LINCOLN – As the weekly updates provided by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will be posted mid-week, another round of Test Nebraska testings sites were updated
According to a release from the DHHS, rather than Friday evenings, going forward the COVID-19 statewide news updates will be issued each Wednesday.
It is always the aim of DHHS to provide timely and accurate information. The change is being made to allow for more complete testing results to be received over the weekend and the beginning of the week as well as to provide an opportunity to better forecast the remainder of the week.
The DHHS COVID-19 dashboard will continue to be updated daily.
There were 35 new COVID-19-related deaths in the state as of Wednesday, October 21, for a total of 565. A total of 39,687 Nebraskans diagnosed with COVID-19 have since recovered. The daily average of positive cases for October 15 – October 21 was 838, compared to a daily average of 684 and 530 in prior weeks with a few days added.
Hospitalizations continue to rise this week, which underscores the ongoing need to take preventive actions. Avoid the Three Cs to help slow the spread of the virus:
- Crowded places – avoid gathering in groups where you can’t maintain 6-feet of distance from others.
- Close contact – wear a mask or maintain 6-feet of distance when you’re with people you don’t live with.
- Confined spaces – avoid enclosed spaces with poor ventilation.
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.