COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease)

There are 6 cases confirmed in Buffalo County.

According to the Two Rivers Public Health Department, two cases are in the same family and have had limited contact with other individuals. One is an elderly women in her 80s and one is an man in his 90s, both have been hospitalized. The last two are women that are self-isolating at home, one is in her 30s and the other is in her 60s.

There are 8 cases confirmed in Hall County.

One of those did result in the death of a woman in her 60s with underlying health issues.

On 3/28, Gov. Ricketts announced that Hall County is now included in the State’s Directed Health Measure. This means that until May 6th, there is an enforceable limit on public gatherings, restaurants and bars have to close their dining area, schools are directed in operate without students in the building. Most of this is already being done but the DHM makes in official throughout the county.

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Election Protocol

In case you missed it, the State of Nebraska is going to hold elections as normal!

Below is an excerpt of a letter from the Buffalo County Election Commissioner, Lisa Poff.

If you have questions about the election specifically please contact Lisa’s office at (308)236-1233.

10 Tips to Reduce COVID-19 Anxiety

  1. Focus on things you can control, such as your thoughts and behaviors.
  2. Keep the big picture in mind. Humankind will survive this.
  3. Remember that the size of news coverage may not equal the size of a threat.
  4. Let wisdom and logic guide you.
  5. Turn to reputable sources for your news.
  6. Control how often you check the latest news.
  7. Model peaceful behavior for those around you.
  8. Evaluate your own health behaviors and be a model for others, including children.
  9. Feeling too isolated? Maintain digital connections with people.
  10. Don’t let fear influence your decisions, such as hoarding supplies.

Recommendations to fight COVID-19

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue away!
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Clean and disinfect commonly touched surfaces regularly!
  • Stay home when you are feeling ill.
  • Wash you hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

Symptoms of COVID-19

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure!

If you have concerns about coronavirus (COVID19) CHI Health has an online questionnaire to help people across the region find out if they are at risk. Depending on how those questions are answered, it could lead to a call with the new CHI Health Help Line. Take the questionnaire  or call 1(844)355-2273.

Information from the Center for Disease Control.