Links to information and FAQs on the COVID-19 vaccines, fact sheets in multiple languages, and local Health Departments and the counties they serve:

NPP COVID Vaccine Fact Sheet

DHHS Information regarding current cases and vaccination status:

Nebraska DHHS Cases Dashboard

Nebraska DHHS Vaccination Dashboard

Nebraska is following the CDC guidelines for the phased approach to vaccinations. To answer some of the questions you may have regarding which underlying health conditions will be considered for vaccination in Phase 1b, refer to the CDC guidance at:

NOTE:  These resources are provided as informational only. 

UPDATE Free COVID-19 Testing Added_Release_11032020

Free COVID-19 Testing Expanded to More Than 150 Hy-Vee Pharmacy Drive-Thru Locations

Compilation of “Return to Work” considerations, guidance, and information from the CDC, DHHS, and more:  NPP Pandemic Return to Work Considerations

COVID_Training_Workplace Contact Tracing_11-9-2020 Version

COVID-19 Health Care Coalition

Nebraska Small Business Resource Sheet

Census COVID-19 Data Hub v2.0

Funeral Assistance:

FEMA offers reimbursement of COVID-19 related funeral expenses. This video provides details on qualifications, documentation required, and how to apply.

Rental Assistance:

Nebraska Emergency Rental Assistance Websites:

-Lincoln/Lancaster County –

-City of Omaha –

-Douglas County –

-Remainder of Nebraska –

Food assistance programs & information:

The number of people needing food assistance at this time is greater than ever before. If you are a food resource that is not listed below, please contact Nebraska Preparedness Partnership to discuss adding your organization.

If you want to assist your community with purchasing food and/or volunteering, please consider donating money or volunteering time to your local food pantry.

Farmers to Families Food Distribution: F2Ffood distributions Spanish      F2Ffood distributions

This month (April 12-29, 2021), the State of Nebraska, its Agencies and teammates, are participating in the 36th Annual State Campaign Against Hunger, to support both of our Food Banks. As part of that outreach – and to give everyone a sense of where our Food Bank partners are currently – this document listing the most needed food and personal care items has been shared by the Food Bank of Lincoln:  Most-Needed-Items-FoodBankLincoln
– The Food Bank of Lincoln is partnering with Two Men and a Truck to Stuff the Truck on May 3rd.

Heartland Hope Mission Pantries 20201221

Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) benefits FAQs and how to apply:  COVID-19-Pandemic-EBT-FAQ

Mobile Food Pantries 12_23_2020

Pantries by ZipCode_Dec2020

Additional food pantries and assistance available throughout the State:  Additional Food Pantries and Resources

Kearney/Buffalo County Food Resources:

FoodResources6.16.2020 Buffalo County

Spanish version:  SpanishFoodSupportInfo – Buffalo County

No More Empty Pots “Feeding Our Neighbors” Program:  Enrollment can be done by phone as well by calling 402.690.0888  Brochure: NMEP Feeding Our Neighbors Flyer

Local Food Producers (buy direct): LocalFoodDelivery.v2

Market Maker tool for connecting local producers with providers, and vice versa. This can also be used by consumers:

Food & other resource information from the Nebraska Legislature:  Resources for People Impacted by COVID-19

USDA’s Food and Nutrition Services website, with links to child nutrition, food security, and assistance programs:

USDA Announces Funding Available to Assist Socially Disadvantaged Farmers, Ranchers under the Pandemic Assistance for Producers Initiative
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced Monday the availability of $2 million to establish partnerships with organizations to provide outreach and technical assistance to socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers.
The funding was made possible by USDA’s new Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative, an effort to distribute resources more broadly and to put greater emphasis on outreach to small and socially disadvantaged producers impacted by the pandemic.
Learn more about Pandemic Assistance for Producers:
USDA has also reopened FSA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2) signup as part of the Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative and is is now accepting applications. Farmers and ranchers will have at least 60 days to apply or make modifications to their existing CFAP 2 applications.

State Campaign Against Hunger, a virtual food drive to benefit the Food Bank of Lincoln and Food Bank for the Heartland:

Helpful resources for public assistance:

USDA’s COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide:

Better Business Bureau Resources:

Up-to-date information on navigating this crisis, working from home tips, scam education for businesses, cybersecurity tips, etc:

Tips, scam education and contact information for useful organizations:

Business Resources:

Pan flu plan for workplace

CoronavirusManagement Guide

SBA Disaster Loans:

SBA to Provide Disaster Loans to Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus

Assistance Loans HANDOUT_SBA Disaster Assistance_Resources for Businesses

SBA Paycheck Protection Program

SCORE Nebraska provides mentoring, coaching, and technical assistance to small businesses and business owners, almost entirely free of charge and they are very willing and able to assist those impacted by disasters.

Family Care Resources:

Nebraska Families:

Child Trauma Stress:  NCTSN Outbreak Factsheet

Child Resilience:

Reassuring Children About Coronavirus

Young Child Family Tips:

Taking Care of Your Mental Health:

How to Talk to Children about COVID Pandemic

Practical Coping Techniques

Ways To Help Children Cope

Simple Activities for Children and Adolescents

COVID-19 Tips for Elders Caregiver

Elder Mental Health During COVID-19 for Care Providers

COVID-19 Caring for Someone at Home

Testing assistance:

DHHS COVID-19 Information Line: 402-552-6645, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. CST, 7 days a week.

General guidance and testing information for Nebraskans: General guidance and testing information for Nebraskans

Testing site information:  Testing site information

General information related to the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak:

Presidential Emergency Declaration:

Statement_COVID19 Declaration 03132020

FactSheet_COVID19 Response 03132020

Governor’s press releases:

Events, public events and schools information:  Events, public events and schools information

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

What’s New – CDC (keep up to date on what’s happening)

What you should know about COVID-19 from the CDC

Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities – CDC

Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) News Releases:

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services:

Coronavirus Disease 2019:

General guidance and testing information for Nebraskans:  General guidance and testing information for Nebraskans

Testing site information:  Testing site information

Healthcare providers and clinics and facilities testing information:  Healthcare providers and clinics and facilities testing information

Local Health Departments:

Douglas County:

Sarpy/Cass Counties:

Three Rivers:

Pottawattamie County (Iowa):

University of Nebraska Medical Center:

Douglas County administration:

World Health Organization (WHO):

Covid-19 FAQs, Advice, Resources – World Health Organization