The Sarpy/Cass Health Department is currently vaccinating people 70 years and older
Any Sarpy County resident born in 1951 or before is eligible to receive a vaccine. For information on the distribution and how to sign up for a vaccine clinic, visit the Sarpy/Cass Health Department's vaccine information page.
How will I be notified when I'm eligible to receive the vaccine?
Step 1: Register with Nebraska's vaccine notification system: vaccinate.ne.gov
Need help registering or have questions? Call 402-339-4334 Option 1.
Step 2: When you are eligible to receive the vaccine, you will be contacted with instructions for making an appointment.
Need help making an appointment after you've been notified? Call 402-339-4334 Option 1.
COVID-19 Vaccine: Frequently Asked Questions
How will I know I am eligible to receive the vaccine?
The best way to make sure you know when you are eligible is to register for the state’s vaccination eligibility notifications. Register at vaccinate.ne.gov. If you pre-registered with the Sarpy/Cass Health Department, you do not need to register with the state.
When you are eligible, you will receive an email or phone call from the Health Department with information about where and how to make an appointment.
We will also provide eligibility information to local media and post it on the Sarpy/Cass Health Department website, Facebook page and Twitter account.
• Website: SarpyCassHealthDepartment.org
• Facebook: Facebook.com/SarpyCassHealth
• Twitter: Twitter.com/SarpyCassHealth
Read the full COVID-19 vaccine FAQ here.
Emergency rental, utilities assistance available through state
The State of Nebraska is accepting applications for the Nebraska Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program, which will assist low-income individuals who need help paying their rent or utilities due to COVID-19 financial hardship.
Residents of Sarpy County may apply for these funds, but please review the program website to see if you are eligibile. The program is for renters with a lease agreement, not homeowners. Funds may be used for rent and utilities (electricity, gas, water, sewer, trash services, etc.) expenses up to $20,000.
Emergency rental assistance is available to landlords, too. Find more information about how to submit an application here.
New COVID-19 quarantine guidance
People who are fully vaccinated (have received both shots) and have had a close contact with someone with COVID-19 should self-monitor for symptoms and wear a mask for 14 days when in public. People in this scenario are not required to quarantine.
Mask requirements in cities
Three cities in Sarpy County have enacted mask mandates in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. A fourth city, Bellevue, is strongly encouraging residents to wear a face covering. Read below for the specifics in each jurisdiction.
La Vista – La Vista requires a mask for people age 5 and older when at locations open to the general public. The mask must cover the person’s mouth and nose while indoors when six-feet social distancing can’t be maintained. Find more details here.
Bellevue – The City of Bellevue passed a resolution strongly urging citizens and visitors to wear face coverings. Bellevue also urged all business owners to require face coverings. For more information, visit the City of Bellevue’s website.
Directed Health Measures: Updated Jan. 29
Starting Saturday, Jan. 30, Nebraska will move to the “green” phase of its pandemic plan. This phase restores indoor gatherings, including youth extracurricular activities, to 100% capacity. Social distancing at these events is recommended.
Please note: Plans for reopening or expanding to 100% capacity must be submitted to and approved by the Sarpy/Cass Health Department for all locations/venues/events that hold 500 or more people. Your plan must include your expected number of guests, how the location will allow for social distancing and your sanitation plans. Submit your plans at sarpycasshealthdepartment.org
The state is relaxing restrictions and moving to the “green” phase because the percentage of hospital beds filled by COVID-19 patients has been fewer than 10% for a 7-day rolling average.
See the following chart from the Governor’s Office for more information (View as PDF):
The Sarpy/Cass Health Department continues to recommend following the CDC's guidance to keep you and your loved ones healthy, including:
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Avoid close contacts. Stay 6 feet away from people who don't live in your household.
- Wear a mask or cloth face covering in public settings.
- Wash your hands often. It's especially important to wash before eating or preparing food, before touching your face, after using the restroom, after leaving a public place, after handling your mask, after coughing or sneezing, after blowing your nose, after changing a diaper. After caring for someone sick, or after touching animals or pets.
- Cover coughs and sneezes.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.
Interactive dashboard tracks COVID-19 cases in Sarpy and Cass
Sheriff’s Office will help pickup food and medication for seniors, caregivers
- Walgreens – all five Sarpy locations. (Pharmacy orders)
- Walmart – 72nd and Centennial. (Pharmacy and groceries)
- Target – 84th and Centennial. (Pharmacy and groceries)
- Baker’s – 36th & Twin Creek and 801 Galvin Road. (Pharmacy and groceries)
- Hyvee – all three Sarpy locations. (Groceries only)
- Springfield Drug – Springfield. (Pharmacy only)
- Kohlls Pharmacy – 1413 Washington Street Suite 125 and 12741 Q Street
- Tri-City Pantry – available to Papillion and La Vista residents
- Gretna Neighbors Pantry
- Bellevue Pantry
- Sarpy/Cass Health Department: https://www.sarpycasshealthdepartment.org/novel-coronavirus
- Nebraska DHHS COVID-19 Information Line: 402-552-6645
- Omaha Metro Area COVID-19 Information Line: 402-444-3400
- University of Nebraska Medical Center: https://www.unmc.edu/coronavirus/index.html
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html