Starting next week (week of 1/18/21), Test Nebraska will move to Tuesday afternoons only from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm. These free COVID-19 tests are sponsored by the Cherry County Hospital, but are located at the United Methodist Church north parking lot, 804 E 5th Street in Valentine. Pre-registration encouraged at: www.testnebraska.com
By the end of this week, North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) will move to COVID-19 Vaccination Phase1B in Antelope, Brown, Boyd, Cherry, Holt, Keya Paha, Knox, Pierce, and Rock Counties. As Phase 1A partners wrap up vaccinations this week, NCDHD will commence vaccinating those 75 years and older on Thursday, January 14, 2021. Individuals 75 years or older who reside in the district may register for a COVID-19 vaccine at ncdhd.ne.gov. Once registered, individuals will be called to schedule an appointment at the next available COVID-19 vaccine clinic. If assistance in needed to register do not call NCDHD; rather, enlist the aid of a friend or family member, call your local library, or call your nearest senior center. NCDHD partnered with several libraries and senior centers in the district to guide this population through the registration process. Registration is required, walk-ins will be turned away. NCDHD recognizes federal partners added the 65 years and older and those with underlying health conditions categories into Phase 1B. NCDHD respectfully requests this population wait until February to sign up on the statewide registry. NCDHD will release media for the statewide registry once updated are available.