In an effort to accommodate expanded testing efforts for all Nebraskans, testing continues to be phased in for the most highly populated counties. People aged 15 to 35 in Douglas and Sarpy counties can now schedule a test. This is in addition to the following priority categories already open for scheduling a test: first responders, health care providers, meatpacking workers, military employees, anyone working in a long-term care facility or nursing home, people 65 years old and over, and anyone who has been around someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
Additionally, there is not limiting criteria for any individuals living in the state’s remaining counties to schedule a test.
Individuals must still go to the website TestNebraska.com or TestNebraska/es for Spanish and complete an assessment to schedule an appointment for testing.
TestNebraska information for Valentine:
|Valentine Fire Hall, 224 S. Hall St. Valentine, NE 69201|
In May, Nebraska residents completed a total of 248,225 COVID-19 assessments through TestNebraska. A total of 886 Nebraska residents tested positive for COVID-19 that month. Negative test results during May totaled 23,170, and inconclusive results were shared with 45 people that month. The average turnaround time for tests to return results was 49.9 hours.
Additional DHHS Dashboard Enhancement Coming Monday
A new map showing COVID-19 cases reported in the state over the last two weeks will be added to the DHHS data dashboard on Monday. The map reflects a more recent view of COVID-19 activity across Nebraska. The dashboard is located on the DHHS coronavirus webpage – http://dhhs.ne.gov/coronavirus.