Sarpy County's COVID-19 information

Sarpy County

Sarpy County's COVID-19 information

Date: 
September 09, 2020

On Sept. 14, Sarpy County will enter Phase 4 of the state's reopening plan, which will relax or remove a number of restrictions on businesses and gatherings. An overview of the Phase 4 changes is below.

While we're happy to enter the next phase, it's important to remember that COVID-19 is still present in our community. To ensure that we keep moving forward with our economic recovery, it's up to all of us to take precautions:

  • Wear a mask when you're in a public setting – indoors or outdoors – where social distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Watch your distance. Stay at least six feet from people who don't live in the same home as you. Remember to socially distance in both indoor and outdoor spaces.
  • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water. If running water isn't available, use hand sanitizer

If you visit the Sarpy County Courthouse, you'll see a number of changes we've made to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, including plexiglass barriers at all customer counters, touchless hand sanitizer stations throughout the building, and signs and floor markings that indicate appropriate social distancing. These precautions will remain in place even as the restrictions ease.
 
Though our offices are fully open, I encourage you continue to access our services online or by calling or emailing our departments. Click here for a list of county services, phone numbers and email addresses.
 
Don Kelly 
Chairman, Sarpy County Board of Commissioners 


New Directed Health Measures effective Sept. 14 

Nebraska will enter the fourth phase of the Governor’s Directed Health Measures on Monday, Sept. 14. The following restrictions will apply to Sarpy County:
 
Indoor gatherings will be limited to 75% of rated occupancy. Six-feet social distancing remains a recommendation, not a requirement. Plans for reopening or expanding to 75% capacity must be submitted to and approved by the Sarpy/Cass Health Department for all locations/venues/events that hold 500 or more people. Your plan must include your expected number of guests, how the location will allow for social distancing and your sanitation plans. Submit your plans at sarpycasshealthdepartment.org 

Outdoor gatherings can return to 100% occupancy. Six-feet social distancing remains a recommendation, not a requirement. Plans for reopening or expanding to 100% capacity must be submitted to and approved by the Sarpy/Cass Health Department for all locations/venues/events that hold 500 or more people. Your plan must include your expected number of guests, how the location will allow for social distancing and your sanitation plans. Submit your plans at sarpycasshealthdepartment.org 

Other changes

Under the updated Directed Health Measure, all restrictions will be lifted for the following businesses and activities on Sept. 14. However, the state will continue to recommend a number of guidelines each industry is encouraged to follow. All of the guidance documents are available here. Read the complete updated Directed Health Measure for Sarpy County.
  • Bars and restaurants 
  • Beauty services industry 
  • Wedding and funeral reception venues
  • Gyms, fitness centers, health clubs and health spas 
  • Youth sports
  • Childcare centers
Though many restrictions are being lifted, the Sarpy/Cass Health Department continues to recommend following the CDC's guidance to keep you and your loved ones healthy, including:
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Avoid close contacts. Stay 6 feet away from people who don't live in your household.
  • Wear a mask or cloth face covering in public settings. 
  • Wash your hands often. It's especially important to wash before eating or preparing food, before touching your face, after using the restroom, after leaving a public place, after handling your mask, after coughing or sneezing, after blowing your nose, after changing a diaper. After caring for someone sick, or after touching animals or pets.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. 
Certain people are at higher risk of getting very ill from COVID-19, including older adults and people who have serious or chronic medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes or lung disease. People in these higher-risk groups should: 
  • Stay home as much as possible. 
  • When you go out in public, maintain a six-foot distance between yourself and others and wear a cloth face mask. 
  • Avoid crowds as much as possible. 
  • Stay away from others who are sick. 
  • Wash your hands often.

Interactive dashboard tracks COVID-19 cases in Sarpy and Cass counties
Interactive dashboard tracks COVID-19 cases in Sarpy and Cass
You can view detailed information about cases of COVID-19 in Sarpy County on our interactive dashboard. View the dashboard here. 
 
The dashboard shows not only the number of cases by location, but also breaks down the number of active cases, type of transmission, hospitalizations, positivity rates and more. You can also watch the cases and recoveries progress over time.
 
View a statewide COVID-19 dashboard here 

Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office will help pickup food and medication for seniors, caregivers 
Sheriff’s Office will help pickup food and medication for seniors, caregivers 

Do you need help picking up groceries or medication? The Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office and Sarpy County Human Services continue to provide such assistance for older and ill residents during the COVID-19 pandemic event. 
 
Seniors, people who are sick and caretakers of people in these demographics in Sarpy County can call the Sarpy County Sheriff Helpline at (402) 593-1593. A uniformed Sarpy County Sheriff’s Deputy in a marked cruiser will then pick up and deliver medication, food or other necessities from one of the partnering establishments. 
 
To reduce contact and the spread of COVID-19, Deputies will use drive-thrus when available. They will leave residents’ items at the door and wait to leave until the items are retrieved. 
 
The following grocery stores/pharmaceutical providers are participating in this program: 
  • Walgreens – all five Sarpy locations. (Pharmacy orders) 
  • Walmart – 72nd and Centennial. (Pharmacy and groceries)
  • Target – 84th and Centennial. (Pharmacy and groceries) 
  • Baker’s – 36th & Twin Creek and 801 Galvin Road. (Pharmacy and groceries) 
  • Hyvee – all three Sarpy locations. (Groceries only)
  • Springfield Drug – Springfield. (Pharmacy only)
  • Kohlls Pharmacy – 1413 Washington Street Suite 125 and 12741 Q Street
  • Tri-City Pantry – available to Papillion and La Vista residents
  • Gretna Neighbors Pantry
  • Bellevue Pantry
The helpline will be available for requests Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The helpline is not a substitute for 911 and any threats to life or property should be directed to 911.

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