North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 4 new COVID-19 cases in the district since last reporting period on 5/13/2021: 1-Antelope, 0-Boyd, 0- Brown, 0-Cherry, 2-Holt, 0- Keya Paha, 1-Knox, 0-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.

NCDHD is pleased to report 37 recoveries from last reporting: Antelope- 13, Cherry-3, Holt-6, Keya Paha-1, Pierce-1, Knox-9, Pierce-4.

NCDHD regrets to report receipt of notification of a COVID-19 death in the district. The case was a male in his 50s from Antelope County. NCDHD sends its sincerest condolences to the family during this time.

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.

Effective Monday, May 17th Test Nebraska Clinics will be in O’Neill on Mondays from 8:30 AM -10:30 AM at NCDHD. Access to the clinic will be through the alley on the North side of the NCDHD building. Please note this location change. 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          Location

12:30 p – 4:30 p     18-May               Our Savior Lutheran Church (Plainview) M & P

3p – 5p                   19-May               City Conference Room (Ainsworth) M & J

12 p – 4p                 21-May                Evergreen Assisted Living (O’Neill) M & J

Following the FDA and ACIP recommendations, NCDHD will start offering Pfizer vaccine to anyone 12+. On Monday, May 17th NCDHD will be visiting nearly every school in the district completing second round of Pfizer vaccine and available for first doses. If you are interested in this opportunity, please reach out to your local school office, or call NCDHD.

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= 14,062
  • Partially vaccinated= 691
  • Total doses administered= 28,814
  • Fully vaccinated that is 16+= 39.1%

On May 13, 2021 the CDC released Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People.  Key points from the summary of changes include:

  • Update that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance in any setting, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance
  • Update that fully vaccinated people can refrain from testing following a known exposure unless they are residents or employees of a correctional or detention facility or a homeless shelter

To read the full summary please visit the CDC COVID-19 page under Fully Vaccinated Guidance. Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People | CDC

Case count update as of 5/13/2021 at 3:00 PM: 4,502 Total Cases (TC), 4,388 (R), 74 Deaths (D), and 21 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.

NCDHD is currently auditing our data sets and adjustments to errors have been reflected in this update.

Antelope: TC: 611, R: 598, D:8       

Boyd: TC: 192, R:188, D:3                

Brown: TC 277, R: 273, D:4              

Cherry: TC: 435, R: 423, D:8            

Holt: TC: 905, R: 874, D: 15

Keya Paha: TC: 52, R: 52, D: 0

Knox: TC: 1,150, R: 1,127, D: 13

Pierce: TC: 729, R: 705, D: 21

Rock: TC: 151, R: 148, D:2