COVID-19 coverage
COVID-19 coverage

OMAHA (AP) — More than 40% of the deaths linked to the coronavirus in Nebraska have been at nursing homes, but the overall rate of deaths in the state’s nursing homes has remained relatively low compared with national figures.

O’NEILL — The North Central District Health Department will be hosting public TestNebraska clinics for COVID-19 next week at the following locations:

O’NEILL — The North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) was made aware of 27 additional COVID-19 cases in the district Wednesday.

O’NEILL — The North Central District Health Department was made aware of 28 additional cases in the district and one death on Saturday.

The Northeast Nebraska Economic Development District in Norfolk has been awarded a $2.2 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to administer a revolving loan fund (RLF) that will provide critical gap financing to small businesses and entrepreneurs adversely affected by the coronavirus p…

As it has been with so many events this year, the 2020 PATCH Health Fair has been canceled because of the ongoing pandemic. It had been scheduled for Friday, Sept. 11, at Northeast Community College.

There are a lot of feelings about going back to school this fall. No matter where you stand on the issue, there is likely one thing we all have in common: None of us are entirely satisfied with the answers. As parents of a 5- and 12-year-old, my teacher husband and I discuss the “go back” pl…

Northeast Community College has revised its face covering policy and is now requiring the wearing of face masks or shields by faculty, staff, students and visitors in all college buildings at all locations. 

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts said Monday that he remains confident that the benefits of reopening schools this fall outweigh the risks posed by the coronavirus and that he thinks students can return to the classroom safely.

The Connection Project, Norfolk’s first and only peer-run nonprofit mental health recovery organization, has been awarded a $75,000 Community CARES Response and Recovery Grant by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

O’NEILL — North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of two new positive COVID-19 case in Pierce County.

O’NEILL — The North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of a positive COVID-19 case in Pierce County. 

WASHINGTON (AP) — With President Donald Trump’s push to reopen schools, some advisers are advocating for a massive federal expenditure to make campuses safe as Congress compiles the next COVID-19 relief bill.

Norfolk businesses received millions of dollars from the federal Paycheck Protection Program created in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to publicly available data from the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

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.

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