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Nebraska COVID hospitalizations drop to lowest since Oct. 26

Omaha, Neb. --  Nebraska health officials say the number of people hospitalized with the coronavirus in the state has dropped to its lowest point in nearly three months. The Nebraska Department of He... Read More

PPHD: COVID Phase 1B Vaccination Sign-up Eligibility Expanded

Anyone 65+ or persons with medical conditions can now register for the COVID vaccine wait list. Those meeting those criteria can complete the form at The online link completion is preferred, but people can call 308-262-... Read More

Meat worker COVID-19 cases five times lower than June

A new analysis of independent data for 2020 shows that new COVID-19 infection rates amongst meat and poultry workers were five times lower in December than in May. Meanwhile, rates in the general population rocketed up nine times in the same perio... Read More

Scotts Bluff Co. Health Begins Notification for 75+ COVID Vaccination

Scotts Bluff County Health authorities say the county is moving into phase 1B of the COVID-19 vaccination schedule. Notifications of time and place for the COVID-19 vaccine appointments are being sent to Scotts Bluff County residents age 75 and ol... Read More

Over 40% of Nebraska's Health Care Workers Receive Vaccine

More than 40% of Nebraska's 90,000 health care workers have received the first of two doses of the coronavirus vaccine as the state is ramping up distribution. State health officials said 78,074 of the 144,363 doses Nebraska has received so far ha... Read More

Panhandle COVID Risk Dial Remains High, 19 Add'l Deaths

Nineteen additional COVID-related deaths in the Panhandle were confirmed Monday by area public health officials, bringing the total deaths in the region to 155. The deaths are being announced as follows: Box Butte County female in her 90s ... Read More

Panhandle COVID Deaths Reach 136, More Pending Confirmation

Sixteen additional COVID-related deaths were reported by Panhandle Public Health officials Thursday, bringing the total since the start of the pandemic to 136. “We share our sincerest sympathies with the friends and loved ones in the loss of our f... Read More

COVID-19 Vaccination Registration Available for Scotts Bluff County Residents Age 75 and Older

On Friday, January 1, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts elevated individuals ages 75+ priority status to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. In accordance with state and federal recommendations, the vaccine is being distributed in waves throughout the Neb... Read More

Unified Command Provides Monday Afternoon COVID-19 Update

Today, PPHD's Unified Command provided an update on the latest COVID-19 numbers since last reporting on December 28th. There were 213 new cases and six additional deaths to report. The new cases by county include: Banner- 1 Box Butte- 25 ... Read More

Wyo. Bars, Restaurants Can Resume Normal Hours Jan. 9

Governor Mark Gordon has announced a return to normal operating hours for bars and restaurants, praising the response by Wyomingites that has resulted in a decline in COVID-19 hospitalizations around the state. Effective January 9, updated health ... Read More

Panhandle Residents 75 & Older Can Sign Up for COVID Vaccinations

COVID vaccine will be accessible to Panhandle residents age 75 and older, and they can  sign up now to be notified when the vaccinations will be available.  COVID vaccinations are advancing in the Panhandle with 4200 doses received the week of D... Read More