North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 2 new COVID-19 cases in the district since last reporting period on 5/4/2021: 0-Antelope, 0-Boyd, 0- Brown, 0-Cherry, 1-Holt, 0- Keya Paha, 0-Knox, 1-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 is pleased to report 45 additional recoveries since last reporting: Antelope: 15, Holt: 13, Pierce: 5, Knox: 10, Brown: 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. To sign up for a testing time visit

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 dispensing Pfizer (P), Johnson & Johnson (J) and/or Moderna (M) vaccine. Please note by the location which clinic will be offering which vaccine.

Walk in Time

Clinic Date


10a – 5p

4p – 6p

4p – 6p




Evergreen Independent Living M&P

O’Neill Armory P

Tilden Auditorium J & P

12p – 2:30p

12- May

   Mid Plains College (Valentine) M

12p – 2p

13- May

Antelope County Fair Grounds (Neligh) M




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

Update on COVID Vaccine in the NCDHD District:

    • Fully vaccinated= 13,552
    • Partially vaccinated= 1,064
    • Total doses administered= 28,167
    • Fully vaccinated that is 16+= 37.7%

On May 6th, 2021 Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services released updated Directed Health Measures effective May 6 through May 31. Changes to the DHM include two updates.  First, it is no longer a requirement in the DHMs to submit large event plans to Local Health Departments. Secondly, updates to Isolation and Quarantine in the “Specific exceptions for School Aged Individuals” section.  

To view the full DHM visit and click LEARN and follow the page to Directed Health Measures. Additionally, FAQs on the recent change to quarantine and isolation can be found on this page.

Any persons who were placed or currently are in quarantine or isolation prior to 5/6/2021 should follow directions given during their case investigation.

Case count update as of 5/6/2021 at 3:00 PM: 4,491 Total Cases (TC), 4,372 (R), 73 Deaths (D), and 31 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. **Adjustment to Antelope County recoveries from last reporting due to data error.

Antelope: TC: 605, R: 584, D:7            

Boyd: TC: 188, R:184, D:3                   

Brown: TC 280, R: 276, D:4                 

Cherry: TC: 434, R: 423, D:8                

Holt: TC: 908, R: 878, D: 15

Keya Paha: TC: 51, R: 50, D: 0

Knox: TC: 1,149, R: 1,128, D: 13

Pierce: TC: 724, R: 692, D: 21

Rock: TC: 154, R: 152, D:2