COVID-19 for General Public

Below, anything that is underlined is a clickable link to download a document or take you to the specific website.

Nebraska's DHM Plans (as of 11/13/2020)

Below is a chart that depicts what restrictions will be in place based on the number of COVID-19 patients occupying staffed hospital beds in Nebraska. To monitor the numbers, you can view number of staffed beds and number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients here. To increase to the next color, only one day of meeting the percentage is required. To decrease to the lower color, a seven day rolling average is needed. 

This is the main page for COVID-19 from the CDC. At the bottom of the main page is a 'What's New' box that shows the most recent updated documents and information. 

This page has recommended strategies for employers to use to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among employees. It's also important to note that if you have an employee who is potentially exposed, they may need to stay quarantined at home for 14 days. Do you have in policy how to handle this situation?


1) Resources for Individuals, Families, K-12 Schools, Childcare facilities, Colleges & Universities, Businesses, Communities,

Healthcare Facilities, First Responders & Law Enforcement

2) Community Pandemic Planning and Resources

3) Journal of Hospital Infection - Persistence of coronavirus on inanimate surfaces and their inactivation with biocidal


4) EPA's Registered Anitmicrobial Products for Use Against Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19 

5) What You Need to Know About Keeping Workplaces, Homes, Schools, or Commercial Establishments Safe

6) US Dept of Labor Coronavirus Resources 

7) Event, Public Gathering & School Guidance for March 16-31 

8) National Funeral Directors Association COVID-19 

9) Ag Resources 

10) Guidance for Nurseries and Garden Center Operators 

11) Building Water Quality & Coronavirus: Flushing Guidance for Periods of Low or No Use 

12) Guidance for Restricted Fair Openings in Nebraska 

13) Guidance for Restricted Livestock Shows/Events in Nebraska 

14) COVID-19 Considerations for Animal Activities at Fairs, Shows and Other Events 

15) How to Select, Wear and Clean Your Mask 

16) CDC Scientific Brief: Community Use of Cloth Masks to Control the Spread of COVID-19 *NEW* 11/13/2020

17) CDC: Holiday Celebrations and Small Gatherings *NEW* 11/17/2020

Howard County Medical Center Mental Health Services 308.223.0638

Mid-Plains Center Crisis Line 308.385.5250

National Suicide Prevention Life Line 800.273.8255

Region 3 Behavioral Health Services 800.321.4981 (staff checking voicemail)

Crisis Stabilization Unit 308.385.5250

Nebraska Family Helpline 888.866.8660

Disaster Distress Helpline 800.985.5990

Health Department Contact

For any questions related to COVID-19, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Health Department (308) 346-5795



934 I St, Burwell, NE 68823


Call 308.346.5795

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