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
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
During COVID clinic hours visit https://tinyurl.com/5b5uac8p for days and hours
Dawes/Sioux: https://tinyurl.com/x5d5nnbn | walmart.com | safeway.com
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
Regional West Garden County Clinic Front Desk, Monday-Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM
Kimball Health Services, Monday-Friday, 8 AM - 4:30 PM
Morrill County Hospital Clinic, Wednesdays, 8 AM - 4 PM
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
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
- Positive: 11,961
- Last week’s cases: (cases/100,000): 382.5
- Last week’s cases: 330
- Last week’s positivity rate: 13.9%
- Deaths: 204
- Deaths Pending Verification: 12
- Active Hospitalizations: 34
- 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.