Directed Health Measures and reopening information:
- Governor Ricketts announces shortened quarantines and guidance for essential caregiver visitation in long-term care facilities
- Directed Health Measure Order 2020 – PPHD – 016 (includes Box Butte County, effective December 3-31, 2020)
- Directed Health Measure Order 2020 – PPHD – 012 (includes Box Butte County; effective November 11-30, 2020)
- Outline to changes of DHSM Phase IV 9/14/2020
- Phase IV reopening guidelines
- Directed Health Measure Order 2020 – PPHD – 008 (Box Butte County)
As of 9/14/2020, testing is available in Alliance each morning from 9 to 10 a.m. by signing up at https://www.testnebraska.com/
Alliance Public Library available services and procedures in response to covid-19: https://libraries.ne.gov/alliance/2020/03/16/alliance-public-library-coronavirus-procedures/
Alliance Public Schools Covid Dashboard: https://www.alliancebulldogs.org/covid-19-dashboard.html
Covid-19 related closures and limits on services: http://www.cityofalliance.net/AlertCenter.aspx?AID=CLOSURES-AND-LIMITED-SERVICES-AS-A-RESUL-1
- Panhandle Public Health District (PPHD) ~ http://www.pphd.org/
- Nebraska Department of Health and Human services (DHHS) ~ http://www.dhhs.ne.gov/coronavirus
- Nebraska Map of Confirmed Cases
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ~ https://www.cdc.gov/covid19
- World Health Organization ~ https://who.int
- Clinical Trials Concerning Covid-19
- National Institute of Health ~ https://www.nih.gov/health-information/coronavirus
Identifying Fake News
We live in a world heavily saturated with media, and it is becoming harder to know which sources are trustworthy. Here are some guides to help you evaluate the source:
- How to report fake news on
- Families First Coronavirus Act ~ H.R. 6201
- Care for Covid-19 Act ~ S.3442
- Covid-19 Child Nutrition Response Act ~ H.R. 6203
- Other Covid-19 related congressional activity
Statewide COVID-19 Information Line Opens for Residents
As Nebraska continues to adjust to a new normal as a result of the impacts of COVID-19 on the state, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has set up a coronavirus (COVID-19) information line that will allow residents to get answers to general questions and receive information on resources available.
That number is: 402-552-6645; hours of operation are 8 a.m.-8 p.m. CST, 7 days a week.
You can also submit a question to CDC Info via email – https://wwwn.cdc.gov/dcs/ContactUs/Form
The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and its public health partners continue to closely track the unfolding outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and anticipate its impact on Nebraska and its health care systems.
First, Nebraskans can help protect themselves from COVID-19 and other respiratory infections by:
- Staying home if you are sick and avoiding close contact with those who are sick.
- Washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water aren’t available, use an alcohol-based sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Here are some of the latest tools and resources to help everyone plan ahead.
Individuals and Families
- How to Prepare and Take Action at Home – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/get-your-household-ready-for-COVID-19.html
- Build a Preparedness Kit – https://www.ready.gov.
- Information for Pregnant Women and Children – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/pregnant-women.html
- Information for Travelers – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html
- Coronavirus Disease 2019 Advice to the Public – Myth Busters – https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters
Childcares and K-12 Schools
- Interim Guidance for Administrators of U.S. Childcare Programs and K-12 Schools – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/guidance-for-schools.html
Colleges and Universities
- Interim Guidance for Administrators of U.S. Institutions of Higher Education – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-ihe-response.html
- Guidance for Student Foreign Travel for Institutions of Higher Education – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/student-foreign-travel.html
- Guidance for Businesses and Employers – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/guidance-business-response.html
- Information for Workers and Employers About Coronavirus Disease 2019 – https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/
- Get Your Mass Gatherings or Large Community Events ready for Coronavirus Disease 2019 – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/mass-gatherings-ready-for-covid-19.html
- Steps Facilities can Take to Prepare for Coronavirus Disease 2019 – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/healthcare-facilities/steps-to-prepare.html
- Interim Guidance for Healthcare Facilities – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/healthcare-facilities/guidance-hcf.html
- Strategies to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 in Long-Term Care Facilities – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/healthcare-facilities/prevent-spread-in-long-term-care-facilities.html
- Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of N95 Respirators – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/respirators-strategy/index.html
First responders and law enforcement
- Interim Guidance for Emergency Medical Services – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-for-ems.html
- Information for Law Enforcement Personnel – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-law-enforcement.html
Stay informed. DHHS will continue to update Nebraskans through our website http://www.dhhs.ne.gov/coronavirus and on Facebook and Twitter as we have new information. Your local health department is also a good resource for information.