NOTE:  These resources are provided as informational only. 

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

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.

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

Mobile Food Pantries

Food by ZipCodes_12-20-19

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: https://nmepomaha.org/feeding-our-neighbors/  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

Team Rubicon emergency food assistance to those who have cancer, Multiple Sclerosis or Rheumatoid Arthritis, and have been affected by COVID-19:  https://teamrubiconusa.org/applynow/

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

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: https://www.fns.usda.gov/disaster/pandemic/covid-19

State Campaign Against Hunger, a virtual food drive to benefit the Food Bank of Lincoln and Food Bank for the Heartland: http://das.nebraska.gov/personnel/VirtualFoodDrive2020.html

Helpful resources for public assistance:

USDA’s COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide: https://www.rd.usda.gov/sites/default/files/USDA_COVID-19_Fed_Rural_Resource_Guide.pdf

Better Business Bureau Resources:

Up-to-date information on navigating this crisis, working from home tips, scam education for businesses, cybersecurity tips, etc:  http://www.bbb.org/coronavirus-business

Tips, scam education and contact information for useful organizations:  http://www.bbb.org/coronavirus

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.  https://lincoln.score.org/

Family Care Resources:

Nebraska Families:  https://www.nebraskachildren.org/covid-19-information-and-resources.html

Child Trauma Stress:  NCTSN Outbreak Factsheet

Child Resilience:  https://www.childtrends.org/publications/ways-to-promote-childrens-resilience-to-the-covid-19-pandemic

Reassuring Children About Coronavirus

Young Child Family Tips:  https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/3210-tips-for-families-coronavirus

Taking Care of Your Mental Health:  https://afsp.org/taking-care-of-your-mental-health-in-the-face-of-uncertainty/

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: https://governor.nebraska.gov/

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

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

https://www.cdc.gov/

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:

https://nema.nebraska.gov/news

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services:

Coronavirus Disease 2019:  http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx

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:  https://www.douglascountyhealth.com/infectious-disease/diseases-and-conditions/2019-novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov

Sarpy/Cass Counties:  https://www.sarpycasshealthdepartment.org/novel-coronavirus

Three Rivers:  https://threeriverspublichealth.org/

Pottawattamie County (Iowa):  https://sites.google.com/pcema-ia.org/covid-19/home

University of Nebraska Medical Center:

https://www.nebraskamed.com/COVID

Douglas County administration:

https://www.douglascounty-ne.gov/coronavirus-covid-19-information

World Health Organization (WHO):

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