting hall, library, or any other confined indoor or outdoor space.
  • This also includes parades, fairs, festivals, concerts, auto racing, and other indoor and outdoor events.
  • Fitness centers/clubs, gymnasiums, gyms, health clubs, and health spas should ensure that a minimum distance of 6 ft must be maintained between all customers.

Liquor, Beer, &Wine Sales

  • Limited to carry-out sales and delivery only, within the limits of the law.
  • Not permissible to service alcohol-only on-premise in bars, taverns, and private clubs, regardless of name or characterization

Updated: 5/1/2020

Confirmed case in Todd County, SD holds exposures for Cherry County, NE

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) was made aware of a positive COVID-19 case in Todd County, South Dakota due to the proximity of Todd County, SD and Cherry County, NE. The case is currently housed in isolation.

After continued communication with South Dakota Department of Health, and local law enforcement, NCDHD would like to inform residents of Cherry County that due to the activity of the confirmed case, exposure risk to the general public in Valentine is anticipated. At this time, due to noncompliance of the case, NCDHD does not anticipate receiving exact exposure locations in Cherry County.  NCDHD encourages community members to continue to practice social distancing, limit unnecessary travel, practice good hand hygiene, and self-monitor for symptoms.  NCDHD will update our district communities as we acquire additional information.

updated: 5/1/2020

Positive Case in Antelope County

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) was made aware of a positive COVID-19 case in Antelope County. The case and their family are in quarantine. The case is due to work-related travel in Dawson county where a high incident of confirmed cases exists and community spread is present.

NCDHD has initiated contact investigations and have been rapidly assessing potential exposures. A limited number of close contacts that were around the case while they were symptomatic have been identified and are in self-quarantine (staying home). At this time, risk to the general public is low as the case and close contacts are following guidance and taking necessary precautions.

NCDHD would like to remind our district communities it was announced from the Office

of Governor Pete Ricketts new Directed Health Measures (DHM) for the NCDHD area will

be issued on May 4th. Continue to follow current guidance through May 3rd. NCDHD will

notify the district of DHM updates and changes via press, social media, and our website

at www.nchd.ne.gov as we receive them.

updated: 4/30/2020

Guidance on Reopening – May 4th 

During Governor Pete Ricketts 2:00 PM press conference today guidance on reopening for restaurants and dental offices was discussed. See the below links for two of the documents that were referenced.

Restaurants: https://restaurant.org/Downloads/PDFs/business/COVID19-Reopen-Guidance.pdf

Dental Offices: https://www.nedental.org/docs/librariesprovider32/default-document-library/nda-dental-office-opening-protocols.pdf?sfvrsn=0

updated: 4/28/2020

Guidance on best practices during branding, gardening, and planting seasons.

Prepping for Spring Planting – Steps to Protect Yourself and Others

    • Arrange for pick up or drop off
    • If going to the store, go alone. Limit family that goes with you if possible
    • Practice social distancing. remain 6 feet from others.
    • Wear a mask. Homemade masks are acceptable.

Branding Guidance  – How to be responsible during COVID-19

    • Consider staying home if, in the last 14 days, you have been sick, have been around someone who was sick, have been to an area with a confirmed COVID-19 case, or have traveled outside of the area.
    • Consider staying home if you are elderly or have health issues. Also, consider leaving children at home.
    • Make sure those preparing food wear gloves, are not sick, and have not potentially been exposed. Have servers make plates up to limit how much each individual touches and to help limit the amount of time in line. Eat outdoors while practicing social distancing.
    • Consider ways to limit the size of the branding crew to decrease each person’s exposure (Nordfork, calf table, etc.)
    • Limit who you invite from affected areas or anyone living out of the area including family members. This is not the year to have your daughter’s friend from the city out to experience a branding.
    • Consider not inviting someone who is not taking COVID-19 precautions seriously because they have a greater likelihood of contracting and spreading the disease.
    • Practice social distancing by avoiding close contact: maintain a 6 foot distance and avoid handshakes, high fives, hugging, etc.

Updated: 4/27/2020

Positive Case in Antelope County

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) was made aware of a positive COVID-19 case in Antelope County. The case and their family are in quarantine. The case is due to work-related travel in Dawson county where a high incident of confirmed cases exists and community spread is present.

NCDHD has initiated contact investigations and have been rapidly assessing potential exposures. A limited number of close contacts that were around the case while they were symptomatic have been identified and are in self-quarantine (staying home).  At this time, risk to the general public is low as the case and close contacts are following guidance and taking necessary precautions.

NCDHD would like to remind our district communities it was announced from the Office of Governor Ricketts new Directed Health Measures (DHM) for the NCDHD area will be issued on May 4th. Continue to follow current guidance through May 3rd. NCDHD will notify the district of DHM updates and changes via press, social media, and our website at www.nchd.ne.gov as we receive them.

updated: 4/30/2020

Positive Case in Antelope County

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) was made aware of a positive COVID-19 case in Antelope County. North Central District Health Department initiated contact investigations and was able to quickly determine this case is not due to community spread. It has been identified that this case is due to close contact with an individual who has tested positive with COVID-19 that is not in the NCDHD district. The case has been in self-isolation at home since the onset of symptoms and continues to remain at home in self-isolation. At this time, the risk to the public remains low due to the diligence and self-awareness of symptoms and prompt action of the case to self-isolate.

To protect yourself from COVID-19 during these times continue to cover your cough with a tissue and throw it away, or a bent elbow. Wash your hands with soap and water frequently. Practice social distancing by staying home, but if you need to go out, remain six feet from others.

updated: 4/25/2020

New Directed Health Measures for NCDHD Area to be issued May 4- May 31

Announced in Governor Pete Ricketts daily press conference today updated Directed Health Measures (DHM) for the North Central District Health Department, effective May 4th, will provide updates on faith-based services, weddings, funerals, bars, restaurants dine-in guidance, daycare guidance on the number of children allowed, elective surgeries, salons, tattoo parlors and massage therapy reopening guidance.

NCDHD would like to take this time to thank our district communities on their efforts of social distancing and compliance with following the Directed Health Measures. Compliance from our community members help drive our case numbers down. NCDHD will continuously analyze COVID-19 data and trends, as well as reevaluate a need to extend or expire measures set on a Local Health Department level.

NCDHD has not yet received guidance on social distancing (i.e. 10-person rule, 6 ft from others rule, etc.) for the purpose of reopening. Once further information on changes outlined today is conformed regarding the updated DHM set to be effective May 4th, this information will be shared with our district communities through media, our website, and our Facebook page.

updated: 4/24/2020

One-time COVID-19 Testing Events Hosted by National Guard

The Nebraska National Guard will be assisting the North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) on Friday, April 17th with one-time testing events held in O’Neill and Bloomfield. NCDHD would like to stress that the presence of the Nebraska National Guard and the testing events are not due to a large number of cases in the district. The Nebraska National Guard has been in contact with Local Health Departments across the state of Nebraska to set up these testing events to gain a clearer picture of the presence of COVID-19 in our state.

These testing events are not a voluntary testing opportunity for the general public. NCDHD has been in contact with community partners throughout the district and persons in continued public exposure settings have been asked to participate in the testing and will be contacted for scheduling. The participants in the testing have not been limited to having to reside in the counties where the testing events are taking place. Testing samples will be obtained from residents across the district. The Nebraska National Guard is prepared to test 100 total people. NCDHD will follow-up with individuals who participated in the testing and address any potential positive results on next steps.

NCDHD would also like to remind district residents that we are in day 7 of 21 for the 6 Rules to Follow to Keep Nebraska Healthy issued by Gov. Ricketts. Every day our community members follow these guides helps flatten the curve.

  1. Stay home. No non-essential errands and no social gatherings. Respect the ten-person limit.
  2. Socially distance your work. Work from home or use the six-foot rule as much as possible in the workplace.
  3. Shop alone and only shop once a week. Do not take family with you.
  4. Help kids follow social distancing. Play at home. No group sports. And no playgrounds.
  5. Help seniors stay at home by shopping for them. Do not visit long-term care facilities.
  6. Exercise daily at home or with an appropriately socially-distanced activity.

updated: 4/16/2020

NCDHD Planning Efforts

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) would like to acknowledge some information that was released today on mass casualties and to give reassurance and clarification to our communities. NCDHD would like to reiterate that the information that was released is for planning purposes and was not written intended to be shared with the general public in our communities.

NCDHD, in working with County Officials and mortuaries in the district, compiled this data to better put plans in place with our partners in the event of mass casualties. From the information that was released a 0.67% fatality rate (300 deaths in the 9 counties NCDHD serves) is an estimation of worldwide data when community members are going about normal activity and not practicing social distancing. In the case of no social distancing measures being followed, that could be a potential reality.

However, measures are in place and our communities are following them. We are working to flatten the curve, together. NCDHD is very proud of our communities and all the measures they are taking to practice social distancing, following Governor Rickett’s 6 Rules for the Next 21 Days, and all the extra measures above and beyond those guides that our communities are demonstrating.

NCDHD encourages our community members to interact with their nuclear family, send one person to shop once a week, work from home if you can, limit non-essential travel, remain calm and to stay home, stay healthy, stay connected.

updated: 4/15/2020

Exposure at Atkinson Blood Drive

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) was made aware of an exposure incident of a positive COVID-19 case in Atkinson. The case is a female worker from The American Red Cross who was working during the Atkinson Blood Drive on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 while symptomatic. The case does not live in our district.

NCDHD has initiated contact investigations and have been rapidly assessing potential exposures to determine next steps.  At this time, NCDHD believes this case is low exposure as the worker stated that she wore a mask the entire time while working. Those who have been identified as being exposed are in the process of being contacted and asked to practice strict social distancing. Additional details on the case will be shared as they are acquired.

updated: 4/10/2020

Governor Ricketts Issues New Guidance for Next 21 Days

For the next 21 days, we are asking every Nebraskan to #StayHome and stay healthy. We are asking everyone to follow the Six Rules to Keep Nebraska Healthy as we work together to slow the spread and win the war against the virus.

  1. Stay home.No non-essential errands and no social gatherings. Respect the ten-person limit.
  2. Socially distance your work. Work from home or use the six-foot rule as much as possible in the workplace.
  3. Shop aloneand only shop once a week. Do not take family with you.
  4. Helpkids follow social distancing. Play at home No group sports and no playgrounds.
  5. Help seniorsstay at home by shopping for them Do not visit long-term care facilities
  6. Exercisedaily at home or with an appropriately socially-distanced activity.

updated: 4/9/2020

Community Information on Yankton County, SD

The NCDHD team stays abreast of situations in our neighboring communities and will pass along additional information to our district residents.

NCDHD would like to pass along information regarding Yankton County, SD. This county community is experiencing substantial community spread. According to the South Dakota Department of Health counties or communities are identified to have substantial community spread if there are five or more cases of community-acquired COVID-19 in the county or a distinct group of cases in a single area (e.g. city or county). As of 11:30 am 4/9/2020 Yankton County is reported to have 18 cases. Please note that not all cases may be community spread.

Please continue to follow the guidance Governor Pete Ricketts has been sharing over the last week. Stay Home. Stay Healthy. Stay Connected.

updated: 4/9/2020

Analytic Services Department at Northeast Community College and COVID -19 updates

The Analytic Services Department at Northeast Community College is working to connect what we see in the news with the situation on the ground where we live.

The articles located on the site linked below are prepared by Jody Gibson, a data scientist within the Northeast Community College Analytic Services Department. She has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and health, as well as a master’s degree in public health, specializing in epidemiology and biostatistics.

https://northeast.edu/research/

updated: 4/7/2020

Reconsider Unnecessary Travel 

NCDHD would like to stress the importance of not becoming complacent as the weeks roll on. We encourage continuing to be diligent with social distancing, limiting unnecessary travel, and remaining home during this time.

We recognize that these decisions are difficult and your compliance helps flatten the curve and helps prevent our healthcare workers from becoming overrun.

We’re in this together for each other.

updated: 4/6/2020

NCDHD addresses growing concerns from Cherry County communities due to notice of positive COVID-19 case

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) would like to address growing concerns from Cherry County communities due to the notice of the first positive COVID-19 case in the county. NCDHD initiated a thorough contact investigation and determined this case is not due to community spread. This case was quickly identified to be due to close contact with an individual who has tested positive with COVID-19 that is not in the NCDHD district.

The Cherry County case has been in quarantine at home for five (5) days PRIOR to symptom onset per NCDHD recommendations. The case remains at home in self-isolation. We would also like to take this opportunity to applaud the case for their dedication to quarantine and daily monitoring. Their diligence and compliance efforts have protected Cherry County from COVID-19 exposure risk.

updated 4/4/2020

Information for Veterinarians 

Please see the below information from the American Veterinary Medical Association on how to minimize exposure.

COVID-19-Minimize-Exposure-Flowchart

updated: 4/3/2020

Information on Critical Infrastructure/Essential Paperwork (Updated )

NCDHD is receiving an influx in inquires regarding the issuing of essential paperwork.

Please note that NCDHD does not issue these documents, nor makes decisions on who qualifies as an essential worker. NCDHD will pass along additional information on where and when this paperwork will be distributed as it is received. Thank you for your patience as we work through your questions.

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Update:

NCDHD received information that there is “no essential staffing list maintained by the State of Nebraska for people who have jobs to perform. Individuals leaving their homes in order to perform an activity or function for their jobs DO NOT need to carry or present any letter, identification card or other paper proving that they are allowed to leave their home.”

updated: 4/2/2020

North Central District Directed Health Measures 

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) in communication with state officials have signed the North Central District Health Department district counties of Antelope, Boyd, Brown, Cherry, Holt, Keya Paha, Knox, Pierce, and Rock, into the Directed Health Measures order effective April 1, 2020 at 10:00 PM through May 11th, unless the order is extended.

Please read the Directed Health Measures in full carefully, they can be found here.

NCDHD Directed Health Measures 2020.008

updated: 4/1/2020

North Central District Health Department District Counties Signed into Directed Health Measures

North Central District Health Department is in communication with state officials in regard to issuing a state Directed Health Measure. On April 1, 2020 at 2:00 PM it was announced that a DHM will be coming later today, which will include the North Central District Health Department district counties of Antelope, Boyd, Brown, Holt, Keya Paha, Knox, Pierce, and Rock.

Details on the Directed Health Measure will be provided as they are available. Directed Health Measures are enforceable by law enforcement. Persons in violation of Directed Health Measures may be charged with a Class V Misdemeanor.

updated: 4/1/2020

Update in Todd County, SD holds potential exposures for Cherry County, NE residents.

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) was made aware of a positive COVID-19 case in Todd County, South Dakota due to the close proximity of Todd County, SD and Cherry County, NE. The adult and their entire family are in quarantine and isolated at home in Todd County, SD.

After continued communication with South Dakota Department of Health, NCDHD would like to make patrons in Cherry County aware of two potential low-risk COVID-19 exposures.  Exposures are considered low risk because interactions with the COVID-19 confirmed case were likely less than 10 minutes long.

The low-risk exposures occurred from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm on March 20, 2020

  • Henderson’s IGA and Scotty’s Ranchland Foods in Valentine

If you believe you have been exposed to the Todd County COVID-19 case, you should quarantine (stay home) and monitor yourself for a fever, cough, or shortness of breath.  If you believe you have developed COVID-19 symptoms, contact your healthcare provider. The 14-day period for monitoring yourself for the development of symptoms from these exposure sites will end on April 3, 2020.

At this time, these are the only known Nebraska exposure risks from the confirmed Todd County case.  If additional risks in Nebraska are discovered, NCDHD will update our patrons.

updated: 3/31/2020

Positive Case in Antelope County

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) was made aware of a positive COVID-19 case in Antelope County. The individual and their family are in quarantine.

NCDHD has initiated contact investigations and have been rapidly assessing potential exposures to determine next steps. All identified close contacts will self-quarantine (stay home) and be actively monitored twice daily by public health officials for fever and respiratory symptoms.

At this time, the community exposure times related to the case are the following:

  • March 25th– Casey’s General Store in Neligh, NE at 12:00 PM – low risk
  • March 25th– Clearwater Market between 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM – low risk
  • March 27th– Clearwater Market at 4:00 PM – low risk

If you feel you have been exposed, NCDHD encourages you to self-monitor your symptoms. If you feel you are ill, please call your provider and follow their next steps.

updated: 3/30/2020

“Confirmed case in Todd County, SD holds potential exposures for Cherry County, NE residents”

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) was made aware of a positive COVID-19 case in Todd County, South Dakota due to the close proximity of Todd County, SD and Cherry County, NE. The adult and their entire family are in quarantine and isolated at home in Todd County, SD.

After continued communication with South Dakota Department of Health, NCDHD would like to make patrons in Cherry County aware of two potential low-risk COVID-19 exposures.  Exposures are considered low risk because interactions with the COVID-19 confirmed case were likely less than 10 minutes long.  The low-risk exposures occurred at Henderson’s IGA and Scotty’s Ranchland Foods in Valentine on March 20, 2020.

If you believe you have been exposed to the Todd County COVID-19 case, you should quarantine (stay home) and monitor yourself for a fever, cough, or shortness of breath.  If you believe you have developed COVID-19 symptoms, contact your healthcare provider. The 14-day period for monitoring yourself for the development of symptoms from these exposure sites will end on April 3, 2020.

At this time, these are the only known Nebraska exposure risks from the confirmed Todd County case.  If additional risks in Nebraska are discovered, NCDHD will update our patrons.

updated: 3/30/2020

Fact-Checking

There is a lot of information circulating out there these days. Make sure that you are checking trusted sources for information regarding COVID-19. Refer to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) when you have questions. Quick links to those sites can be found above.

updated: 3/30/2020

COVID-19 Testing in NCDHD Service Area 3/26/2020 10:00 AM

Antelope County: Resident Tested: 1, Negative Test: 1, Positive Result: 0, Probable Case: 0

Boyd County: Resident Tested: 0, Negative Test: 0, Positive Result: 0, Probable Case: 0

Brown County: Resident Tested: 2, Negative Test: 1, Positive Result: 0, Probable Case: 0

Cherry County: Resident Tested: 4, Negative Test: 3, Positive Result: 0, Probable Case: 0

Holt County: Resident Tested: 15, Negative Test: 12, Positive Result: 0, Probable Case: 0

Keya Paha County: Resident Tested: 0, Negative Test: 0, Positive Result: 0 , Probable Case: 0

Knox County: Resident Tested: 16, Negative Test: 9, Positive Result: 2, Probable Case: 3

Pierce County: Resident Tested: 4, Negative Test: 3, Positive Result: 0, Probable Case: 0

Rock County: Resident Tested: 1, Negative Test: 1, Positive Result: 0, Probable Case: 0

updated 3/26/2020

Social Distancing Heros

Do you know a business or organization that has gone “above & beyond” to promote social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic? Examples may include switching to drive-thru and take-out only or allowing employees to work from home. Let us know about them so we can recognize their efforts!

Send your nominations to: health@ncdhd.ne.gov 

updated: 3/25/2020

A new study suggests how long coronavirus can stay on surfaces

Click here for full details

updated: 3/24/2020

Governor Pete Ricketts Daily Press Conferences

Follow this link for more information from the Office of Governor Pete Ricketts

https://governor.nebraska.gov/

updated: 3/25/2020

Recommendations to Returning Out-of-State Travelers

The best way to minimize COVID-19 virus introduction/spread in Nebraska is to:
1. limit unnecessary travel;
2. upon return from out-of-state travel: maximize self-quarantine, social distancing, and non-pharmaceutical interventions (e.g., washing hands often, staying home if you are ill, covering your cough/sneezes, and cleaning frequently touched surfaces (www.cdc.gov/nonpharmaceutical-interventions).

Out-of-state travelers: When to Self-monitor, Self-quarantine, or Self-isolate:
Returning international travelers from regions with widespread sustained transmission (e.g., CDC Level 3 countries – https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices#alert ) should self-quarantine for 14 days following return.

Widespread local transmission is occurring in many regions of the U.S., and may be unrecognized and underreported due to the lack of testing. Returning travelers from regions of the U.S. with widespread transmission should self-quarantine for 14 days following return (e.g., Santa Clara County, CA; New York City, NY; Seattle, WA; etc.). Please note with continued widespread transmission across the U.S., the listed areas above are an example and may change over time.

Any returning traveler who develops 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).

Every healthcare worker who returns from out-of-state travel (excluding commuters) 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 other out-of-state travelers (excluding commuters that cross the state border, they are not considered at-risk) returning from any other international or domestic locations, should limit public interactions, practice strict social distancing, self-monitor for symptoms, and self-quarantine for 14 days if feasible.

Discontinuation from self-monitoring and self-quarantine:
1. Discontinuation from self-quarantine and self-monitoring may cease if after 14 days there has been NO development of respiratory illness symptoms. Symptoms may include fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny nose.

Discontinuation from self-isolation:
1. CDC guidance (www.cdc.gov/…/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html) states that an individual can stop self-isolation if:
First, it has been at least 7 days since symptoms first appeared
AND
Second, no fever for at least 72 hours (fever-free for 3 full days off fever-reducing medicine)
AND
Third, all other symptoms have improved (e.g., cough has improved)

updated: 3/23/2020

Updated Public Health Recommendations for Travelers

All returning travelers, from any international or domestic location, have an increased risk of COVID-19 infection.
• All returning travelers, from any international or domestic location, should limit public interactions, practice strict social distancing, and self-monitor for symptoms.
• IF a returning traveler develops a fever or respiratory illness, they need to IMMEDIATELY self-isolate and report to a healthcare provider or local health department.
• Returning travelers should assume that COVID-19 disease is present at the locations they have visited and traveled through. Additional specific information might available on CDC, state, and local public health websites and from media sources.
• More jurisdictions have widespread sustained transmission (e.g., CDC Level 3 countries – https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices#alert – plus U.S. locales such as Seattle, WA; New York City; and Santa Clara County, CA).
• To limit spread in Nebraska, all travelers should self-quarantine for 14 days upon returning home and immediately report any symptoms consistent with COVID-19 infection to their health care provider. Individuals unable to observe the 14-day self-quarantine should consult with their local health department about appropriate actions.
• Every health care worker who returns from 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., home quarantine, self-monitoring, PPE while at work) that mitigates patient and co-worker exposures.

updated: 03/19/2020

Additional Information on Second Positive Knox County COVID-19 Case

NCDHD Public Service Announcement

On Wednesday, March 18th North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) was made aware of additional community exposure times relating to the second positive COVID-19 case in Knox County.

NCDHD has initiated contact investigations and have been rapidly assessing potential exposures to determine next steps. All identified close contacts will self-quarantine (stay home) and be actively monitored twice daily by public health officials for fever and respiratory symptoms.

At this time, the only known community exposure times related to the case, which remains at low risk, are the following:

  • Saturday, March 14thfrom 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM at Dollar General in Hooper, NE
  • Sunday, March 15thfrom 9:30 AM-11:30 AM at Country Market in Bloomfield, NE
  • Monday, March 16thfrom 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM at Walmart in Norfolk, NE
  • Monday, March 16thfrom 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM at Sonic Drive-In drive-thru in Norfolk, NE

At this time, general risk to the community remains low, however NCDHD encourages the individuals who might have been at these locations during these times to self-monitor for the onset of fever, cough, shortness of breath for 14 days which would be through March 29, 2020.  If you feel you are ill, please call your provider and follow their next steps.

updated: 3/18/2020

“COVID-19 Positive Case”
NCDHD Public Service Announcement

On Tuesday, March 17th North Central District Health Department was made aware of a positive COVID-19 case in our district. The person is a man in his 30s and a resident in Knox county. He recently traveled to another state where there is community transmission of COVID-19. He is self-isolating at home.

NCDHD has initiated contact investigations and have been rapidly assessing potential exposures to determine next steps. All identified close contacts will self-quarantine (stay home) and be actively monitored twice daily by public health officials for fever and respiratory symptoms.

At this time, the only known community exposure times, which is low risk, related to the case are the following:

  • Sunday, March 15th from 9:30 AM-11:30 AM at Country Market in Bloomfield, NE
    • Saturday, March 14th from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM at Dollar General in Hooper, NE

At this time, general risk to the community remains low, however NCDHD encourages the community to self-monitor their symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough, and shortness of breath. If you feel you are ill, please call your provider and follow their next steps.

updated: 3/17/2020

Gov. Ricketts Issues Executive Order to Give Public Boards the Flexibility to Hold Virtual Meetings

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued an executive order to permit state and local governmental boards, commissions, and other public bodies to meet by videoconference, teleconference, or other electronic means through May 31, 2020.  The Governor’s order stipulated that all such virtual meetings must be available to members of the public, including media, to give citizens the opportunity to participate as well as to be duly informed of the meetings’ proceedings.  The Governor’s order did not waive the advanced publicized notice and the agenda requirements for public meetings.

The Governor’s executive order comes a day after the White House Coronavirus Task Force issued guidance limiting social gatherings to 10 people or less through March 31, 2020.  The executive order is part of an overall public health strategy to increase social distancing to stem the spread of the coronavirus disease.

The complete text of the executive order.
EO 20-03 – Corona Virus – Public Mtgs .pdf

updated: 3/17/2020

Important COVID-19 Note on Travel 

If you choose to travel, please monitor where you are going before you leave and know there might be a chance you will have to quarantine for 14-days when you return. Also, consider how a 14-day quarantine will impact your work and childcare.

updated: 3/17/2020

Gov. Ricketts Reminds Nebraskans of CDC Guidance Limiting Gatherings to Ten People

LINCOLN – This afternoon, Governor Pete Ricketts reminded Nebraskans of new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) limiting gatherings to ten people or less.

“I want to remind everyone that the 10-person limit is guidance from the CDC,” said Gov. Ricketts.  “It is not a law enforcement action.  It’s going to take individual action from all of us to make this work.  Please use common sense in applying it.  There will be a great sacrifice for all of us in this.  Together, we can combat COVID-19 and keep Nebraskans healthy.”

The most recent guidance can be found by clicking here.

updated: 3/16/2020

Important COVID-19 Testing Resources For People And Providers

LINCOLN – Public health officials, health care providers, and laboratories are working daily to increase Nebraska’s capacity to test more people for COVID-19.

Currently, testing supplies are limited. Local, state, and federal partners are working to expand testing supplies and the ability to promptly test people experiencing symptoms.

Due to testing limitations, health care providers and local health departments are screening people to prioritize testing for those who based on symptoms and exposure history have the highest likelihood of having COVID-19 including:

  • Hospitalized patients who have signs and symptoms compatible with COVID-19.
  • Symptomatic patients with a high risk of getting very sick from COVID-19 such as older adults and individuals with underlying health conditions like diabetes, heart disease and lung disease.
  • People including healthcare workers who within 14 days of symptom onset had close contact with a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patient.
  • People who have a history of travel from affected geographic areas (https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices#alert ) within 14 days of their symptom onset.
  • Other factors, which can guide COVID-19 testing decisions like COVID-19 infections in a certain area especially where community transmission has been reported.

People who are concerned they may have COVID-19 should self-isolate and call ahead to their primary care provider to be screened over the phone. The provider can evaluate and determine if testing is necessary. Flu activity is also still high in Nebraska. Flu tests should be considered as a first test option before considering a COVID-19 test. “We believe that these resources will be most valuable to our public and the medical providers that are diligently treating sick patients and assessing others who may have had exposure,” said Dr. Gary Anthone, Director of Public Health and Chief Medical Officer for DHHS.

Providers with the resources to evaluate and test patients for COVID-19 virus, and who would like to be added to our DHHS testing availability list should email alexis.trout@nebraska.gov with your complete contact information.

As we are able to test more people, we’ll provide additional information on where Nebraskans can receive testing on the healthcare network list at www.dhhs.ne.gov/coronavirus.

DHHS will continue to update Nebraskans through the DHHS website and on Facebook and Twitter as we have new information. The CDC’s website is also a good resource for COVID-19 information – https://www.cdc.gov/covid19 .

updated: 3/15/2020

COVID-19 Case Update – Potential High Numbers Of Community Exposures Associated With Cases In Douglas County

LINCOLN – The first community transmitted case of coronavirus disease 2019 was identified in Douglas County yesterday. Today, contact investigations related to cases of COVID-19 in Douglas County also have identified several events and locations in the Omaha area and Sarpy County that could result in potentially high numbers of people exposed in the community and could affect Nebraskans statewide.

People who were at the following locations – https://www.douglascountyhealth.com/latest-news  – during the time frames mentioned should self monitor for the development symptoms that include a fever, cough, shortness of breath and in some cases a sore throat.

“We are monitoring the situation for a second community-acquired case, said Dr. Gary Anthone, Chief Medical Officer and Director of Public Health for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). “The number of exposures associated with these events is potentially very high and may be beyond the ability for public health to continue to do complete contact tracing as we have been able to do up until this point.

“We need your help. DHHS is advising Nebraskans to stay home if they’re experiencing any symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or other respiratory illnesses including fever, cough, shortness of breath and in some cases a sore throat. By staying home you protect those in your community.”

Social distancing and taking other actions to slow the spread of COVID-19 is critical. Slowing the spread of the virus will help decrease the potential strain on health care providers and facilities and help ensure care for those who may need it.

As we’ve already seen in some areas, Nebraskans should continue to expect closures and cancellations in their communities as we work to slow the spread of COVID-19. Guidance for events, public gatherings and schools is available on the DHHS website – http://dhhs.ne.gov/coronavirus.

People experiencing symptoms who are concerned they may have COVID-19 should self-isolate and call ahead to their primary care provider to be screened over the phone. The provider can evaluate and determine if testing is necessary. Flu activity is also still high in Nebraska. Flu tests should be considered as a first test option before considering a COVID-19 test.

COVID-19 testing

Public health officials, health care providers, and laboratories are working daily to increase Nebraska’s capacity to test more people for COVID-19.

Currently, testing supplies are limited and testing is only being done on people who have symptoms.

While we work to increase supplies and testing, health care providers and local health departments are screening people to prioritize testing for those who have the highest likelihood of being exposed to or having COVID-19 including:

  • Hospitalized patients who have signs and symptoms compatible with COVID-19.
  • People with symptoms such as, older adults and individuals with underlying health conditions like diabetes, heart disease and lung disease that may put them at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19.
  • People who have had close contact with a suspect or confirmed COVID-19 patient in the last 14 days and have symptoms starting after this contact.
  • People who have a history of travel from affected areas (international or U.S. –  (https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices#alert )in the last 14 days and have symptoms starting after this contact.
  • Other factors may also help guide COVID-19 testing decisions like COVID-19 infections in a certain area and known community transmission.

New testing resources for people and providers

Health care providers can find the latest guidance for COVID-19 testing here – http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/Health-Alert-Network.aspx.

Public health partners across the state continue to take action to protect the health of Nebraskans.

Certain people are at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19 including older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes and lung disease, according to the CDC.

People in these higher-risk groups should: 

  • Stock up on supplies ,including extra necessary medications.
  • Takeeveryday precautions  to keep space between yourself and others.
  • When you go out in public, keep away from others who are sick, limit close contact and wash your hands often.
  • Avoid crowds as much as possible.
  • Avoidcruise travel  and non-essential air travel.
  • If there is a COVID-19 outbreak in your community, stay home as much as possible to further reduce your risk of being exposed.

Everyone can help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections by:

  • Avoiding close contact with sick people and stay home if you are sick.
  • Washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water aren’t available, use an alcohol-based sanitizer.
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Covering your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Here’s where to find tools and resources for individuals and families, schools, communities, businesses, healthcare facilities, and first responders on the DHHS website – http://dhhs.ne.gov/coronavirus and CDC’s website – https://www.cdc.gov/covid19 .

DHHS opened a statewide coronavirus (COVID-19) information line to help answer general questions and share the latest information and resources with Nebraskans to help keep them informed. The number is (402) 552-6645; hours of operation are 8 a.m.-8 p.m. CST, 7 days a week.

DHHS will continue to update Nebraskans through the DHHS website and on Facebook and Twitter as we have new information. The CDC’s website is also a good resource for COVID-19 information – https://www.cdc.gov/covid19 .

updated: 3/15/2020

First Community Spread COVID-19 Case Identified in Douglas County

LINCOLN – The first community spread case of coronavirus disease 2019 was identified in Douglas County today. It is the woman in her 60s who tested positive yesterday and was reported as a travel-related case. The Douglas County Health Department’s continuing investigation determined her symptoms were present before she traveled so the case is now being classified as community spread. She continues to self-isolate at home.

“We will continue to see more cases in Nebraska and we expect additional community transmission of COVID-19,  but we can all work together to help slow the spread,” said Dr. Gary Anthone, Chief Medical Officer and Director of Public Health for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).  “Nebraskans need to be extra vigilant and stay home if they’re experiencing any symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or other respiratory illnesses including fever, cough, shortness of breath and in some cases a sore throat.”

As we’ve already seen in some areas, Nebraskans should expect closures and cancellations in their communities as we work to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Two additional presumptive positive cases that are travel-related were reported to DHHS today, along with another case under investigation. All are from Douglas County. One is a male in his 50s who recently traveled to Spain and the other is a male in his 30s who traveled to Douglas County from Singapore. Both are self-isolating and DCHD is in the process of identifying close contacts to help reduce further spread.

You can find further information on the Douglas County Health Department’s website – https://www.douglascountyhealth.com/latest-news 

People who are concerned they may have COVID-19 should self-isolate and call ahead to their primary care provider to be screened over the phone. The provider can evaluate and determine if testing is necessary. Flu activity is also still high in Nebraska. Flu tests should be considered as a first test option before considering a COVID-19 test.

Public health officials, health care providers, and laboratories are working daily to increase Nebraska’s capacity to test more people for COVID-19.

Currently, testing supplies are limited. Local, state, and federal partners are working to expand testing supplies and the ability to test people experiencing symptoms as quickly as possible.

While we work to increase supplies and testing, health care providers and local health departments are screening people to prioritize testing for those who have the highest likelihood of being exposed to or having COVID-19 including:

  • Hospitalized patients who have signs and symptoms compatible with COVID-19.
  • People with symptoms such as, older adults and individuals with underlying health conditions like diabetes, heart disease and lung disease that may put them at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19.
  • People who have had close contact with a suspect or confirmed COVID-19 patient in the last 14 days and have symptoms starting after this contact.
  • People who have a history of travel from affected areas (international or U.S. – https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices#alert) in the last 14 days and have symptoms starting after this contact.
  • Other factors may also help guide COVID-19 testing decisions like COVID-19 infections in a certain area and known community transmission.

Health care providers can find the latest guidance for COVID-19 testing here – http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/Health-Alert-Network.aspx.

Public health partners across the state continue to take action to protect the health of Nebraskans.

Certain people are at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19 including older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes and lung disease, according to the CDC.

People in these higher-risk groups should: 

  • Stock up on supplies, including extra necessary medications.
  • Take everyday precautions to keep space between yourself and others.
  • When you go out in public, keep away from others who are sick, limit close contact and wash your hands often.
  • Avoid crowds as much as possible.
  • Avoid cruise travel and non-essential air travel.
  • If there is a COVID-19 outbreak in your community, stay home as much as possible to further reduce your risk of being exposed.

Everyone can help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections by:

  • Avoiding close contact with sick people and stay home if you are sick.
  • Washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water aren’t available, use an alcohol-based sanitizer.
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Covering your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Here’s where to find tools and resources for individuals and families, schools, communities, businesses, healthcare facilities, and first responders on the DHHS website – http://dhhs.ne.gov/coronavirus and CDC’s website – https://www.cdc.gov/covid19 .

DHHS opened a statewide coronavirus (COVID-19) information line to help answer general questions and share the latest information and resources with Nebraskans to help keep them informed. The number is (402) 552-6645; hours of operation are 8 a.m.-8 p.m. CST, 7 days a week.

DHHS will continue to update Nebraskans through the DHHS website and on Facebook and Twitter as we have new information. The CDC’s website is also a good resource for COVID-19 information – https://www.cdc.gov/covid19 .

updated: 3/14/2020

Gov. Ricketts Issues Emergency Declaration for COVID-19

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LINCOLN – As Nebraska continues to take proactive steps to address COVID-19, Governor Pete Ricketts has signed an emergency declaration, so regulatory provisions of state law can be suspended to aid the state’s response.  This has also allowed him to issue an Executive Order waiving certain hauling requirements for truckers delivering food and supplies, such as food products to grocery stores.

“I am declaring a State of Emergency in Nebraska as we continue to work to be the best-prepared state in the nation for COVID-19,” said Governor Ricketts.  “All across the state, individuals, businesses, employers, and churches are stepping up to make plans to mitigate the impact of the virus.  There is a role for each one of us in this as we work together to keep people healthy.”

The State of Emergency will help the State bring together the resources it needs to combat COVID-19.  It does not mean the State is closing schools or banning mass public gatherings at this time.  A copy of the State’s guidance regarding school closures and large gatherings can be found by clicking here.

Additionally, Governor Ricketts signed an Executive Order waiving certain hauling requirements.  A copy of the Executive Order can be found by clicking here.

A copy of the Governor’s emergency declaration can be found by clicking here.

updated: 3/13/2020

Gov. Ricketts Issues Guidance for School Closures

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LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued guidance for school closures and provided an update on the state’s preparations for COVID-19 along with education and business leaders.

“I am issuing guidance today to help schools and families understand when state-directed closures will occur,” said Gov. Ricketts.  “Until the thresholds in the guidance are met, school districts will continue to manage their operations based on the best information they have.  We continue to ask everyone – individuals, families, employers, schools, and churches – to prepare for closures in their community as social distancing widens.”

“The Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) is committed to assisting schools and communities during the ongoing public health emergency,” said NDE Commissioner Matt Blomstedt.  “We support districts in their decisions to keep student and staff safety their top priority.  We encourage schools to work with local health departments.  We also want schools to continue to serve the community however they can and to provide some sense of normalcy for students.”

School closure guidance can be found by clicking here.

A map of ESU districts can be found by clicking here.

COVID-19 resources for schools can be found by clicking here.

A link to the video from today’s news conference can be found by clicking here.

update: 3/13/2020

Knox County Update – PSA

The North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has received further information on COVID-19 testing conducted on Knox county residents.  The following is a Knox county case count update:

  • Total number of Knox county residents tested for COVID-19: 6
    • Total number of presumptive positive COVID-19 cases: 1
    • Total number of cases undergoing further testing at the Nebraska Public Health Lab: 0
    • Total number of cases that tested negative: 5

The presumptive positive case remains hospitalized at the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s (UNMC) Biocontainment Unit. This individual’s first lab specimen was collected at Avera Sacred Heart in Yankton, SD. The individual remains presumptive positive.

NCDHD has taken appropriate actions in Knox county to slow the spread of   COVID-19.  Anyone who has been identified to have close contact with the presumptive positive case during the onset of their symptoms has been notified and needs to remain in quarantine through the end of day on March 19th.  NCDHD continues to follow plans to respond to COVID-19. If there are positive lab results in NCDHD’s nine counties, NCDHD will continue to initiate public health controls to stop the spread of disease.

update: 3/13/2020

Two Patients Under Investigation for COVID-19 Lab Results are Presumptive Negative – PSA

Two residents in Knox county had been under investigation for possible COVID-19. North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) received notification that these individuals tested presumptive negative for the disease.

North Central District Health Department provides the Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidance tips via our website and Facebook pages on how to help reduce the spread of respiratory illnesses including COVID-19.  NCDHD continues to encourage patrons of our district to wash their hands using proper handwashing techniques, avoid those who may be sick, if you feel sick, please stay home, and if you think you need to seek medical attention, please call ahead.

COVID-19 symptoms include a fever, cough, and breathing difficulties. Anyone who is experiencing these symptoms should stay home and contact their healthcare provider. Most people who become ill from this disease will recover with rest, fluids, and by taking pain and fever medication.

Additional information on tips for yourself, your family, home, or office can be found at the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website at cdc.gov

updated: 3/13/2020

Patient Under Investigation for COVID-19 Lab Results are Negative – PSA

A resident of Cherry County had been under investigation for possible COVID-19. North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) received notification that this individual has tested negative for the disease.

North Central District Health Department provides the Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidance tips via our website and Facebook pages on how to help reduce the spread of respiratory illnesses including COVID-19.  NCDHD continues to encourage patrons of our district to wash their hands using proper handwashing techniques, avoid those who may be sick, if you feel sick, please stay home, and if you think you need to seek medical attention, please call ahead.

COVID-19 symptoms include a fever, cough, and breathing difficulties. Anyone who is experiencing these symptoms should stay home and contact their healthcare provider. Most people who become ill from this disease will recover with rest, fluids, and by taking pain and fever medication.

Additional information on tips for yourself, your family, home, or office can be found at the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website at cdc.gov.

update: 3/12/2020

Potential Exposure Events – PSA

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has identified the people that are at highest risk associated with the presumptive positive COVID-19 case in Knox County. These individuals are in self-quarantine and are not a risk to the public.

Potential exposure events that community members should be aware of include:

  • Girls State Basketball Hartington Cedar Catholic vs. Weeping Water Game held in Lincoln, NE on March 5th at 9:00 AM. This game was held at Lincoln Southwest High School.  Exposures may have occurred in the Hartington Cedar Catholic general fan section. The individual sat in the middle of the bleachers, about halfway up, and in the general fan sectionon the Hartington Cedar Catholic side during the game.
  • Girls State Basketball Crofton vs. Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur held in Lincoln, NE on March 5that 7:00 PM.  This game was held at Lincoln North Star High School.  Exposures may have occurred in the Crofton general fan section. They sat in the middle of the gym, slightly higher than half up, in the general fan section on the Crofton side during the game.
  • Crofton Elementary students and staff who attended school on March 10th

If additional risks are identified, North Central District Health Department will release this information publicly and work with those affected.

If you feel you have been in direct exposure, please contact our North Central District Health Department office at 402-336-2406.

updated: 3/11/2020

COVID-19 Information Line 8:30am -4:00pm

Do you have additional questions about COVID-19?  Call the COVID-19 informational line for answers to these questions at 402-444-3400.

updated: 3/11/2020

COVID-19 Presumptive Positive Case- PSA

On the evening of March 10th NCDHD was made aware of the first presumptive positive coronavirus case in our district. The person is a student in Knox county. The person started experiencing symptoms Thursday, March 5th.

NCDHD has initiated contact investigations and have been rapidly assessing potential exposures to determine next steps. All identified close contacts will self-quarantine (stay home) and be actively monitored twice daily by public health officials for fever and respiratory symptoms.

At this time, we are encouraging the community to self-monitor their symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough, and shortness of breath. If you feel you are ill, please call your provider and follow their next steps.

update: 03/10/2020

No Confirmed Cases in the NCDHD Area

At this time we have no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our NCDHD Area.
Reminders:
☝️ Continue to wash your hands
✌️ Stay home if you are sick
👌 If you feel you need medical attention, call your provider first and follow their next steps.

updated: 3/10/2020

When to Visit – Community Support

Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions like Heart disease, Diabetes, Lung disease, or other underlying health issues should be taken into special consideration when planning visits to nursing homes or assisted living facilities. If you have a loved one in one of these types of settings please, if you feel the least bit under the weather, do not visit.

updated: 3/9/2020

Confirmed Case in Nebraska

NCDHD is aware of the Fremont Family YMCA Special Olympic event that took place in Fremont on February 29th where Nebraska’s first confirmed COVID-19 case had been in attendance. We are asking the patrons of our district that if there was anyone in attendance to follow these steps:
1. Self-quarantine
2. Limit exposure to others
3. Monitor themselves for development of COVID-19 symptoms
4. Call the NCDHD emergency after-hours line at 402-961-1718

EPA List of Products

The EPA has released a list of antimicrobial products helpful in preventing the spread of COVID-19. While wiping down frequently touched surfaces in your home be sure to read and follow product instructions. View more information in the link below and a full list of products.

Find additional information and the full list here: EPA.GOV Disinfectant List

updated: 3/7/2020

Guidance for Businesses and Employers

As we build awareness and prepare individually, as families, and as communities, we encourage businesses and employers to review their policies and capacity when discussing a plan and response to COVID-19. Follow this link from the CDC to help with those efforts.

Prevention & Treatment

Though there is currently no vaccine to prevent  COVID-19, the best prevention is to avoid being exposed to the virus. Everyday preventive actions will help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick..
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

Read more here: CDC: Prevention and Treatment

updated: 3/6/2020

Preparedness

North Central District Health Department encourages the citizens in Antelope, Boyd, Brown, Cherry, Holt, Keya Paha, Knox, Pierce, and Rock counties to practice preparedness at all times to avoid running out of essential items in times of natural disaster or an illness outbreak.

As awareness and conversations of COVID-19 continue, here are a few steps to consider and discuss in your household. It is always encouraged to keep a two-week supply of essential items on hand.

1 Daily Activities:
What do you do on a daily basis? Where do you go? Work, school, daycare? Consider how a lengthly illness could impa:ct those these types of activities and prepare accordingly.

  1. Take Inventory: What do you use on a daily basis? Consider preparing meals ahead of time and keeping a two week supply of things like toilet paper, non-perishable foods, baby formula, diapers, medications, and pet food on hand. There is no need to stockpile, but having some extras on hand is best practice when staying prepared.
  2. Update Contacts: Review personal contacts and discuss who needs to be contacted in an emergency. Create an emergency contact list and post it in a central location in your home. Make copies for safes, totes, cars, and employers. Consider others that you may assist regularly. How will they be assisted if you are unavailable?
  3. Prescriptions and Subscriptions: Review any prescriptions to see if a 90-day supply is possible. Make sure expired medications are disposed of properly. if you subscribe to food delivery service, grocery pick up or online/subscription services such as Amazon, consider how a halt in these services may affect your household.

Unsure where to start? Visit the links below for additional information.

Ready.gov |  CDC: Get Your Household Ready

updated: 03/03/2020