Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Important Information for Travelers Regarding Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

If you have returned from mainland China affected by the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) outbreak in the last 14 days, it is recommended that you self-isolate, practice social distancing, and be actively monitored for the onset of symptoms related to COVID-19. Please contact the Sarpy/Cass Health Department for guidance and next steps at 402-537-6970.

If you have returned from mainland China in the last 14 days and have symptoms possibly related to COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath), call your healthcare provider and tell them that you have been to China in the last 14 days. This will help the healthcare provider take steps to keep other people from being exposed. Put on a facemask before entering the facility.

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Coronavirus Disease, or COVID-19, is a new respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.  This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.  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.

Nebraska-Specific Information

Nebraska-specific COVID-19 Information

2/5/20 DHHS News Release – Monitoring of the Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

1/27/20 DHHS News Release – Novel Coronavirus Outbreak


Information for the Public

COVID-19 information for the public

COVID-19 and You Factsheet

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19 Information Phone Line - (402) 444-3400


Information for Healthcare Professionals

COVID-19 information for healthcare professionals