North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 16 new COVID-19 cases in the district since last reporting period on 4/12/2021: 6-Antelope, 0-Boyd, 0- Brown, 0-Cherry, 3-Holt, 0-Keya Paha, 4-Knox, 3-Pierce, 0-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.

A reminder that Cherry County Test Nebraska Clinics are now at the Cherry County Clinic on Tuesdays. Please call the clinic and follow posted signs: 402-376-3770. Pre-registration encouraged at

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

  • 3,880 Partially vaccinated
  • 9,051 Fully vaccinated
  • 26.77% of the population 16 and older completing vaccination series


The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has communicated to local health departments, health care providers, and pharmacies across the state to pause administering the Johnson and Johnson (Janssen) vaccine, following CDC and FDA recommendations. On Thursday, April 8th, DHHS, the Douglas County Health Department, and Nebraska Medicine consulted with CDC and FDA about a rare and severe type of blood clot diagnosed in a Nebraska resident.

As of April 12, more than 6.8 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen ) vaccine have been administered in the U.S. CDC and FDA are reviewing data involving six reported U.S. cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot in individuals after receiving the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine. In these cases, a type of blood clot called cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) was seen in combination with low levels of blood platelets (thrombocytopenia). All six cases occurred among women between the ages of 18 and 48, and symptoms occurred 6 to 13 days after vaccination. Treatment of this specific type of blood clot is different from the treatment that might typically be administered. Usually, an anticoagulant drug called heparin is used to treat blood clots. In this setting, administration of heparin may be dangerous, and alternative treatments need to be given.

CDC will convene a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) on Wednesday to further review these cases and assess their potential significance. FDA will review that analysis as it also investigates these cases.

For additional information, please visit the link below for the office FDA and CDC joint release: 

            NCDHD encourages residents to continue to watch local media for further updates on resuming administration of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine. Note at this time there are no recommendations to pause the use of Pifzer or Moderna vaccines. These two vaccines should be provided in place of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine until further notice.

            NCDHD has the following clinic times available for walk-ins during the noted times below. If you already have a scheduled appointment time for a clinic on this list, please arrive at that scheduled time.  Please note any location updates. These clinics will be administering the Moderna Vaccine. TIMES ARE CENTRAL.

Walk in Time Clinic Date Location
11:30a-1:30p 14-Apr White Elephant Hall, Cody
10a-2:00p 14-Apr Mid Plains College, Valentine
11a-4p 15-Apr Antelope County Fairgrounds, Neligh

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 has transitioned recovery reporting as of 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 04/12/2021 at 3:00 PM: 4,410 Total Cases (TC), 4,220 (R),  73 Deaths (D), and 79 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: 585, R: 547, D:7

Boyd: TC: 187, R:182, D:3

Brown: TC 278, R: 272, D:4

Cherry: TC: 430, R: 412, D:8

Holt: TC: 884, R: 836, D: 15

Keya Paha: TC: 50, R: 49, D: 0

Knox: TC: 1,133, R: 1,095, D: 13

Pierce: TC: 712, R: 678, D: 21

Rock: TC: 154, R: 149, D:2