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Panhandle Response to COVID-19

Panhandle Public Health District continues to respond to COVID-19 pandemic.

Panhandle Public Health District

Daily Afternoon Briefing, weekdays @ 430pm MDT. Panelists: COVID-19 Unified Command comprised of Panhandle Public Health District, Scotts Bluff County Health Department, and Region 21, 22, & 23 Emergency Management.

Registration here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6125715036624730637
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COVID-19 Event and Gathering Safety Plan | Click here to be directed to the link | Click here to download a PDF version

Please complete this application for all June events. For July and August events we recommend you wait until the Governor's Directed Health Measure for July and August is released. Please review the PDF available above to start planning.

Gatherings will be limited to the greater of 25 people (excluding staff) or 25% of rated occupancy (not to exceed 3,000) for gatherings held at: ♦ Indoor or Outdoor Arenas, Indoor or Outdoor Auctions, Stadiums, Tracks, Fairgrounds, Festivals, Zoos, Auditoriums, Large Event Conference Rooms, Meeting Halls, Indoor Theaters, Libraries, Swimming Pools, or any other confined indoor or outdoor space. ˃ Groups shall be no larger than six (6) individuals. ˃ Six (6) feet separation between groups must be maintained. Plans for reopening must be submitted to the local health departments and approved for all indoor and outdoor locations/venues that hold or have a capacity of 500 or more individuals (1,000 or more in counties over 500,000 population) before reopening is permitted.

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Resources

Businesses and Employers are Critical to help "flatten the curve." Find resources here

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Serviced Directed Health Measure Order June 1-June 30, 2020

Resources at Basecamp https://3.basecamp.com/4076066/join/w4vDqkknshYt

How to donate homemade masks and gowns to local hospitals

Quarantine Letter and Education

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Guidance Documents

Sports Reopening | Barbes & Salons | Massage Therapy | Body Art | Nebraska Dental Association | Faith Based | Restuarants

Restricted Fair Openings in Nebraska

Game and Parks

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Public Health Recommendations for Travelers:
Please click the link below to learn more regarding the latest travel recommendations.

Outline of Changes to Upcoming DHMs Phase II

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News Releases

5/29/20

Six new COVID-19 cases confirmed; Garden County first case confirmed and a community exposure site announced
Panhandle total positive count 122 with 77 recovered

5/28/20

Sunshine Corner Day Care closes until June 12, 2020 as an increased precautionary measure for staff and child safety

Sunshine Corner Day Care cierra hasta el 12 de junio de 2020 como una medida de precaución aumentada para el personal y la seguridad infantil

Nine new COVID-19 cases confirmed; Panhandle total positive count 116 with 75 recovered

Nueve nuevos casos de COVID-19 confirmados; Panhandle cuenta positiva total 116 con 75 recuperados

5/27/20

Two new COVID-19 cases confirmed; Panhandle total positive count 107 with 73 recoveries

Se confirmaron dos nuevos casos de COVID-19; Panhandle conteo positivo total 107 con 73 recuperaciones

5/26/20

Gathering, Event, & Venue Reopening Application Now Available
Five new COVID-19 cases confirmed; Panhandle total positive count 105 with 73 recoveries

Solicitud de reapertura de reuniones, eventos y lugares ahora disponible
Cinco nuevos casos de COVID-19 confirmados; Panhandle cuenta positiva total 105 con 73 recuperaciones

5/24/20

Nine new COVID-19 cases confirmed; Panhandle total positive count 100

Nueve nuevos casos de COVID-19 confirmados; Panhandle recuento positivo total 100

5/22/20

Two new cases of COVID-19, Panhandle total case count 91: 25 active, 66 recovered
Updated information provided for Scotts Bluff County cases announced on 05.21.2020

Dos nuevos casos de COVID-19, total de casos de Panhandle 91: 25 activos, 66 recuperados.
Información actualizada provista para los casos del condado de Scotts Bluff anunciada el 21/05/2020

5/21/20

Directed Health Measure for June released today by Governor Ricketts
Two new cases of COVID-19, Panhandle total case count 89: 25 active, 64 recovered

Medida de salud dirigida para junio publicada hoy por el gobernador Ricketts
Dos nuevos casos de COVID-19, total de casos de Panhandle 89: 25 activos, 64 recuperados

5/20/20

Know how COVID-19 spreads, the best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus
One new case of COVID-19, Panhandle total case count 87: 24 active, 63 recovered

Saber como se propaga el COVID-19, la major manera de prevenir la enfermedad es evitar el exponerse al virus
Un caso nuevo de COVID-19, el índice total de casos en el Panhandle es de 87: 24 activos, 63 recuperados

5/19/20

Free drive-thru COVID-19 testing available in Scottsbluff on Thursday and Friday 

5/17/20

Wearing gloves only recommended when cleaning or caring for someone who is sick, handwashing remains the best prevention - Four new cases of COVID-19, Panhandle total case count 86: 32 active, 54 recovered

La recomendacion de ponerse guantes es solamete para limpiar o al cuidar de alguien que este enfermo, el lavarse las manos permanece siendo la mejor prevención
Cuatro casos nuevos de COVID-19, el índice total de casos en el Panhandle es de 86: 32 activos, 54 recuperados

5/15/20

Three new cases of COVID-19 in Scotts Bluff County, Six more cases deemed recovered

Tres casos nuevos de COVID-19 en el Condado de  Scotts Bluff,  Seis casos mas se consideran recuperados

5/14/20

Wash your hands often to protect yourself and others from COVID-19; One new case of COVID-19 in Scotts Bluff County

Lavese las manos con frecuencia para protejerse a usted mismo y a los demas del COVID-19; Un nuevo caso de COVID-19 en el Condado de Scotts Bluff

5/13/20

Two new COVID-19 cases, one in Scotts Bluff County and one in Morrill County Panhandle total positive count 78, recovered count 48

Dos casos nuevos de COVID-19, uno en el Condado de Scotts Bluff y uno en el Condado de  Morrill El índice total de casos positivos en el Panhandle es 78, el índice de casos recuperados es 48

5/12/20

One new COVID-19 case and three recoveries in Scotts Bluff County Panhandle total positive count 76, recovered count 47

Un Caso nuevo de COVID-19,  y tres recuperados, sube el indice total de casos positivos en el Panhandle son 76, y casos recuperados a 47

5/11/20

On new COVID-19 case, Panhandle total positive count 75

Un Caso nuevo de COVID-19, el idice total de casos positivos en el Panhandle son 75  

Investigation complete for Dawes County case announced on May 8, Box Butte County case deemed recovered

Investigación completada para el caso del condado de Dawes anunciada el 8 de mayo, caso del condado de Box Butte considerado recuperado

5/9/20

One new COVID-19 case, Panhandle total positive count 74

Un caso nuevo de COVID-19, Panhandle recuento positivo total 74

5/8/20

Five new COVID-19 cases, first positive case in Dawes County Panhandle total positive count 73

Cinco nuevos casos de COVID-19, primer caso positivo en el condado de DawesPanhandle recuento positivo total 73

5/7/20

Free drive-thru COVID-19 testing available at six sites across the Panhandle for those with symptoms or at risk of being exposed
Pruebas gratuitas de COVID-19 disponibles en seis sitios en el Panhandle para aquellos con síntomas o en riesgo de exponerse.

Five additional COVID-19 cases brings today’s total to 6 cases, Panhandle total positive count 68

Cinco casos adicionales de COVID-19 elevan el total de hoy a 6 casos, Panhandle cuenta positiva total 68

One new COVID-19 case, Panhandle total positive count 63

Un nuevo caso COVID-19, Panhandle cuenta positiva total 63

5/6/20

Four new COVID-19 cases, Updated case information for Scotts Bluff County female announced on 05.05.2020

Cuatro nuevos casos de COVID-19, información actualizada del caso para la mujer del condado de Scotts Bluff anunciada el 05.05.2020

5/5/20

Three new COVID-19 cases, Panhandle total positive count 58

Tres nuevos casos de COVID-19, Panhandle total positivo 58

5/4/20

Two new cases in Morrill County, Panhandle total positive count 55

Dos casos nuevos en el condado de Morrill, la cuenta positiva total en el Panhandle es 55

Please continue important prevention as we move to a new phase

Continúe con la prevención importante a medida que avanzamos a una nueva fase

5/3/20

Three new cases in Scotts Bluff County, Panhandle total positive count 53

Spanish:Three new cases in Scotts Bluff County, Panhandle total positive count 53

5/2/20

One new case in Cheyenne County, Scotts Bluff County cases announced on May 1 deemed community spread

Un caso nuevo en el Condado de Cheyenne, los casos del Condado de Scotts Bluff que se anunciaron el 1ro de Mayo todos se consideran como propagación comunitaria  

5/1/20

Two new cases in Scotts Bluff County, Panhandle total positive count to 49

Dos nuevos casos en el Condado de Scotts Bluff, el total de casos positivos en el Panhandle es 49

4/30/20

Dawes County has no confirmed COVID-19 cases

El condado e Dawes no ha confirado casos de COVID-19

4/28/20

Two new cases in Scotts Bluff County, Panhandle total positive count to 47

Dos casos nuevos en el Condado de Scotts Bluff los cuales suben los casos positivos en el Panhandle a 47

4/27/20

One new case in Cheyenne County, Panhandle total positive count to 45

Caso nuevo en el Condado de Cheyenne sube el total de casos positivos en el Panhandle a 40

4/26/20

No confirmed COVID-19 cases in Dawes County

No hay casos confirmados de COVID-19 en el Condado de Dawes

4/25/20

Clarification on Dawes County state map count, one new case in Scotts Bluff County

Clarificacion en el conteo del mapa estatal en el Condado de Dawes, un caso nuevo en el Condado de Scotts Bluff

4/24/2020

Three new cases in Scotts Bluff County brings Panhandle total positives to 43

Tres casos nuevos en el Condado de Scotts Bluff sube el total de casos positivos en el Panhandle a 43

Updated DHM Goes into Effect Across the Panhandle on May 4

DHM (Medida Directa en Materia de Salud) Entra en Efecto Atravez del Panhandle el 4 de Mayo

4/22/20

New case in Scotts Bluff County brings Panhandle total positives to 40

Caso nuevo en el Condado de Scotts Bluff sube el total de casos positivos en el Panhandle a 40

4/21/20

New case in Cheyenne County brings Panhandle total positives to 39

Caso nuevo en el Condado de Cheyene sube el total de casos positios en ele Panhandle a 39

4/19/2020
Four new cases in Scotts Bluff County brings Panhandle total positives to 38

Cuatro casos nuevos en el Condado de Scotts Bluff suben el total en el Panhandle a 38 positivos

4/17/2020

New case in Cheyenne County brings Panhandle total positives to 34

Caso nuevo en el Condado de Cheyene sube el total de casos positios en ele Panhandle a 34

4/16/2020
New case in Scotts Bluff County brings Panhandle total positives to 33

Nuevo caso en el Condado de Scotts Bluff sube el total de casos positivos en el Panhandle a 33

4/15/2020

Investigation details released to the public for Cheyenne County, Morrill County, and Scotts Bluff County positive cases announced on April 14, 2020

Detalles de la investigacion acerca de los comunicados inmediatos dados al publico en relacion a los casos positivos del Condado de Cheyenne, Condado de Morrill, y del Condado de Scotts Bluff, los cuales se anunciaron el 14 de Abril del 2020

4/14/2020
First positive for COVID-19 in Morrill County, and new cases in Scotts Bluff and Cheyenne County bring Panhandle total positives to 32

Primer caso positive de COVID-19 en el Condado de Morrill, y neevos casos en los Condados de Scotts Bluff y Cheyenne suven el total de casos positivos en el Panhanlde a 32

One positive COVID-19 case from recent National Guard testing, remaining 98 samples collected were negative

Un caso positivo de COVID-19 resulto durante las pruebas que hicieron La Guardia Nacional recientemente, las 98 muestras restantes que se coleccionaron resultaron negativas 

Investigation details released to the public for the Cheyenne County case announced this past weekend, no community exposure locations identified

Detalles de la investigacion dadas al publico acerca del caso del Condado de Cheyenne que fue anunciado este pasado fin de semana, no se identificaron lugares communitarios de propagación

4/12/2020
Unified Command confirms a female in her 80s is the latest Scotts Bluff County case, bringing Panhandle total count to 27
El Comando Unificado confirma que una dama en sus 80’s es el caso más reciente en el Condado de Scotts Bluff, subiendo el total del conteo a 27

4/11/2020
Second positive for COVID-19 in Cheyenne County and one more case in Scotts Bluff County brings Panhandle total count to 26
El segundo caso positivo de COVID-19 en el Condado de Cheyenne y un caso más en el Condado de Scotts Bluff trae el total del conteo en el Panhandle a 26
First positive for COVID-19 in Box Butte County and two new cases in Scotts Bluff County bring Panhandle total positives to 24
El primer caso positivo de COVID-19 en el Condado de Box Butte y dos casos nuevos en el Condado de Scotts Bluff traen el total en el Panhandle a 24

4/9/20

Governor Ricketts expands statewide Directed Health Measure
El Gobernador Ricketts amplia la Medida de Salud Dirigida a nivel estatal
National Guard to Conduct COVID-19 Testing in Scotts Bluff County beginning on Friday, April 10

4/8/20

National Guard to Conduct COVID-19 Testing in Kimball County on Thursday, April 9
La Armada Nacional Conducirá Pruebas del COVID-19 en el Condado de Kimball el dia Jueves, 9 de Abril del 2020
Four New COVID-19 Cases in Scotts Bluff County Bring Panhandle Total Count to 21
Cuatro Casos Nuevos de Covid-19 en el Condado de Scotts Bluff los cuales traen el conteo total en el Panhandle a 21

4/6/20
Investigation Details Released to the Public, Adding Minimal Community Exposure Locations to the List
Avance detallados de La Investigación en Comunicado al Público, Se Agrega a la Lista Lugares de propagación/exposición Mínima
Updated Guidance to Area Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers
Provee Guia Actualizada para los Empleados Esensiales del Area
4 /5/20
Eight additional tests are confrirmed postive for COVID-19
Ocho pruebas adicionales se han confirmado como positivas para el COVID-19

4/4/20
No new test results received, updating information on previous cases
No se han recibido resultados nuevos, avance informativo en los casos previos

4/2/20

Current Positive Cases in Kimball County Warrant Concern with Health Officials

Los Recientes Casos Positivos en el Condado de Kimball Han Ocasionado una Orden de Preocupación entre los Oficiales de Salud 

4/1/20
Panhandle COVID-19 Unified Command Announces Two More Positive Cases in Kimball County
El Comando Unificado del Panhandle del COVID-19 Anuncia Dos Casos Mas en el Condado de Kimball
Further Guidance on the Panhandle Directed Health Measure Issued by Governor Ricketts on March 30, 2020 and Turkey Hunting Restrictions
El Comando Unificado del Panhandle del COVID-19 Provee orientacion adicional acerca de la Directiva para las Medidas de Salud del Panhandle, dada por el Governador Ricketts el 30 de Marzo del 2020 y de las Restringiones Para La Caseria de Pavos.

3/31/20
Panhandle COVID-19 Unified Command Announces Two More Positive Cases in Scotts Bluff County
El Comando Unificado del Panhandle del COVID-19 Anuncia Dos Casos Mas en el Condado de Scottsbluff
Panhandle schools will be operating in an alternative learning environment for the remainder of the school year
Las escuelas del Panhandle estaran operando en un ambiente alternativo de aprendizaje por lo que resta del año escolar

3/30/20
Panhandle COVID-19 Unified Command Announces First Positive Case in Kimball County
El Comando Unificado del Panhandle del COVID-19 El Primer Caso Positivo en el Condado de Kimball
Panhandle COVID-19 Unified Command Announces Locations of Potential Community Exposure from Recently Confirmed Case in the Scotts Bluff County
El Comando Unificado del Panhandle del COVID-19 Anuncia Los Lugares Potencialmente Expuestos por el Reciente Caso Confirmado en el Condado de Scotts Bluff

3/29/20
Panhandle COVID-19 Unified Command Announces First Positive Case in Scotts Bluff County
El comando unificado Panhandle COVID-19 anuncia el primer caso positivo en el condado de Scotts Bluff