Additional COVID-19 testing dates announced (12/1/20)McCOOK, Neb. -- With the Community Risk Dial in the Red, health officials are asking residents to stay at home whenever possible. In the case of essential errands, residents are asked to wear a mask or face covering. Southwest Nebraska Public Health District had 303 new cases of COVID-19 Nov. 24 to Nov. 30 at noon. That includes Chase 24, Dundy 7, Frontier 16, Furnas 39, Hayes 6, Hitchcock 21, Keith 71, Perkins 22, Red Willow 97...
Residents urged to continue using TestNebraska drive-through events at Red Willow County Fairgrounds (11/25/20)Residents urged to continue using TestNebraska drive-through events at Red Willow Fairgrounds McCOOK, Neb. -- Residents of Nebraska are encouraged to continue using the free TestNebraska program to test for COVID-19. Community Hospital has added drive-through TestNebraska events on Wednesdays in December and January from 8 to 10 AM at the Red Willow County Fairgrounds Merchant building. Dates are December 2, 16, 30 and January 13 and 27...
Schools may be safest place for kids (11/24/20)McCOOK, Neb. — The COVID-19 Risk Dial remains at orange (elevated) for McCook Public Schools, although the risk dial for the community is higher. That’s because the public school system in McCook has its own risk dial, under the guidance of the Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department, said McCook Public Schools Superintendent Grant Norgaard...
Medical staff ‘tired, stressed,’ but determined to help (11/13/20)1McCOOK, Neb. -- Like medical workers across the state, Community Hospital’s staff is “tired and stressed,” by dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic but “they are ready and willing to continue to do what is asked of them because they are so dedicated to their community and hospital,” said Troy Bruntz, president and CEO...
New statewide DHMs in place (11/10/20)McCOOK, Neb. -- Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department has received updated Directed Health Measures for the health district that will apply to all counties in Nebraska. Some of the changes include 25% capacity for indoor gatherings and events, 6 feet required between groups of 8 people or less in any setting, and masks required for any indoor business where people will be closer than 6 feet for 15 minutes or more. These changes will be in effect from November 11th to November 30th, 2020...
Links to follow
- Center for Disease Control
- Community Hospital Coronavirus preparedness
- Community updates from Dr. Bob Rauner - Youtube channel
- COVID-19 Nebraska Cases by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
- John Hopkins Coronavirus Map
- Ne Dept of Econ Dev COVID-19
- Nebraska Chamber Coronavirus update
- Nebraska Dept. of Health and Human Services
- Southwest Nebraska Health Department
- Employee Rights - Paid Sick Leave & Expanded Family & Medical Leave
- Employer Fact Sheet Short Term Compensation
- SBA-Ne Fact Sheet-Economic injury disaster loans
- covid 19 infographic en 1
- Workplace tips for employees
- COVID-19 Business Preparedness Checklist
- 15 days to slow the spread
- CDC-COVID19 symptoms
- CDC-What to do if you are sick with COVID-19
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