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.
Additionally, Ponca members and clients are encouraged to contact Ponca Health Services CEO Matt Matusiak at 402.405.3875, or email [email protected] for more information about COVID-19.
FACTS VS MYTHS
This FEMA page helps the public discern between facts and rumors related to coronavirus.
The USDA has created an interactive map to help you find meals for kids when schools are closed.
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:
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.
Addiction Center has resources for those in need of services related to substance abuse: https://www.addictioncenter.com/Covid-19/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- 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.
Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19
Information for Healthcare Professionals