North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 23 new COVID-19 cases in the district since last reporting period on 3/29/2021: 5-Antelope, 0-Boyd, 0- Brown, 1-Cherry, 8-Holt, 0-Keya Paha, 5-Knox, 3-Pierce, 1-Rock. NCDHD encourages district residents to continue to wear your mask in public places or where social distancing is difficult as well as practice social distancing while out in public. With recent public gatherings and school events coming up in the near future, continue to monitor for signs and symptoms for COVID-19. During this time of year many people struggle with allergies, sinus infections, and common colds. If you have any questions regarding symptoms you have developed, please call your primary care provider or the health department.

An update of the district vaccinations administered can be found here below:

  • 19,456 vaccinations administered.
  • 12,189 1st doses in series administered.
  • 7,267 2nd doses in series administered.
  • 21.28% of the population 16 and older completing vaccination series.

North Central District Health Department is vaccinating residents 18 and older for COVID-19. Any district residents born in 2003 (to date) or prior and resides in Antelope, Boyd, Brown, Cherry, Holt, Keya Paha, Knox, Rock, or Pierce county is now eligible to receive a vaccine.

The first step on the way to receiving a vaccine is getting registered. It is important for people 16 and older to register at Access to this registry can also be found on the NCDHD homepage at: Currently, vaccine NCDHD is dispensing at clinics is only available for those 18 and older. NCDHD will notify the district when those 16 and older are eligible to receive vaccine.

NCDHD has begun shifting to online scheduling. Those who have registered or are newly registered should expect an email from: with further instructions on how to self-schedule for an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine when they are eligible. Please mark this address into your safe sender list as well as check junk and spam folders for any misclassification of this sender. The email will contain a link to schedule at a clinic of your choice. If registering and unable to provide an email address, district residents will be contacted by phone.

If you have received a first dose of vaccine through an NCDHD clinic and have not received a call to schedule your second dose, please call our office to schedule an appointment.  

NCDHD will be transitioning recovery reporting beginning on Thursday, April 8th. DHHS has indicated that positive cases greater than 21 days are considered to be recovered unless listed as a fatality. Reporting on recoveries will continue to be updated each Thursday in media releases.

Case count update as of 04/01/2021 at 3:00 PM: 4,355 Total Cases (TC), Recoveries-Update on 4/8 (R), 72 Deaths (D), and 40 total cases reported in the last 14 days. 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: 564, R: 497, D:7            

Boyd: TC: 186, R:166, D:3                    

Brown: TC 278, R: 276, D:4                 

Cherry: TC: 430, R: 374, D:7                

Holt: TC: 867, R: 730, D: 15

Keya Paha: TC: 50, R: 40, D: 0

Knox: TC: 1,123, R: 952, D: 13

Pierce: TC: 706, R: 611, D: 21

Rock: TC: 154, R: 139, D:2