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DHHS Works With Three Rivers Public Health Department and Carter House to Move Residents for COVID-19 Mitigation

 Additional Case Identified   LINCOLN – Three Rivers Public Health Department (3RHD) has identified an additional case of COVID-19.  The Washington County resident is a female in her 90s and is... Read More

Directed Health Measure for Burt, Cuming, Madison and Stanton Counties Go Into Effect 9am Sunday March 29th

Madison County reported a new case of COVID-19, which has been identified as community transmitted. It’s a man in his 70s who currently resides at a long-term care facility in Norfolk. He is self-isolating. Community transmission is when people hav... Read More

Community Spread COVID-19 Case Discovered in Norfolk

On Saturday, March 28th, Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department (ELVPHD) learned of a positive COVID-19 case, deemed to be community spread, in Norfolk. A man in his 70s, a resident of St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation and Care Center, has contrac... Read More

Additional Cases of COVID-19 in Two Rivers District

Holdrege- -Two travel-related cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) were identified today. The cases are a female in her 50s from Gosper County and a female in her 30s from Buffalo County. Both women are self-isolating at home. Two Rivers is c... Read More

Butler, Hall, Hamilton, Merrick, Polk, Seward, and York Counties Now Included in State’s Directed Health Measure

  LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that the state’s third COVID-19 related Directed Health Measure (DHM) includes Butler, Hall, Hamilton, Merrick, Polk, Seward, and York counties, which will be in effect until May 6th unless ... Read More

Gov. Ricketts Issues Executive Order to Bolster Healthcare Workforce

LINCOLN – On Friday, Governor Pete Ricketts issued an executive order to expedite the entry of medical professionals into the workforce.  Nebraska currently has ample providers to meet the demand for care.  The purpose of the order is to prepare... Read More

DHHS assigns Directed Health Measures to seven new counties

LINCOLN- The Department of Health and Human Services has added more counties to follow Directed Health Measures assigned by them due to COVID-19. New as of Friday evening, March 27th, the DHHS has Directed Health Measures are also hereby ordered for ... Read More

Two COVID-19 deaths reported in Nebraska; Directed health mandates expanded

The first and second deaths related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) were reported to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) today. The first death was a man in his 50s with underlying health conditions from Douglas Coun... Read More

Nebraska Joint Information Center Update for March 27, 2020

Gov. Pete Ricketts' Office  <> NEW Gov. Ricketts issued an executive order today to waive some licensing restrictions on health care professionals. This will waive some licen... Read More

Nebraska State Fair to Seek New Executive Director

The Nebraska State Fair will be seeking a new Executive Director following the departure of Lori Cox Friday. In a news release, State Fair Board officials they came to a mutual agreement with Cox due to health reasons, she would transition immedia... Read More

Central District reports COVID-19 death in Hall County

It is with deep sadness that Central District Health Department (CDHD) reports a COVID-19-related death of a hospitalized woman with underlying health issues in her 60s in Hall County. This is the third lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 and the first d... Read More