WITH CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN NEBRASKA, HERE ARE SOME TIPS TO STAY HEALTHY AND LIMIT THE SPREAD OF THE DISEASE:

  • Wash hands frequently, with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use a hand sanitizer with at least a 60% alcohol content when hand washing is not an option.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, or cough into your elbow.
  • Avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, nose & mouth.
  • When possible, avoid contact with anyone exhibiting symptoms of upper respiratory illness.
  • If you are ill, stay home.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE ILL, OR BELIEVE YOU MAY HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO COVID-19:

  • Call your healthcare provider BEFORE going in for an appointment.
  • Call the Ponca Health Services Public Health Nurse Line at 402-649-2568 or 402-738-3157 for screening and assistance.
  • Notify Ponca Health Services CEO Matt Matusiak at 402.405.3875 and your county health department.

Additionally, Ponca members and clients are encouraged to contact Ponca Health Services CEO Matt Matusiak at 402.405.3875, or email covid-19@poncatribe-ne.org for more information about COVID-19.

FACTS VS MYTHS

This FEMA page helps the public discern between facts and rumors related to coronavirus.
https://www.fema.gov/coronavirus-rumor-control

FOOD SUPPORT

The USDA has created an interactive map to help you find meals for kids when schools are closed.
https://www.fns.usda.gov/meals4kids

EMOTIONAL SUPPORT

The Optum Emotional Support Help Line at 1-866-342-6892 is free of charge and available to anyone, so you can share it with family and friends. Caring professionals will connect people to resources. It will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

View webinars and related mental wellness tips on their website here:
https://www.optum.com/covid-19/covid-19-emotional-support.html

Natural disasters – including such pandemics as the coronavirus outbreak – can be overwhelming and also can seriously affect emotional health. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration’s (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Helpline – 1-800-985-5990 (or text TalkWithUs to 66746) – provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to anyone who is seeking help in coping with the mental or emotional effects caused by developments related to the coronavirus pandemic. 

CDC RESOURCES

Get Your Home Ready
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/get-your-household-ready-for-COVID-19.html

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/index.html

Topics include: 

  • How it spreads 
  • Protecting Yourself, Family, and Home 
  • Reducing Stigma 

Know the facts about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and help stop the spread of rumors. 
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/share-facts.html 

Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19  
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html 

Information for Healthcare Professionals 
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/hcp/index.html 

Other Resources

Daily coronavirus updates from Nebraska Medicine

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