Coronavirus Updates

The World Health Organization has officially declared COVID-19 (Coronavirus) a global pandemic.  We have created this page to keep you informed with up to date accurate information, closures, postponements and local resources.

What You Need To Know

World Health Organization info on COVID-19

  • Information and guidance regarding the current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that was first reported from Wuhan, China, on Dec 31, 2019. Please visit this page for daily updates.
  • Basic Protective Measures
    • Wash your hands frequently
    • Maintain social distancing
    • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
    • Practice respiratory hygiene
    • If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early
    • Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider
  • WHO COVID-19 Myth Busters

CDC Info on Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

FDA COVID-19 Latest Information and Preventative Measures

  • What’s new, fast facts, FAQs, FDA’s role, medical countermeasures, press, statements, events and more

Flatten The Curve

  • Nebraska Medicine CEO, Dr. James Linder, explains the importance of limiting large gatherings

Safety Advice

Keep Your Family Safe

Local Resources

Douglas County Health Department

  • Community resources, community exposures, and more.
  • Information line: Douglas County Health Department’s COVID-19 Call Center: 402-444-3400 (available Monday-Friday 8:30a-4p)

Nebraska Department of Health

  • Overview, Nebraska Case Information, News Releases, Protect Yourself and Others, Take Action: Tools and Resources, Nebraska’s Response and more.

Local Updates and Resources to Keep You Healthy

City of Omaha COVID-19 Response

City of Council Bluffs COVID-19 Response

Nebraska Imposes 10-Person Limit on Public Gatherings

School Districts Offering Free Meals While Classes Are Cancelled

Local Restaurant Guide

Food Bank of the Heartland

Salvation Army Food Pantry Info

COVID-19 Response Fund To Deploy Resources To Local Nonprofits

Latest Nebraska/Iowa COVID-19 Resources to Keep You Informed

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Andrea Bocelli confirms he recovered from COVID-19 and donated plasma

PIERO CRUCIATTI/AFP via Getty Images(MILAN) — Andrea Bocelli has confirmed that he’s recovered from COVID-19. The Italian tenor, who delivered an uplifting Easter performance in Milan when his whole country was in lockdown last month, revealed the news in a statement obtained by ABC News.“The pandemic which has shaken the world has also affected –…read more »

Hotel using COVID-19-emptied rooms to shine encouraging messages to the world

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Fred Armisen debuts his “optimistic” travel show, in which he doesn’t leave his home

NBC(LOS ANGELES) — Saturday Night Live and Portlandia veteran Fred Armisen is in lockdown, like millions of other Americans, but that didn’t stop him from creating a new travel show.  As part of Peacock’s Seth Macfarlane-hosted At-Home Variety Show, Armisen’s offering, titled Fred Hopes to Travel to the Cool Part of Town, has him video-chatting with people all over the world, looking for unique places…read more »