Area moves to Phase II; ninth case reported in Furnas County (6/2/20)McCOOK, Neb. -- An additional COVID-19 case has been reported in Furnas County, and the Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department has moved into Phase 2 of the reopening of Directed Health Measures, June 1-30. One more person from the health district, a female in her 70s living in Furnas County, has tested positive for COVID-19, related to community spread...
First Chase Co. case reported; DHM Phase II in effect June 1 (5/26/20)McCOOK, Neb. -- Additional cases of COVID-19 have been reported to the Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department, but plans are still in place to loosen restrictions statewide. One is the first confirmed case in Chase County, a male in his 70s who is hospitalized and the case is under investigation...
Flyovers set for McCook, Cambridge hospitals (5/15/20)LINCOLN, Neb. - A Air National Guard flyover canceled because of bad weather earlier this week has been rescheduled for Monday and now includes Cambridge and McCook hospitals. The flyover is a salute to healthcare professionals and all Nebraskans responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. It now includes more than 30 Nebraska hospitals spanning nearly the entire state...
New COVID-19 case confirmed in Furnas County (5/15/20)McCOOK, Neb. -- Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department has been notified of an additional person from SWNPHD’s health district that has tested positive for COVID-19. This positive case is a female in her 50s in Furnas County, and it is related to travel outside the health district. She is currently self-isolating at home. All identified close contacts will be self-quarantined. This case brings the total to fourteen positive COVID-19 cases in SWNPHD...
Tri Valley Health to resume elective surgeries (5/15/20)CAMBRIDGE, Neb. -- Tri Valley Health System will be resuming elective surgeries beginning Monday, May 18, 2020 after Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts announced that the State of Nebraska relaxed existing Directed Health Measure requirements in order to allow elective surgical procedures to resume. Elective surgeries were initially suspended by the federal government to prioritize the use of personal protective equipment, ventilators, and other equipment for COVID-19...
Foundation helps narrow homework gap in face of COVID-19 (5/15/20)McCOOK, Neb. -- McCook Public Schools will be receiving $40,000 to address technological needs and hopefully bridge the homework gap, which has become every more apparent during this COVID crisis. The homework gap refers to the difficulty students experience completing homework remotely...
No COVID-19 detected in latest McCook, Ogallala testings (5/15/20)McCOOK, Neb. -- Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department (SWNPHD) has received all the results from the Nebraska National Guard testing events on May 6th in McCook and on May 8th in Ogallala. All test results were negative, and no new COVID-19 cases were identified. ...
Community Hospital resuming elective surgeries May 18 (5/13/20)McCOOK, Neb. -- Community Hospital is resuming elective surgical services on Monday, May 18, according to hospital officials. Patients with upcoming surgeries will be expected to self-isolate for two weeks prior to their scheduled procedures. They will also be asked to keep a log of their temperatures, any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 and will be given guidelines to follow for social distancing prior to surgery. On the day of their surgery, they will also be screened upon arrival...
YMCA 'soft opening' Thursday (5/8/20)McCOOK, Neb. -- New YMCA Executive Director Mitch Gross announced that the facility will reopen on a limited basis Thursday. Through online registration at www.mccookymca.org, 10 slots per hour will be open in the fitness room and five in the weight room from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m...
Additional case diagnosed in Keith County (5/8/20)McCOOK, Neb. -- Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department (SWNPHD) has been notified of an additional person from SWNPHD’s health district that has tested positive for COVID-19. This positive case is a male in their twenties in Keith County. They are currently self-isolating at home. ...
Health official praises citizens for cooperation (5/7/20)McCOOK, Neb. — Myra Stoney, director of the Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department, gave kudos to area residents for following the COVID-19 social distancing guidelines. However, she reminded citizens to remain vigilant, as those testing positive for the virus has increased to 11 as of Monday, she told the McCook City Council at the regular meeting Monday night. “It’s important to not let down our guard…to keep us healthy,” she said...
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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