Nebraskans have got grit. Folks here know how to get through hard times. We're blessed with some of the most brilliant minds in biocontainment in the country at the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and University of Nebraska Medical Center -- they're doing great things for our state.

Part of staying safe and healthy is staying informed, and the best way to stay informed is to follow advisories from these state and local health authorities.

Testing Upate: Governor Ricketts announced a new public/private partnership called TestNebraska. Folks across the state can use this resource to apply for a coronavirus test. Please visit their website here for more details. 

 

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

For guidance on public events and gatherings, please visit the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services' website here

NDHH can be reached by phone at (402) 552-6645 between 8 AM and 8 PM seven days a week, or online at any time at http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx, or at https://www.facebook.com/NEDHHS/.

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services has set up a coronavirus information line to provide residents with answers to general questions and recieve information on available resources. The number to call is (402) 552-6645; hours of operation are 8:00 am - 8:00 pm CT seven days a week. 

In addition to the state information line, Douglas and Lancaster counties have established their own hotlines.
  • Douglas County hotline: (402) 444-3400. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm. (English and Spanish)
  • Lancaster County hotline: (402) 441-3400. 

Douglas County has identified locations where individuals who have now tested positive for the COVID-19 have visited. These locations could potentially have high numbers of people exposed in the community that could affect Nebraskans statewide. Please visit https://www.douglascountyhealth.com/latest-news to see if you have visited any of these locations. 

Grants and Loans

The Nebraska Department of Economic Development has partnered with Governor Ricketts and the Departments of Labor, Insurance and Health and Human Services to provide a list of helpful resources for Nebraska businesses. Please visit their website here for more information on loans, SBA and Banking resources, and other helpful resources from Nebraska state agencies. 

Other Helpful Links

UNMC can be reached for concerns about coronavirus by phone at (402)-559-0041, or online at https://www.nebraskamed.com/COVID.

Additionally, any news updates from Governor Ricketts about the state of Nebraska's response to coronavirus can be found at governor.nebraska.gov. The Governor's office has also released a coronavirus dashboard with detailed statistics on how Nebraska communities have weathered against coronavirus. 

If you are curious if your health insurance covers healthcare costs related to coronavirus, please see this consumer alert from the Nebraska Department of Insurance.