Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Coronavirus Disease, or COVID-19, is a new respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. The Health Department is committed to ensuring our residents and healthcare professionals have access to the most up-to-date information to ensure the health and safety of themselves, their patients, and our community.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring this outbreak and publishes the most accurate and timely COVID-19 information.  Please visit the CDC's website for more information.

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some causing illness in people and others that circulate among animals, including camels, cats and bats.  Some viruses are highly contagious (like measles), while other viruses are less so. At this time, it’s unclear how easily or sustainably this virus is spreading between people. Current symptoms reported for patients with COVID-19 have included mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.

 

COVID-19 Positive Case Count by Day the Health Department was Notified; Sarpy and Cass County

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
March 8 March 9 March 10 March 11 March 12

March 13
1 Case

March 14
March 15 March 16
1 Case
March 17 March 18
1 Case
March 19
1 Case
March 20 March 21
2 Cases
March 22
1 Case
March 23
1 Case
March 24 March 25
3 Cases
March 26
1 Case
March 27
1 Case
March 28
March 29
2 Cases
March 30
1 Case
March 31
3 Cases
April 1
1 Case
April 2
9 Cases
April 3
2 Cases
April 4
April 5
4 Cases
April 6
2 Cases
April 7
1 Case
April 8
1 Case
April 9
2 Cases
April 10 April 11
1 Case
April 12
2 Cases
April 13
3 Cases
April 14
1 Case
April 15
1 Case
April 16
1 Case
April 17 April 18
5 Cases
April 19
1 Case
April 20
1 Case
April 21 April 22
5 Cases
April 23
6 Cases
April 24
7 Cases
April 25
10 Cases
April 26
8 Cases
April 27
5 Cases
April 28
1 Case
April 29
19 Cases
April 30
7 Cases
May 1
9 Cases
May 2
5 Cases
May 3
5 Cases
May 4
10 Cases
May 5
12 Cases

May 6
14 Cases

May 7
17 Cases
May 8
27 Cases
May 9
8 Cases
May 10
8 Cases
May 11
12 Cases
May 12
7 Cases
May 13
20 Cases
May 14
18 Cases
May 15
12 Cases
May 16
28 Cases
May 17
6 Cases
May 18
13 Cases
May 19
15 Cases
May 20
25 Cases
May 21
23 Cases
May 22
19 Cases
May 23
17 Cases
May 24
18 Cases
May 25
16 Cases
May 26
9 Cases
May 27
35 Cases
May 28
28 Cases
May 29
37 Cases
May 30
36 Cases
May 31
44 Cases
June 1
22 Cases
June 2
32 Cases
June 3
32 Cases
June 4
23 Cases
June 5
12 Cases
June 6
12 Cases
June 7
7 Cases
June 8
16 Cases
June 9
11 Cases
June 10
22 Cases
June 11
27 Cases
June 12
20 Cases
June13
20 Cases
June 14
14 Cases
June 15
16 Cases
June 16
18 Cases
June 17
29 Cases
June 18
15 Cases
June 19
11 Cases
June 20
13 Cases
June 21
20 Cases
June 22
24 Cases
June 23
12 Cases
June 24
9 Cases
June 25
17 Cases
June 26
21 Cases
June 27
26 Cases
June 28
12 Cases
June 29
29 Cases
June 30
14 Cases
July 1
10 Cases
July 2
17 Cases
July 3
20 Cases
July 4
20 Cases
July 5
4 Cases
July 6
9 Cases
July 7
20 Cases
July 8
12 Cases
July 9
32 Cases
July 10
7 Cases
July 11
26 Cases
July 12
14 Cases
July 13
30 Cases
July 14
44 Cases
July 15
52 Cases
July 16
25 Cases
July 17
25 Cases
July 18
6 Cases
July 19
32 Cases
July 20
33 Cases
July 21
47 Cases
July 22
56 Cases
July 23
36 Cases
July 24
31 Cases
July 25
44 Cases
July 26
21 Cases
July 27
58 Cases
July 28
49 Cases
July 29
53 Cases
July 30
33 Cases
July 31
60 Cases
Aug 1
34 Cases
Aug 2
33 Cases
Aug 3
41 Cases
Aug 4
44 Cases
Aug 5
41 Cases
Aug 6
40 Cases
Aug 7
29 Cases
Aug 8
34 Cases
Aug 9
22 Cases
Aug 10
31 Cases
Aug 11
43 Cases
Aug 12
33 Cases
Aug 13
86 Cases
Aug 14
35 Cases
Aug 15
31 Cases
Aug 16
18 Cases
Aug 17
26 Cases
Aug 18
43 Cases
Aug 19
37 Cases
Aug 20
25 Cases
Aug 21
29 Cases
Aug 22
5 Cases
Aug 23
14 Cases
Aug 24
8 Cases
Aug 25
38 Cases
Aug 26
53 Cases
Aug 27
32 Cases
Aug 28
25 Cases
Aug 29
37 Cases
Aug 30
21 Cases
Aug 31
10 Cases
Sept 1
16 Cases
Sept 2
35 Cases
Sept 3
26 Cases
Sept 4
21 Cases
Sept 5
12 Cases
Sept 6
6 Cases
Sept 7
14 Cases
Sept 8
21 Cases
Sept 9
38 Cases
Sept 10
38 Cases
Sept 11
37 Cases
Sept 12
20 Cases
Sep 13
17 Cases
Sep 14
47 Cases
Sep 15
37 Cases
Sep 16
52 Cases
Sep 17
49 Cases
Sep 18
34 Cases
Sep 19
41 Cases
Sep 20
16 Cases
Sep 21
42 Cases
Sep 22
39 Cases
Sep 23
52 Cases
Sep 24
44 Cases
Sep 25
37 Cases
Sep 26
44 Cases
Sep 27
31 Cases
Sep 28
45 Cases
Sep 29
43 Cases
Sep 30
65 Cases
Oct 1
44 Cases
Oct 2
82 Cases
Oct 3
35 Cases
Oct 4
40 Cases
Oct 5
42 Cases
Oct 6
59 Cases
Oct 7
60 Cases
Oct 8
86 Cases
Oct 9
81 Cases
Oct 10
137 Cases
Oct 11
57 Cases
Oct 12
42 Cases
Oct 13
122 Cases
Oct 14
109 Cases
Oct 15
76 Cases

Oct 16
219 Cases

Oct 17
77 Cases
Oct 18
80 Cases
Oct 19
71 Cases
Oct 20
66 Cases
Oct 21
73 Cases
Oct 22
108 Cases
Oct 23
127 Cases
Oct 24
61 Cases
 
Oct 25
54 Cases
Oct 26
81 Cases
Oct 27
110 Cases
Oct 28
134 Cases
Oct 29 Oct 30 Oct 31

 

COVID-19 Event and Gathering Safety Plan

During the COVID-19 response, local health departments are working with businesses and private individuals to develop event safety plans. The goal of the COVID-19 Event and Gathering Safety Plan is to limit the spread of the coronavirus and keep workers and attendees safe at gatherings, events and venues.

This electronic form will help you write your own event safety plan. Please complete this form, providing detailed descriptions where appropriate. When you submit the form, you can also save a copy of your completed event safety plan. Sarpy/Cass Health Department will review your plan and get back to you to confirm that it is approved or to suggest changes.  

Before starting to complete this form, you may want to download and review the Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide developed by the Event Safety Alliance. This guide will help you consider what steps you will need to take to host safe and successful gatherings or events. Other resources that you may find helpful include CDC's Considerations for Restaurants and Bars and the COVID-19 Nebraska Guidance Documents. These sites are updated regularly. 

For the electronic form, please click here.

 

COVID-19 Testing Locations

  • Visit TestNebraska.com to complete an assessment and sign up for an appointment at a drive-through testing site offered through the State of Nebraska.
  • OneWorld Community Health Center, 4920 South 30th Street, Omaha, NE.  Testing is for OneWorld patients with symptoms.  Call 402-734-4110 for an appointment.
  • Charles Drew Health Centers, 2915 Grant Street and 5319 N 30th Street, Omaha, NE.  Call 402-451-3553 for an appointment.
  • CVS Minute Clinics.  Visit https://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/covid-19-testing to schedule an appointment.  Locations include 14460 West Maple Road, 4840 Dodge Street, and 6901 S 84th Street.
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center at 50th and G, Omaha, NE.  Visit https://is.gd/sohatest to schedule an appointment.
  • Nebraska Medicine at 402-559-0041
  • Nebraska Methodist Health System at 402-354-4800
  • Hy-Vee pharmacies on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings.  Visit https://www.doineedacovid19test.com/ to register for a test voucher and appointment time.

 

 

Travel

International Travel Health Notices: CDC recommendations for postponing or canceling travel to international countries affected by COVID-19.

 

Outlook Enrichment Hotline for Blind and Visually Impaired

It can be overwhelming to find the resources you need during this challenging time, especially if you have poor or no vision. If you can’t see or can’t see very well, call Outlook Enrichment’s COVID-19 Help Line at 531-365-5059 for assistance from people who understand vision challenges and want to help. This line is staffed 8 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Messages received outside of these times will be answered within 24 hours. These resources can also be found at outlookne.org/covidhelp.

 

Mental Health Considerations During Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Manage Anxiety and Stress

Mental Health and Psychosocial Considerations During COVID-19 Outbreak 

 

Directed Health Measures - Sarpy and Cass Counties

COVID-19 Guidance Documents for specific industries

10/21/2020 Changes to Directed Health Measures - DHM through Novmeber 30th

9/21/2020 Directed Health Measures - Updates to Phase 4

9/14/2020 Directed Health Measures - Phase 4 of DHM through October 31st

9/1/2020 Directed Health Measures - Phase 3 of DHM through September 13th

8/1/2020 Directed Health Measures - Phase 3 of DHM through August 31st

6/22/20 Directed Health Measures

5/29/2020 Directed Health Measures - Expansions and re-opening guidance through June 31st

4/30/2020 Directed Health Measures - Expansion on limitations on gatherings and re-opening guidance through May 31st​

4/9/2020 Directed Health Measures - Additions to statewide DHM, schools and extracurricular activities restricted through May 31st

4/1/2020 Directed Health Measures - Cease of in-person instruction in schools for all of Nebraska

3/29/2020 Directed Health Measures - Limitations on gatherings that do not allow for social distancing starting March 31st

3/29/2020 Directed Health Measures

3/26/2020 Updated Directed Health Measures

3/19/2020 Directed Health Measures

 

Nebraska-Specific Information

Nebraska-specific COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Interactive Map

Nebraska Media Release Archives

COVID-19 Disaster Relief Hotline: 1-844-268-5627

 

Nebraska Resources

Food Drop Program Cass County

Food Banks

 

COVID-19 Federal Updates

Jeff Fortenberry - First Congressional District of Nebraska

Don Bacon - Second Congressional District of Nebraska

 

Information for the Public

Homemade cloth face masks

Quarantine Instructions

COVID-19 information for the public

COVID-19 and You Factsheet

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

Coronavirus and Pregnancy

Questions about Respirators and their Use

Nonpharmaceutical Interventions

Halloween Opt-Out Sign

Halloween Welcome Sign

 

Information for Healthcare Professionals

COVID-19 information for healthcare professionals

Nebraska Dental Association Recommended Office Opening Protocols

Strategies to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 in Long Term Care Facilities

 

Testing Resources

General guidance and testing information for Nebraskans

Healthcare providers and clinics and facilities testing information

 

Information for Businesses

Guidelines for the Conduct of Faith-Based Services - 4-30-20

Guidelines for Restaurant In-Room Dining Reopening - 4-28-20

Guía de Reapertura de Restaurantes Tipo Comedor​ - 4-29-2020

Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to COVID-19

 

Information for Schools

Interim Guidance for Administrators of US Childcare Programs and K-12 Schools to Plan, Prepare, and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Nebraska Department of Education Coronavirus Resources for Schools

 

Sarpy/Cass Health Department COVID-19 Risk Dial

The Sarpy/Cass Health Department COVID-19 Risk Dial is intended to give an overview of the current risk of COVID-19 in Sarpy and Cass Counties. The guidance for each level is based on federal guidance published by national public health experts.  This guidance does not replace an federal, state, or local directed health measure. This tool was developed by the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department and modified for use by the Sarpy/Cass Health Department. 

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department has released a Risk Dial Metrics Description document that details the measures and metrics involved in the Risk Dial, and a description how they relate to the position of the COVID-19 Risk Dial. The Sarpy/Cass Health Department utilizes some of these same metrics for updating the Sarpy/Cass Risk Dial.  View this document on the LLCHD website.

The Sarpy/Cass Health Department COVID-19 Risk Dial is comprised of the following measures:

  • Overall COVID-19 testing positivity rate in Sarpy and Cass Counties
  • Weekly COVID-19 testing positivity rate in Sarpy and Cass Counties
  • Percent change in the number of Sarpy and Cass County COVID-19 cases from the previous week
  • Average number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in the Omaha metro area for the week
  • Average number of COVID-19 patients on ventilators in the Omaha metro area for the week
  • COVID-19 testing availability in Sarpy and Cass Counties
  • Weekly percent of positive COVID-19 case investigations that were initiated within 24 hours

Three week averages for each of these measures are quantified into a score ranging from 0 (no risk) to 4 (severe risk).

Previous week risk scores:
2.0 (October 15)
1.75 (October 8)
1.75
 (October 1)
1.63 (September 24)
1.63 (September 17)
1.5 (September 10)

1.75 (September 3)
1.75 (August 27)
1.75 (August 20)
1.75 (August 13)
1.75 (August 10)
1.88 (August 3)
1.88 (July 27)
1.75 (July 20)