Jul 20, 2021 12:30 PM

PPHD: Delta variant remains a concern in the Panhandle

Posted Jul 20, 2021 12:30 PM

By PPHD

The Delta variant was identified in the Panhandle in April. Cases with the variant have been increasing since this point. This variant has been found to be more contagious than other strains and anyone unvaccinated is at an increased risk. Protect yourself, your family, and your community by choosing to be COVID vaccinated today.

For any youth age 12 and older preparing to return to school, make sure getting your COVID vaccine is on the list. COVID vaccine is available across the Panhandle. There is no charge for the vaccine.

  1. Box Butte/Grant: https://tinyurl.com/25mwaapu | safeway.com
  2. Walk-ins welcome
  3. Dave's Pharmacy: Hemingford & Alliance, Monday-Friday, 8 AM - 5:30 PM
  4. Alliance Community Pharmacy, Monday-Friday, 7:30 AM - 6 PM
  5. Cheyenne/Deuel: https://tinyurl.com/5b5uac8p | walmart.com | safeway.com
  6. Dawes/Sioux: https://tinyurl.com/x5d5nnbn | walmart.com | safeway.com
  7. Walk-ins welcome
  8. Western Community Health Resources, Monday-Friday, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
  9. Garden: To schedule an appointment visit vaccinate.ne.gov and a provider will call you
  10. Walk-ins welcome
  11. Regional West Garden County Clinic Front Desk, Monday-Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM
  12. Kimball: https://tinyurl.com/d2u8txrs
  13. Walk-ins welcome
  14. Kimball Health Services, Monday-Friday, 8 AM - 4:30 PM
  15. Morrill: https://tinyurl.com/sb8mvumm
  16. Walk-ins welcome
  17. Morrill County Hospital Clinic, Wednesdays, 8 AM - 4 PM
  18. Sheridan: https://tinyurl.com/cvrmkv38
  19. Walk-ins welcome
  20. Gordon Rural Health Clinic, Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM- 9:30 AM
  21. Scotts Bluff/Banner: https://tinyurl.com/w6b84fkf | walmart.com | safeway.com | walgreens.com
  22. Walk-ins welcome
  23. Gering CAPWN Health Center, Monday-Friday, 9 AM-12 PM & 1 PM-4 PM
  24. Scottsbluff County Immunization Clinic313 West 38th St., Scottsbluff: Monday-Friday, 9:40 AM-12:30 PM & 1:30 PM-5:30 PM

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 51 more cases of COVID in the Panhandle since last reporting on Monday, July 12.

March 2, 2020-July 19, 2021

  1. Total Tests Conducted: 40,514
  2. Positive: 9,286
  3. Last 14 days (active) cases: 87
  4. Last week’s cases: 47
  5. Last week’s positivity rate: 21.5%
  6. Deaths: 197
  7. Active Hospitalizations: 4
  8. Total Cumulative Hospitalizations: 563

Nebraska ended the state testing program Test Nebraska on July 18, 2021. Current COVID testing access can be found at http://pphd.org/COVID-19.html.