City of Lincoln and Lancaster County Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resident Resources

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Upcoming Vaccine Clinics
For Children Under 5

Appointments are encouraged, walk-ins welcome at all locations

  • Thursday, Oct. 6, 12 to 4 p.m., LLCHD, 3131 “O” St.

Check availability and schedule your appointment.


Updated Booster Clinics – Age 12 and Older

Walk-ins welcome

People age 12 and older can receive an updated booster at least two months after their last booster or since completing the primary series. Pfizer’s updated booster is for those age 12 and older. Moderna’s updated booster is for adults age 18 and older. People can choose either the Pfizer or Moderna booster, regardless of the brand of previous COVID-19 vaccine doses.

  • Monday, October 3, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Pinnacle Bank Arena, 400 Pinnacle Arena Drive
  • Tuesday, October 4, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Pinnacle Bank Arena
  • Wednesday, October 5, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Pinnacle Bank Arena

Check availability and schedule your appointment.

Moderate Risk of COVID-19 Spread

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This COVID-19 Risk Dial provides a summary of current conditions in the Lincoln-Lancaster County community. Each color incorporates federal and national guidance published by public health experts and is coupled with specific guidance.

The Risk Dial was developed to help communicate the risk of spread and impact of COVID-19 in the community. Since its inception in May 2020, five primary metrics were used based on local data: Positivity Rate, Cases, Testing, Contact Tracing, and Health Care System Capacity. Two additional metrics were recently added - Vaccination Rate and Death Rate. Data on these two metrics were not available during development of the risk dial, but now we better understand local risk for COVID deaths and can track the progress of vaccinations.

This is only guidance and does not replace federal, state, or local directed health measures. At-risk and vulnerable populations should take stringent precautions.

Community Guidance and Recommendations
Outside the Home
Get Vaccinated
Physical Distancing Outside the Home
Face Masks Outside the Home
  • Wear a face mask if you have allergy, cold or COVID-like symptoms
  • Wear a mask based on your personal preference, informed by your vaccination status and personal level of risk
Hand Washing Outside the Home
  • Frequently wash hands for at least 20 seconds, especially after touching high contact surfaces, sneezing/coughing/touching face, or before eating
  • Use hand sanitizer when handwashing is inaccessible or infeasible
Illness Monitoring Outside the Home
  • If ill with allergy, cold or COVID-like symptoms, wear a mask, get tested or use a home test, stay at home, and contact your health care provider for information and available treatments if you test positive
  • Minimize contact with symptomatic people
At Home
Get Vaccinated
Physical Distancing at Home
  • No distancing for people without symptoms, unless they are under quarantine
Face Coverings at Home
  • If you or someone in your home are at high risk for severe illness, wear a mask around others
  • If you or someone in your home has tested positive for COVID-19 and you are unable to fully isolate, wear a face mask
  • Wear a face mask if you have allergy, cold or COVID-like symptoms
Hand Washing at Home
  • Frequently wash hands for at least 20 seconds, especially after touching high contact surfaces, sneezing/coughing/touching face, or before eating
Illness Monitoring at Home
  • If ill with allergy, cold or COVID-like symptoms, wear a mask, stay away from others in your home, get tested or use home test, and contact health care provider for information and available treatments if you test positive
  • Minimize contact with symptomatic people
At-Risk and
Vulnerable Populations

For adults over age 65, anyone with underlying health conditions, and other populations at heightened risk from COVID-19:

COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 Symptoms can include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Bryan Health: Those with COVID-19 symptoms can receive testing at three Bryan Urgent Care locations without an appointment. Individuals MUST have symptoms to be tested. You will see a provider to evaluate symptoms and determine testing needs for COVID-19 or other illnesses.

Two options are available for COVID-19 testing based on the timing of when symptoms first appeared:

  • Rapid testing: Results are available in 15 minutes, before you leave
  • Molecular (PCR) testing: Results are available in 3-5 days

Bryan Urgent Care is open 7 days a week at the following locations:

  • Southwest Lincoln - 7501 S. 27th St., 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Northwest Lincoln – 5901 N. 27th St., 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Southeast Lincoln – 4333 S. 86th St., 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

CHI Health: Walk-in testing is available at three priority care locations: Antelope Creek, 2510 S. 40th St., Suite 100; Southwest, 1240 Aries Drive; and Stevens Creek, 1601 N. 86th St.

For drive up testing, virtual quick care is available 24/7 at CHIHealth.com to chat with a provider and schedule a testing appointment.


Nomi Health: COVID-19 testing is available at Gateway Square, 6450 O St. Pre-register at testing.nomihealth.com/signup/ne.


Local pharmacies including CVS, HyVee and Walgreens, health care provider offices and urgent care clinics also offer testing. Those uninsured or underinsured can call the LLCHD COVID-19 hotline at 402-441-8006 to be connected to testing resources.


At-home test reporting: Lancaster County residents who take at-home tests may send the results to the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department. All information is confidential and protected by Nebraska State Law. Visit lincoln.ne.gov/covid19reportresults to submit results.

Submit your home test results
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.

Emergency Relief Funds Now Available

COVID-19 Emergency Relief Funds for Housing and Utilities

Basic Needs