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Lancaster County COVID-19 Update for January 14 – City of Lincoln, NE

Lancaster County COVID-19 Update for January 3 - City of Lincoln, NE

Published on January 14, 2022

NOTE: City offices are closed on Monday, January 17, for vacation from Martin Luther King Jr. The next COVID-19 release and dashboard update will be on Tuesday, January 18.

Lab-confirmed cases reported today: 1,294
Total number of cases: 56.908

Deaths reported today: 0
Total number of deaths: 372

hospital admissions for COVID-19 patients: 134 with 90 from Lancaster County (12 on ventilators) and 44 from other communities (four on ventilators). Remark: This includes patients who no longer test positive for COVID-19 but are still hospitalized.

Risk Dial: red – risk of spreading COVID-19 and impact in the community is serious

Targeted health measure: The DHM is in effect from Saturday, January 15 at 12:01 a.m. through February 11, and includes a mask requirement for all individuals 2 years of age and older, regardless of vaccination status. More information about the health measure and masks can be found at lincoln.ne.gov/DHM and lincoln.ne.gov/mask.

Vaccinations administered:

  • Initiated vaccinations (first doses): 222,965
  • Completed vaccinations (second doses and J&J vaccine): 206,991
  • Lancaster County residents fully vaccinated: 64.9%

Variant update:
Omicron – The ommicron variety continues to spread in Lancaster County. Omicron details include:

  • Omicron cases are increasing faster than previous forms of the virus.
  • Those who have been vaccinated need a booster dose to protect themselves and others from omicron.
  • Those who have not been vaccinated are at greater risk of contracting the ommicron variant.
  • Those who have previously had COVID-19 do not have a natural immunity that prevents them from being infected with omicron.

Delta – The delta variant continues to spread at high levels in Lancaster County, impacting the number of cases, hospitalizations and deaths.

Samples of the coronavirus are regularly sent to the Nebraska Public Health Laboratory to test variants. For more information about variants, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/variants/index.html.

vaccinations:
The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) is now committed to fully vaccinating 75% of Lancaster County’s entire population. Those experiencing some of the most severe effects of COVID-19 have not been vaccinated. LLCHD strongly urges everyone who is eligible to be vaccinated. Vaccination helps prevent serious illness, save lives and slow the spread of the virus.

Residents 5 years and older are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Find a clinic near you on COVID19.lincoln.ne.gov. Walk-in is welcome or make an appointment. Residents can also find a local pharmacy that offers vaccinations on vaccines.gov or by texting their zip code to 438829. For those who do not have online access or need assistance with registration or scheduling, please call LLCHD at 402-441-4200 weekdays from 8am to 4.30pm.

Upcoming vaccination clinics (schedule subject to change; walk-in welcome at all locations)

  • Tuesday, January 18, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., LLCHD, 3131 “O” St., 4 to 6:30 p.m., McPhee Elementary School, 820 Goodhue Blvd.
  • Wednesday, January 19, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., LLCHD; 3:15 PM to 6:00 PM, Fredstrom Elementary School, 5700 NW. 10th St.
  • Thursday, January 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. LLCHD; 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM, Norwood Park Elementary School, 4710 N. 72nd St.
  • Friday, January 21, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., LLCHD; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Asian Community and Cultural Center, 144 N. 44th St.

All clinics offer first and second doses for 5 years and older, Pfizer booster doses for 12 years and older, and Moderna booster doses for 18 years and older.

Clinic media note:
The media is informed about the coverage of vaccinations. Do not enter any location without making arrangements with LLCHD.

Booster Doses
The CDC has approved booster doses for the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccines. LLCHD is currently providing booster doses to anyone within current CDC recommendations. The types of booster doses offered are listed on the clinic’s schedule. Residents can check availability and schedule an appointment at: COVID19.lincoln.ne.gov. Those who do not have online access or need assistance can call 402-441-4200. LLCHD also contacts eligible vaccine recipients to schedule booster dose appointments.

CDC booster recommendations:

  • Pfizer: Pfizer booster doses are recommended five months after a second dose for individuals 12 years of age and older.
  • modern: Moderna booster doses are recommended five months after a second dose for individuals 18 years of age and older.
  • Johnson and Johnson: Booster doses of J&J vaccine are recommended two or more months after the initial dose for individuals 18 years of age and older.

Several local pharmacies offer booster doses, and many offer all three types of COVID-19 vaccines. Find a pharmacy near you at vaccines.gov or by texting your zip code to 438829. CDC recommendations also allow people to choose which vaccine to receive as a booster dose. Some may prefer to get the same type of vaccine they were originally given, and others may prefer to get a different booster.

to test:

  • Bryan Health: Testing is available for those with symptoms at Bryan Urgent Care locations, 7501 S. 27th St.; 5901 N. 27th St. (temporarily closed); and 4333 S. 86th St. Beginning Monday, January 17, all rapid COVID-19 testing will be conducted at Bryan’s NorthPointe Urgent Care location at 5901 N. 27e St. Appointments are required. Go to bryanhealth.org/covid-testing make an appointment. PCR testing continues to be available at Bryan’s two other urgent care locations – Lifepointe, 7501 S. 27e St. and Southeast, 4333 S. 86th St. Appointments are required. Go to bryanurgentcare.org
  • CHI Health: Walk-in testing is available at three priority care locations: Antelope Creek, 2510 S. 40th St., Suite 100; Southwest, 1240 Ram Drive; and Stevens Creek, 1601 N. 86th St. For ramp testing, virtual express care is available 24/7 at: CHIHealth.com to chat with a provider and schedule a test appointment.
  • Nomi Health: Drive-thru testing is available at Gateway Mall. Appointments are mandatory. Sign up at testing.nomihealth.com/signup/ne.
  • LLCHD/TotalWellness: Drive-thru testing is available 9am-4pm, Monday through Friday at 1918 “O” St. Appointments are required. Visit totalwellnesshealth.com/lincoln make an appointment.
  • Local pharmacies including CVS, HyVee and Walgreens, offices of healthcare providers and emergency care clinics also offer testing. Those who are uninsured or underinsured can call the LLCHD COVID-19 hotline at 402-441-8006 to connect with testing resources.

For more information visit COVID19.lincoln.ne.gov or call the LLCHD hotline at 402-441-8006.