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What is coronavirus-19? A respiratory illness that can spread from person to person.


Currently there is no vaccine for this virus. The best way to not get sick is to take preventative action. If you know someone who has COVID-19, avoid contact.


Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases. The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure: fever, cough, shortness of breath - and may also include congestion and sore throat.

If you have these symptoms but have not recently traveled to an area with widespread outbreak or have not had close contact with a person known to have COVID-19, at this time the best guidance is to stay home, get plenty of rest, drink fluids and take pain and fever medications like acetaminophen or ibuprofen.


View Federal, State and Local resources as they develop. Local non-profits are here to help. Please call our 2-1-1 hotline for 24/7 connection to local resources.


View the latest confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the Untied States and in Nebraska

Things to do at home

Many schools are cancelled until further notice across the state. Here are some fun things to do at home.

When should I get tested?

If you develop emergency warning signs get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*: 

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath

  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest

  • New confusion or inability to arouse

  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.

Please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for more information.

Testing in North Platte & Surrounding Areas

West Central Health District has conducted a number of COVID-19 tests. There are currently 3 positive cases - all related to travel. They are self-quarantining for 14 days. West Central's area includes Arthur, Hooker, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson and Thomas counties. - updated 3/24/2020 @ 8:57a.m.

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