Coronavirus Updates

The World Health Organization has officially declared COVID-19 (Coronavirus) a global pandemic.  We have created this page to keep you informed with up to date accurate information, closures, postponements and local resources.

What You Need To Know

World Health Organization info on COVID-19

  • Information and guidance regarding the current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that was first reported from Wuhan, China, on Dec 31, 2019. Please visit this page for daily updates.
  • Basic Protective Measures
    • Wash your hands frequently
    • Maintain social distancing
    • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
    • Practice respiratory hygiene
    • If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early
    • Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider
  • WHO COVID-19 Myth Busters

CDC Info on Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

FDA COVID-19 Latest Information and Preventative Measures

  • What’s new, fast facts, FAQs, FDA’s role, medical countermeasures, press, statements, events and more

Flatten The Curve

  • Nebraska Medicine CEO, Dr. James Linder, explains the importance of limiting large gatherings

Safety Advice

Keep Your Family Safe

Local Resources

Douglas County Health Department

  • Community resources, community exposures, and more.
  • Information line: Douglas County Health Department’s COVID-19 Call Center: 402-444-3400 (available Monday-Friday 8:30a-4p)

Nebraska Department of Health

  • Overview, Nebraska Case Information, News Releases, Protect Yourself and Others, Take Action: Tools and Resources, Nebraska’s Response and more.

Local Updates and Resources to Keep You Healthy

City of Omaha COVID-19 Response

City of Council Bluffs COVID-19 Response

Nebraska Imposes 10-Person Limit on Public Gatherings

School Districts Offering Free Meals While Classes Are Cancelled

Local Restaurant Guide

Food Bank of the Heartland

Salvation Army Food Pantry Info

COVID-19 Response Fund To Deploy Resources To Local Nonprofits

Latest Nebraska/Iowa COVID-19 Resources to Keep You Informed

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Johns Hopkins University confirms at least 100,396 people died from COVID-19 in US

iStock/ninjaMonkeyStudio (NEW YORK) — While the COVID-19 pandemic has sickened over 5.6 million people and killed more than 354,000 worldwide, in the U.S. death toll surpassed 100,000 on Wednesday, confirms Johns Hopkins University. According to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, it’s estimated that at least 100,396 people have…read more »

Over 100,000 people now dead from COVID-19 in US

iStock/ninjaMonkeyStudio (NEW YORK) — While the COVID-19 pandemic has sickened over 5.6 million people and killed more than 356,000 worldwide, in the U.S. death toll surpassed 100,000 on Wednesday. According to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, it’s estimated that at least 100,442 people have died from COVID-19 in…read more »

Swiss adult industry sets brothel safety rules amid COVID-19

iStock/titoslack(NOTE CONTENT) Like many professions, the oldest profession has taken a hit amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  Now a Swiss organization representing sex workers has outlined new safety protocols to keep employees and clients safe.  According to the U.K. newspaper Daily Mail, in an effort to get the two-month-old COVID-19-related ban on brothels lifted, the association ProKoRe has outlined new…read more »