COVID-19 Vaccine booster shots are available for the following Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine recipients who completed their initial series at least 6 months ago and are:
• 65 years and older.
• Age 18+ who live in long-term care settings.
• Age 18+ who have underlying medical conditions.
• Age 18+ who work in high-risk settings.
• Age 18+ who live in high-risk settings.
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.
Central Navigator contact:
Blue Valley CYI Collena Laschanzky
402-729-6510 | email@example.com Polk, Butler, York, Seward, Fillmore, Saline, Thayer, Jefferson, Gage, Cass, Otoe, Johnson, Nemaha, Pawnee, Richardson
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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
- 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
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.