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Central District continues to require masks to be worn properly and continuously on its premises and at our COVID-19 vaccination clinics. By wearing your mask, you are protecting staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to defeat COVID-19.

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Masks protect You: Masks protect me

As the Grand Island mask policy sunsets on February 23, 2021, CDHD recommends that people continue to wear masks in public settings, at events and gatherings, and anywhere they will be around other people. Effective February 2, 2021, masks are required on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations. For more information, see: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/about-face-coverings.html

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Clarification of the Interval between first and second doses of Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 shots.

The mRNA COVID-19 vaccine series consist of two doses:

 - Pfizer: 3 weeks (21 days) apart

 - Moderna: 1 month (28 days) apart

Persons should not be scheduled to receive the second dose earlier than recommended (i.e., 3 weeks [Pfizer] or 1 month [Moderna]). However, second doses administered within a grace period of 4 days earlier than the recommended date for the second dose are still considered valid. Doses inadvertently administered earlier than the grace period should not be repeated.

The shot should be given as close to the recommended interval as possible. However, if a delay in vaccination is unavoidable, the second dose of Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines may be administered up to 6 weeks (42 days) after the first dose.

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February 19, 2021

If you or someone you know is age 70 or older who has not yet received the first COVID-19 vaccination, please contact us at 308-385-5175.

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Click here to register for the COVID-19 vaccine: https://vaccinate.ne.gov/

Here’s how to register:

 - Fill out a short questionnaire.

 - You will receive an email confirming your registration if you provide an email address.

 - When you are selected in the phase you are eligible for, you will receive an email with instructions on how to schedule your vaccination. If you don’t have an email address but enter a phone number, you will be contacted by either text or phone call.

Please continue to avoid the 3Cs – Crowded places, Close contact with others, and Confined spaces – every time you’re away from home and be #BigRedResponsible by wearing a mask while we work to make Nebraska safe.

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Click here for Phase 1A allocation recommendations 

 

 

Click here for Phase 1B Allocation recommendations  

 

 

Click here to learn more about COVID-19 vaccines at                        

 

 

Click here to learn about the benefits of Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine

 

 

Click here for more information on COVID-19 Vaccine in Pregnancy

 

                                     

Key things to Know about the U.S. COVID-19 Vaccination Program 

 

 

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Find the current Directed Health Measures here: http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/COVID-19-Directed-Health-Measures.aspx

NEW INFORMATION ON QUARANTINE FOR COVID-19 (Effective 12/3/2020 at 5:00p.m.)

Revised Options to Discontinue Quarantine

FAQ’s


Q: What has changed?
A:
There are now three options:

  1. Quarantine can remain at 14 days.
  2. Quarantine can end after Day 10 without testing and if no symptoms have been reported during daily monitoring.
  3. Quarantine can end after Day 7 if a COVID-19 test collected on or after Day 5 is negative and if no symptoms were reported during daily monitoring. (Diagnostic testing resources must be sufficient and available)

Q: Why the changes?
A:
The CDC revised its guidance based on ongoing research. We are learning more as we
work through the pandemic and changes will be made in the best interest of the public’s
health. The CDC still recommends a 14-day quarantine period when possible. However,
reducing the length of quarantine may reduce the burden of quarantine and may
increase community compliance.


Q: Are there risks with ending quarantine according to the new CDC guidance.
A:
With the 10-day strategy, residual post-quarantine transmission risk is estimated to be
about 1% with an upper limit of about 10%.
With the 7-day strategy, the residual post-quarantine transmission risk is estimated to
be about 5% with an upper limit of about 12%.
With the 14-day strategy, the residual post-quarantine transmission risk is estimated to
be about 0.1% with an upper limit of about 3%.


Q: What if I end my quarantine before 14 days according to the new guidelines?
A:
You need to self-monitor for the development of COVID-19 symptoms and wear a mask
over the nose and mouth for the full 14 days.

Q: What if I am in quarantine now?                                                                                                                                                                                                      A:  That depends on the date you were quarantined. If you were quarantine on November 23rd or earlier, you have now completed your 10 day quarantine and can return to routine activities. However, you must self monitor for symptoms and wear a mask through Day 14 of the original quarantine.

If you have completed less than 10 days, you may:

Stay quarantined for 10 days from your initial quarantine date and then if you have no symptoms, you may resume routine activities. However, you must self monitor for symptoms and wear a mask through Day 14 of the original quarantine. If you are at least Day 5, you can elect to test out of quarantine and should seek a test. If your test results are negative, you may resume normal activities starting on Day 7. However, you must self monitor for symptoms and wear a mask through Day 14 of the original quarantine.

Q: What if I start to show COVID-19 symptoms during quarantine?
A:
If you start to have symptoms of COVID-19, you should seek a diagnostic test. You will
need to isolate until you get your test results so that you don’t spread the virus to
others.


Q: What is a “diagnostic test”?
A:
PCR tests and Antigen tests (nasal or oral specimen) are acceptable tests. Antibody test
(blood specimen) results do not qualify for ending quarantine early.


Q: What if I don’t have symptoms, but I still get a positive test result?
A:
Some people do not show symptoms. If you receive a positive test result, you should isolate. This has not changed. You must isolate for 10 days and until you have been fever-free without fever reducing medicine for 24 hours and your symptoms have improved.


Q: What is self-monitoring for symptom development? How do I do that?
A:
Monitor daily for symptom development, which can include a fever (of 100.4 F or above) or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, tiredness, muscle aches, headaches, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea. If you develop symptoms, seek a COVID-19 test.


Q: Where can I get a “diagnostic” test?
A:
Ask your healthcare provider for a test. Or you may go to Testnebraska.com and sign up for a test at no cost to you.


Visit Testnebraska.com, or TestNebraska/es for Spanish, to schedule an appointment at one of more than 60 Test Nebraska locations across the state. Those with questions about testing or who need help completing the online assessment can call the Test Nebraska hotline at
(402) 207-9377.

Presone aquí para más información acerca la nueva información sobre cuarentena para COVID

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If you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, click here for more information.

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Click on this image to register.

Please note schedule change. Due to Presidents' Day, no testing on Monday, 2/15. 

Haga click en esta imagen para registrarse.

Tome en cuenta por el dia de los Presidentes, Lunes, 2/15, no seran pruebas.

Community Use of Cloth Masks to Control the Spread of SARS-CoV-2: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/more/masking-science-sars-cov2.html

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