The Health Department t is collecting dead corvids, such as blue jays, crows, and magpies, for West Nile Virus testing. If you find any of these birds that have been dead for less than 24 hours and are in good condition, please phone the Health Department at 402-339-4334.
Summer is West Nile Virus season. Protect yourself. Take precautions. Stay indoors during dusk and dawn when mosquitos are most active. Wear long pants and long sleeved shirts. Eliminate standing water where mosquitos breed. And wear insect repellent while outdoors. The Health Department is distributing free insect repellent to residents of Sarpy and Cass counties. Stop by our office to pick up a package of repellent wipes.
The Health Department's office in Papillion will be closed on Monday, May 28, 2018, in recognition of Memorial Day.
National Public Health Week starts today! The staff at the Sarpy/Cass Health Department are excited to highlight a few of the many ways we work to keep you safe and healthy, and support everyone in their efforts to do the same. Where we live, learn, and work impacts our health and our opportunity to ward off disease and injury. Changing our health means ensuring conditions where everyone has the opportunity to be healthy. Let’s learn how to change our future together.
The Health Department is currently not distributing short-term radon gas testing kits. However, encouraging radon testing in homes remains a priority for the Department. Please visit a local hardware store to purchase a test kit. Contact the Department if you have any questions regarding radon gas or testing.
The Sarpy/Cass Health Department offers free transportation assistance to women with a mammogram appointment. The service includes home pick up, hospital/clinic drop off, and return home drop off. Eligibility includes women aged 40-75 years living in Sarpy or Cass counties. Please call the Health Department at 402-537-6968 for more information.
On February 14, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service issued a public health alert out of an abundance of caution due to concerns about illnesses that may be caused by Salmonella associated with a chicken salad product sold in Fareway grocery stores. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
The Health Department's office in Papillion will be closed on Monday, February 19, 2018, in recognition of President's Day.
The Health Department continues to recommend flu vaccination as the first line of defense against the flu. Call your doctor, or use the flu vaccine finder to find where vaccine is available in your community.
Tonight's Board of Health meeting has been rescheduled for Monday, January 29, 2018, at 5:30 p.m.