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How do I know if I’m eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine booster?

COVID-19 Vaccine booster shots are available for the following Pfizer and Moderna vaccine recipients, who completed their initial series at least 5 months ago. Johnson and Johnson vaccine recipients can receive their booster shot at least 2 months ago.


● First and second doses (Pfizer 5+, Moderna 18+, Johnson & Johnson 18+)

● Boosters

   1. Pfizer, children ages 12+ can receive the boost dose, 5 months since receiving their second dose of the primary series.

   2. Moderna or Johnson & Johnson: 18 years or older.


COVID-19 Information and Resources

Governor Pete Ricketts announced the end of Nebraska's coronavirus state of emergency. The Governor issued the state of emergency declaration on March 13, 2020. It officially ends at 11:59 PM on Wednesday, June 30, 2021. Gov. Ricketts also announced that the Test Nebraska program will conclude by the end of July. The last day specimens will be collected through Test Nebraska sites was July 18, 2021.

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Central Navigator contact:

  • Blue Valley CYI Collena Laschanzky

    402-729-6510 | Polk, Butler, York, Seward, Fillmore, Saline, Thayer, Jefferson, Gage, Cass, Otoe, Johnson, Nemaha, Pawnee, Richardson

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Basic Needs

  • Nebraska 211 keeps an accurate and comprehensive database that you can use to find health and human services to meet your needs.

Southeast Nebraska Community Action (SENCA)

  • Johnson County 402-335-2134
  • Nemaha County 402-274-4666
  • Otoe County 402-873-6459
  • Pawnee County 402-852-2208
  • Richardson County 402-245-5284

Financial Assistance

  • - Must have dependent child in the home
    - If already on Economic Assistance program- no separate application just call and request assistance
    - Must be sustainable
    - High priority processing - usually a 24-hour turn around
    - Only eligible one time in a 12 month period of time
    If you are on assistance already, just call to the Economic Assistance line and request emergency assistance

  • The ADC Program provides financial payments to dependent children, age 18 or younger, and eligible parents who meet financial eligibility requirements.
    During the national emergency for COVID-19, Good Cause will be granted to all Employment First individuals who did not meet the work requirement beginning the month of March until further notice

Food Security

  • 402-335-2988 | Tecumseh (Main Office) Serves Johnson, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee, and Richardson Counties. We provide healthy food at no cost, breastfeeding support, nutrition information, and referrals to about 38,000 people across the state each month.

  • SNAP assists households with limited assets and income to buy the food they need for good health. Households qualify for SNAP benefits based on available household assets, income and certain expenses. If the household is eligible, SNAP benefits are placed on an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card for the household to buy food. If a SNAP recipient reports a layoff or if they have applied for unemployment due to COVID-19, they would be considered exempt from work requirements

  • We are continuing Meals on Wheels. Meals will still be delivered to client’s homes. Meals will be left at the front door. We ask that if you have mobility problems, you leave a small table or chair outside your front door and we will leave the meal there. When meals are delivered, volunteers will ring and/or knock and leave.

    All items delivered with the Meal will be disposable.

    If you would like more information on receiving Meals on Wheels, please contact the Senior Center at (402) 274-4677 during our normal operating hours. We ask for the following donation per meal: 60 years and older: $4.00; 59 and under $5.50


  • File for unemployment insurance (UI) as soon as you receive notice that you are being laid-off, furloughed, let go or their place of work is closed due to COVID. Dept. of Labor has made this process more rapid and several requirements are being waived for UI claims such as searching for new work and the one-week wait period.

COVID-19 specific mental health tips

  • Rural Response Hotline: 1-800-464-0258

    The line is active Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm.
    They provide free assistance for those living in rural communities and serve as a point of access to the Nebraska Strong Recovery Project.

  • National Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990, which is available 24/7 365-days-a-year.

    This hotline is dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States. Community members can also text TalkWithUS to 66746 to connect with trained crisis counselors.