Local COVID-19 Updates, 18 & Older Now Eligible To Receive Vaccine In NNPHD Health District

Local COVID-19 Updates, 18 & Older Now Eligible To Receive Vaccine In NNPHD Health District
Courtesy of NNPHD.

WAYNE – As Wayne State College saw a slight increase in active positive COVID-19 cases officials with the Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department provided their weekend numbers.

According to a release from NNPHD, there were 15 new COVID-19 positives from the weekend through Monday, March 22.

Of the 3,829 total positives, 3,614 have since recovered while there have been over 29,000 total cumulative negatives and over 33,000 total tests for the NNPHD Health District.

Monday’s report also included new positives since last report/total positives/total number recovered for each county in the health district. Cedar (3/924/886); Dixon (3/666/621); Thurston (0/1,142/1,076) and Wayne (9/1,097/1,031).

Also, individuals who are 18 years or older and live in the Northeast Nebraska Public Health District are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. There are multiple ways to sign-up as you can visit vaccinate.ne.gov to complete the online form or contact any of the local COVID-19 vaccine providers. You will be given priority service following healthcare workers, those 65 and older and basic infrastructure groups.

Visit nnphd.org, like Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department on Facebook or call 402-375-2200 for more information.

 

As of Friday, March 19 there were 74 positive cases (increase by 10 from the week prior) at Wayne State College with seven active positive cases (up by two). Also, a total of 67 individuals returned to campus (up by eight from the week prior).

The numbers provide a snapshot of the total number of positive cases for employees and students, the number of people who have returned to campus and the number of active positive cases. As a reminder, follow all guidelines and requirements regarding the four pillars of hygiene, masks, social distancing and self-screening.

Visit wsc.edu/covid19 to access the COVID-19 2020-21 operating plan at Wayne State College.

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