North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 23 new COVID-19 cases in the district since last reporting period on 4/12/2021: 7-Antelope, 0-Boyd, 1- Brown, 0-Cherry, 8-Holt, 1-Keya Paha, 4-Knox, 2-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.

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.

New recoveries since last reporting: 31 = Antelope-4, Boyd-1, Cherry-10, Holt-2, Knox-7, Brown-2, Pierce-3, Keya Paha-0, Rock-2.

Test Nebraska Clinics will only be held in O’Neill on Mondays from 8:30 AM -10:30 AM at the O’Neill Armory. Please enter the clinic through the alley south of the Armory.

NCDHD Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccination clinics that were scheduled will offer Moderna vaccine alternatively until the FDA and CDC conclude further safe use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. As of April 13, nearly 7 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine have been administered in the U.S. The CDC and FDA are currently reviewing data involving six reported U.S. cases of a rare type of blood clot called a cerebral venous sinus thrombosis occurring after receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The six identified cases occurred in women 18-48.

The Vaccine Safety Technical Group and the Advisor Committee of Immunization Practice (ACIP) have met to assist in reviewing information on these cases. The CDC is working to gather further data that will be reviewed in an ACIP meeting in the next 1-2 weeks. If a resident of the NCDHD district should develop a severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath 1-3 weeks after receiving a Johnson & Johnson vaccine, it is advised to contact your provider.

Currently, of the 182 million Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 doses administered, there have been no (0) cases of this severe blood clot identified. Additional information will be released as it is available.

            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.

Walk in Time

Clinic Date




Crofton Auditorium



Ewing – St. Dominic’s Hall



Plainview- Our Savior Lutheran Church



Ainsworth – Community Center



Osmond – City Hall



O’Neill – Evergreen Independent Living

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

  • Across the state 80% of Nebraskans 65+ have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Of this group, 68% of 65+ are fully vaccinated.
  • 3,589 Partially vaccinated
  • 9,501 Fully vaccinated
  • 28.26% of the population 16 and older completing vaccination series.

Still have questions regarding the vaccines? is a great resource for wanting to know more and getting informed.

New Directed Health Measures were issued effective April 15, 2021 through May 31, 2021. To view the most updated copy of the DHM visit the DHHS website under the Directed Health Measures page and select your county. As with previous versions, the DHM includes information on quarantine, isolation, precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, how to monitor compliance, and exposure information, including involving someone who partially and fully vaccinated. To review this information visit:

Case count update as of 04/15/2021 at 3:00 PM: 4,433 Total Cases (TC), 4,251 (R),  73 Deaths (D), and 84 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: 592, R: 551, D:7            

Boyd: TC: 187, R:183, D:3                    

Brown: TC 279, R: 274, D:4                 

Cherry: TC: 430, R: 422, D:8                

Holt: TC: 892, R: 838, D: 15

Keya Paha: TC: 51, R: 49, D: 0

Knox: TC: 1,137, R: 1,102, D: 13

Pierce: TC: 714, R: 681, D: 21

Rock: TC: 154, R: 151, D:2