COVID-19 Nebraska cases

COVID-19 coverage
COVID-19 coverage

ROYAL — The Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park near Royal will reopen to the public with limited hours and timed tickets beginning Wednesday, July 1. Additional restrictions will apply for the safety of visitors, staff and researchers.

Country superstar Garth Brooks is holding a concert that will be played at 300 drive-in theaters in June across the country — including the TK/Starlite Drive-In in Neligh.

While the curve has been flattened in many areas, the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over and the public should still follow recommendations to limit the spread of coronavirus, leaders from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday morning in a media briefing.

Nebraska Extension in Madison County is opening to the public Thursday, June 11. Regular office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

LINCOLN (AP) — Nebraska potentially faces nearly $3.7 billion in agricultural losses from the coronavirus pandemic if economic conditions do not improve, the Nebraska Farm Bureau said Wednesday.

Most people have been forced to go without seeing friends and extended family during the COVID-19 outbreak, and others haven’t seen immediate family members, either. Among those separated from the rest of society are residents in long-term care facilities. 

Cabins at Ta-Ha-Zouka Park and open air shelter reservations at the parks will resume Monday, June 15, beginning at 8 a.m. at the city administrative offices at 309 N. Fifth St., under the normal first-come, first-serve policy.

O’NEILL — The North Central District Health Department is seeking community feedback on its COVID-19 response. Feedback will offer NCDHD a chance to reflect on its current response and adapt to better serve North Central Nebraska communities during future waves of COVID-19.

HADAR — Shell gas station manager Holly Cunningham wasn’t really surprised when she saw a decrease in traffic on Highway 81 just south of Hadar.

Starting this week, organized sports will be allowed to use City of Norfolk facilities for practices, and playgrounds around the city will open. A decision on the city’s aquatics facilities will be made in the near future.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska could see another flare-up of coronavirus cases because of the demonstrations over the death of George Floyd, but state officials concluded that allowing protesters to peacefully vent was more important than concerns about the pandemic, Gov. Pete Ricketts said Monday.

O’NEILL — The North Central District Health Department announced that Test Nebraska would be coming to the area on Tuesday, June 2, in Valentine.

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Nearly two weeks after taking the first steps toward a full reopen, the Norfolk Family YMCA plans to enter its second phase of a gradual reopening plan beginning Monday, June 1.

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts will update Nebraskans about the spread of COVID-19 and how educational institutions are planning for the next school year during a one-hour NET News town hall meeting airing at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 28, on NET, Nebraska’s PBS and NPR stations.

Phone numbers



 Faith Regional Health Service



 Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services' Information Line

(402) 552-6645

Open 7 days a week between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

If you feel sick

If you feel sick with a fever, cough, are experiencing difficulty breathing, and have traveled to China or other areas where the virus is widespread, or were in close contact with someone with COVID-19 in the 14 days before you began to feel sick, seek medical care. Before you go to the doctor's office or emergency room, call ahead and tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.

Self-Screening Policy

Faith Regional is asking all visitors to self-screen prior to entering our facilities due to the COVID-19 outbreak. If you have any of the following symptoms, please refrain from visiting the hospital. 

  • Fever of 100 degrees or higher
  • Sore Throat
  • Headache
  • Body Aches
  • Sneezing
  • Watery Eyes or Nose