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NDOT Awarded $5 Million Emergency Relief Grant from Federal Transit Administration

The Federal Transit Administration has awarded the Nebraska Department of Transportation a $5 million grant through the COVID-19 emergency relief program. The funds will be used to reimburse rural... Read More

PPHD: Baseball Tournament in Chadron Deemed Community Exposure Site

Unified Command has confirms the Cal Ripken 11 under State Tournament July 31 – August 2 in Chadron as a community exposure site. Two residents from Wyoming have tested positive who attended the tournament. During the investigation, health offic... Read More

Sheridan County Jail Responds to Presumed COVID-19 Positive Case

Sheridan County jail recently had a detained individual that is a presumed COVID-19 positive case. The individual is now self-isolating at home. In accordance with the jail’s response plan, no additional people will be brought into the jail only d... Read More

Ricketts In Scottsbluff To Thank Healthcare Workers

Governor Pete Ricketts was in Scottsbluff Tuesday afternoon to thank Panhandle Public Health District and other health professionals for their tireless work during the pandemic. Ricketts spoke to approximately two dozen socially distanced employee... Read More

Safety Prioritized During 2020 UNL Residence Hall Move-In

Pandemic precautions will significantly change the process of moving into University of Nebraska–Lincoln residence halls in 2020.  The university expects about 5,500 students will move into its 14 residence halls by Aug. 16.  With about 4,000 o... Read More

Panhandle, 55 Other Counties Staying in DHM Phase 3 Through August

The eleven counties of the Panhandle will stay in the Phase 3 Directed Health Measures restrictions through the end of August, along with 55 other counties in Nebraska. According to information on the Department of Health and Human Services websit... Read More

Nine New Cases; Nine New Recoveries Announced Thursday Afternoon

Unified Command confirms nine more cases of COVID-19 in the Panhandle during their Thursday afternoon briefing: County Demographics Exposure Type Cheyenne Female in her 60s Close Contact Dawes Female in her teens Community Spre... Read More

Unified Command Announcing Zero New COVID-19 Cases

Unified Command has no cases of COVID-19 in the Panhandle to report today. There are several tests pending and are awaiting results. There are Eight new recoveries: one in Box Butte County, one in Morrill County, and six in Scotts Bluff County bri... Read More

WNCC To Receive Masks, Sanitizer, Other PPE from State

Western Nebraska Community College has been approved by the State of Nebraska to receive a large number of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) items that will aid in re-opening the college to in-person instruction for the Fall 2020 semester. The G... Read More

New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed in Scotts Bluff, Morrill, Box Butte Counties

Unified Command confirms four more cases of COVID-19 in the Panhandle during their Monday afternoon briefing: County Demographics Exposure Type Box Butte Male in his 60s Community Spread Morrill Female in her 20s... Read More

Unified Command Announces 6th COVID-19 Related Death

On Friday afternoon Unified Command confirmed the sixth COVID-19 related death in the Nebraska Panhandle. “We wish to express our heartfelt sympathy in the passing of a Scotts Bluff County female in her 70’s with underlying health conditions. ... Read More