City of Lincoln and Lancaster County Coronavirus (COVID-19) Business Resources
Exposure and Isolation Guidance
If you’ve been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, wear a mask when you’re around others and get tested at least 5 days after your exposure (or sooner if you have symptoms). If you test negative, continue taking precautions through day 10. If you test positive, follow isolation guidance.
- What to Do If You Were Exposed to COVID-19
- If you test positive or have symptoms of COVID-19, stay home at least 5 days: Isolation and Precautions for People with COVID-19
COVID-19 Isolation and Exposure Calculator
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s isolation and exposure calculator helps determine if you need to isolate or take other steps to prevent spreading COVID-19.
Mayor's Economic Recovery Task Force
The Mayor’s Economic Recovery Task Force has issued a report with recommended strategies for supporting Lincoln’s economic recovery and resilience. These recommendations serve as a call to action to residents, employers, and public and private sector leaders. Check out the full Task Force Report, Executive Summary, and Appendix (see summaries in Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese).
Task force updates:
- Business-to-Business Townhall: Leveraging Technology and Social Media
Recording | Slides | 8 Steps to Make Your Social Media Shine
- Business-to-Business Townhall: Supporting Employee Mental Health and Social Connectedness
Recording | Slides
- Procurement 101: How Your Business Can Do Business with the City/County
Recording | Slides
Check back periodically for other updates on events and actions related to the work of the task force.
- Task force co-chairs: Angie Muhleisen, Ava Thomas
- Subcommittee co-chairs: Jasmine Kingsley, Cori Sampson Vokoun, Maribel Cruz
- Task force members: Marco Barker, Matt Bavougian, Wendy Birdsall, Quentin Brown, William Cintani, John Croghan, Shannon Harner, José Lemus, Susan Martin, Dan Marvin, Kim Russel, Nader Sepahpur, and Bud Synhorst
Dine Out Lincoln
Dine Out Lincoln streamlines the permit review process to allow restaurants and other establishments the opportunity to temporarily expand their business footprint into private and public spaces.
For more information, visit lincoln.ne.gov/DineOut.
Buy Local City Policy
Local purchasing can leverage as much as a 1.5 times economic impact. In other words, purchasing locally adds value, because jobs, capitol, and supply purchases all stay right here in Lincoln. This can be done by implementing a micropurchasing policy, encouraging city agencies to “buy local.” See Lincoln’s “buy local” policies: