DAKOTA CITY – Residents who are seeking a testing center through TestNebraska in the northeast Nebraska region will be have a couple chances to schedule an appointment this week.
According to a release from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Dakota City has been selected to host a TestNebraska testing location.
From 8 a.m. until noon on Thursday, June 25 and Friday, June 26 those with scheduled appointments will be able to stop by the Dakota City Fire Hall (208 South 21st Street) in Dakota City, Nebraska.
In an effort to accommodate expanded testing efforts for all Nebraskans, testing continues to be phased in for the most highly populated counties. People 15 to 35 years old in Douglas county can now schedule a test. This is in addition to the following priority categories already open for scheduling a test for first responders, health care providers, meatpacking workers, military employees, anyone working in a long-term care facility or nursing home, people 65 years old and over as well as anyone who has been around someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
Additionally, there is not limiting criteria for any individuals living in the state’s remaining counties to schedule a test.
Other TestNebraska locations are in Valentine (6/22); Grand Island and Lincoln (6/22 – 6/23); Kearney (6/24); Blair (6/24 & 7/1); North Platte and Seward (6/26) as well as Columbus (6/29 & 7/1). The Omaha TestNebraska location will be open from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. between Monday, June 22 – Saturday, June 27.
Go to testnebraska.com to find the complete list of TestNebraska sites and schedules or visit dhhs.ne.gov for more information.