LINCOLN – More Test Nebraska testing sites have been made available for those who are in search of conducting a COVID-19 test.
According to a release from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), lab capacity continues to expand as more appointments and locations have been added with testing scaling up at hospitals and community centers.
Northeast Nebraska locations include Madison, Norfolk, O’Neill, Plainview, Wayne and West Point with information below.
To reserve a test, complete an online assessment at TestNebraska.com, or using TestNebraska/es for Spanish, and schedule a visit at one of more than 50 locations across the state. Nebraskans with general questions about testing or need help completing the online assessment can call the Test Nebraska hotline at (402) 207-9377.
DHHS officials also announced in late August, that Phase 3 Directed Health Measures (DHMs) will be extended for two weeks, continuing until Sunday, September 13. Unless hospitalizations dramatically increase, the 66 Nebraska counties currently in Phase 3 will move to Phase 4 of reopening on Monday, September 14, and remain until Saturday, October 31.
The Phase 4 DHM moves restrictions on restaurants, bars, churches, child care centers, and other businesses to guidance, and allows outdoor venues to operate at full capacity. Arenas and event centers may operate at 75 percent capacity, though organizers of events of 500 or more people must still receive local health department approval prior to reopening.
Twenty-seven counties are currently in Phase 4, which will be extended through Wednesday, September 30.
The state case total, as of 5:45 p.m. CT Friday, August 28 was 33,436, an increase of 1,810 from last Friday (8/21). There were 16 new COVID-19-related deaths in the state, for a total of 392. A total of 25,282 Nebraskans diagnosed with COVID-19 have since recovered. The daily average of positive cases for Aug. 22-28 is 259, compared to 234, 269 and 270 in recent weeks.
Northeast Nebraska TestNebraska sites: complete list can be found at testnebraska.com.
Midtown Health Center in Madison (222 Main St.): Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Friday’s between 3 – 5 p.m. (closed Labor Day).
Faith Regional COVID Test Clinic in Norfolk (301 North 31st St.): Tuesday’s from 8 a.m. until noon and Wednesday’s from 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Midtown Health Center in Norfolk (900 West Norfolk Ave.): Wednesday’s and Friday’s from 8 – 10 a.m.
North Central District Health Department in O’Neill (2707 L St.): Wednesday’s from 10 a.m. until noon.
CHI Health in Plainview (704 North 3rd St.): Tuesday’s from 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. and Thursday’s from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Family Medical Clinic in Wayne (615 East 14th St.): Tuesday – Wednesday from 9 a.m. until noon.
Franciscan Care Services in West Point (430 North Monitor St.): Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 10 a.m. until noon.