North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 39 additional cases in the district: 4- Holt, 11- Knox, 6- Cherry, 7-Antelope, 2-Pierce, 8-Brown, 1-Boyd. Additionally, NCDHD regrets to inform the district on notification of 1 death in Rock County.

NCDHD will be hosting public TestNe clinics this week at the following locations:

  • Tuesday, September 22nd in O’Neill from 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM, access the drive-thru clinic through the East ally entrance behind the NCDHD office.
  • Wednesday, September 23rd in Niobrara at the Trading Post from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Cherry County Clinic is also hosting a public TestNe Clinic this week:

  • Tuesday, September 22nd from 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Pre-registration on for a testing time is preferred, but not required. Testing at these events is free.

The office of Governor Pete Ricketts has issued an updated Directed Health Measures (DHM) to include details about quarantine and isolation instructions for school aged individuals, teachers, staff, and administration effective today, September 21st, 2020 through October 31st, 2020. To view the updated DHM visit the Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 Directed Health Measures page at

Case count update as of 9/21/2020 at 3:00 PM: 550 Total Cases (TC), 238 Recoveries (R), and 15 Deaths (D). A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 57, R: 24, D: 1         

Boyd: TC: 17, R: 1                            

Brown: TC: 28, R: 7 D: 1                 

Cherry: TC: 75, R: 30, D:4               

Holt: TC: 60, R: 24

Keya Paha: TC: 2, R: 1

Knox: TC: 155, R: 69

Pierce: TC: 106, R: 55, D:8

Rock: TC: 50, R:18, D: 1