LINCOLN – As hospitalization numbers kept increasing this past week, officials with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) stated preventive actions need to continue to take place to help limit the spread of COVID-19.
According to a release from DHHS, the department is currently working with the Governor’s Office to maintain hospital capacity statewide and communicating with hospitals daily about bed and staff availability.
Be sure to take the following actions to limit the spread by wearing a mask, keep your distance and avoid crowded spots, wash your hands and disinfect frequently touched surfaces, know your risk, stay home and get tested.
Those who may have been exposed to COVID-19 or who are experiencing symptoms can receive a free test through Test Nebraska. Symptoms can include a fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, tiredness, muscle aches, headaches, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, runny nose, nausea or vomiting and diarrhea.
Visit Testnebraska.com, or use TestNebraska/es for Spanish, to schedule an appointment at one of more than 60 Test Nebraska locations across the state. Nebraskans with general questions about testing or who need help completing the online assessment can call the Test Nebraska hotline at 402-207-9377.
Area Test Nebraska testing sites continue to be hosted by Madison, Norfolk, O’Neill, Plainview, Wayne and West Point.
Area testing sites can be found below:
Madison Midtown Health Center (222 Main Street): Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3 – 5 p.m.
Norfolk Faith Regional COVID Test Clinic (301 North 31st Street): Tuesday from 8 a.m. until noon and Wednesday from 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.
O’Neill North Central District Health Department (422 East Douglas Street): Tuesday from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Plainview CHI Health (704 North 3rd Street): Tuesday from 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. and Thursday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Wayne Family Medical Clinic (615 East 14th Street): Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until noon.
West Point Franciscan Care Services (430 North Monitor Street): Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. until noon.