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.
Chairman, Sarpy County Board of Commissioners
New Directed Health Measures effective Sept. 14
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
- Bars and restaurants
- Beauty services industry
- Wedding and funeral reception venues
- Gyms, fitness centers, health clubs and health spas
- Youth sports
- Childcare centers
- 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.
- 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.
Sheriff’s Office will help pickup food and medication for seniors, caregivers
- 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
- Sarpy/Cass Health Department: https://www.sarpycasshealthdepartment.org/novel-coronavirus
- Nebraska DHHS COVID-19 Information Line: 402-552-6645
- Omaha Metro Area COVID-19 Information Line: 402-444-3400
- University of Nebraska Medical Center: https://www.unmc.edu/coronavirus/index.html
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html