Oct 12, 2021 1:00 PM

PPHD: Virus cases, hospitalizations continue to increase in Panhandle

Posted Oct 12, 2021 1:00 PM

By PPHD

As COVID cases and hospitalizations continue to increase in the Panhandle, residents are encouraged to take important COVID precautions by avoiding the three Cs:

Avoid Crowded Places – Avoid gathering in groups where you cannot maintain 6-feet of distance from others

Avoid Close Contact – Wear a mask over your nose and mouth or maintain 6-feet distance when you are spending more than 15 total minutes with people you don’t live with

Avoid Confined Spaces – Avoid enclosed spaces with poor ventilation

If you are confirmed positive for COVID, don’t wait to talk to your healthcare provider about getting the Monoclonal Antibody Treatment. This is most effective when done by day 5 from symptoms starting and before symptoms increase in severity. It is proven to have a 70% reduction in hospitalization and improved symptoms.

Vaccinations have protection against all known variants, including Delta. For anyone age 12 and older, please get vaccinated. COVID vaccine is widely available across the Panhandle and there is no charge for the vaccine.

Box Butte/Grant: https://tinyurl.com/25mwaapu | safeway.com

Walk-ins welcome

Dave's Pharmacy Hemingford & Alliance, Monday-Friday, 8 AM - 5:30 PM (Pfizer 2 PM- 5:30 PM)

Alliance Community Pharmacy, Monday-Friday, 7:30 AM - 6 PM

Cheyenne/Deuel: https://tinyurl.com/5b5uac8p | walmart.com | safeway.com

Walk-ins welcome

During COVID clinic hours visit https://tinyurl.com/5b5uac8p for days and hours

Dawes/Sioux: https://tinyurl.com/x5d5nnbn | walmart.com | safeway.com

Walk-ins welcome

Western Community Health Resources, Monday-Friday, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Garden: To schedule an appointment visit vaccinate.ne.gov - provider will call you

Walk-ins welcome

Regional West Garden County Clinic Front Desk, Monday-Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM

Kimball: https://tinyurl.com/d2u8txrs

Walk-ins welcome

Kimball Health Services, Monday-Friday, 8 AM - 4:30 PM

Morrill: https://tinyurl.com/sb8mvumm

Walk-ins welcome

Morrill County Hospital Clinic, Wednesdays, 8 AM - 4 PM

Sheridan: https://tinyurl.com/cvrmkv38

Walk-ins welcome

Gordon Rural Health Clinic, Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM- 9:30 AM

Scotts Bluff/Banner: https://tinyurl.com/hkw7wk2p | walmart.com | safeway.com | walgreens.com

Walk-ins welcome

Gering CAPWN Health Center, Monday-Friday, 9 AM-12 PM & 1 PM-4 PM

Scottsbluff County Immunization Clinic, Monday-Friday, 9:40 AM-12:30 PM & 1:30 PM-5:30 PM

If you are homebound or have a condition that makes it hard for you to access a COVID vaccine, please call Kim Engel at 308-633-2866 ext 101.

People who are fully COVID vaccinated will not be required to quarantine due to close contact. If you have lost your COVID vaccine card, go to https://tinyurl.com/2zh7uhhu.

Unified Command confirms 441 more cases of COVID in the Panhandle since last reporting on Monday, October 11.

March 2, 2020-October 11, 2021

  1. Positive: 11,961
  2. Last week’s cases: (cases/100,000): 382.5
  3. Last week’s cases: 330
  4. Last week’s positivity rate: 13.9%
  5. Deaths: 204
  6. Deaths Pending Verification: 12
  7. Active Hospitalizations: 34
  8. Total Cumulative Hospitalizations: 644

Current COVID testing access can be found at http://pphd.org/COVID-19.html.

The Panhandle COVID dashboard is available at www.pphd.org. The state COVID dashboard is available at https://tinyurl.com/ufj9fcuf. For the most up to date information from the CDC, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.