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

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Upcoming Vaccine Clinics
  • Friday, May 20, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., LLCHD, 3131 “O” St.
  • Monday, May 23, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., LLCHD
  • Wednesday, May 25, 4 to 7 p.m., LLCHD
  • Friday, May 27, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., LLCHD

All clinics will offer first and second doses for age 5 and older, first booster doses for age 12 and older, and second booster doses for age 50 and older and those age 12 and older with weakened immune systems.

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 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 Flu-like or COVID-like symptoms, wear a mask, get tested or use 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 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 Flu-like 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

The CDC has expanded the list of symptoms for COVID-19 to include these:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Repeated muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

Residents begin the testing process with a free online risk assessment available at BryanHealth.com and CHIHealth.com.


Bryan Health: All rapid COVID-19 testing will be done at Bryan’s NorthPointe Urgent Care location at 5901 N. 27th St. Appointments are required and can be scheduled by visiting bryanhealth.org/covid-testing.

PCR testing continues to be available at Bryan’s two other urgent care locations – Lifepointe, 7501 S. 27th St. and Southeast, 4333 S. 86th St. Appointments are required and can be scheduled by visiting bryanurgentcare.org.


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 tests: Every household in the U.S. is now eligible to receive a third round of free, at-home COVID-19 tests from the federal government. Visit covidtests.gov to place an order.

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 COVID-19 Home Test Reporting to submit results.

Isolation and Quarantine Guidance

If you’ve tested positive or have symptoms of COVID-19, stay home and isolate.

If you have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, you may need to quarantine.

COVID-19 Quarantine and Isolation Calculator

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s quarantine and isolation calculator helps determine when and for how long people with COVID-19 and close contacts need to stay home, get tested and mask up.

Please note: This tool isn’t for people with COVID-19 who are moderately or severely ill or those who have weakened immune systems - talk to your health care provider about when to end isolation. This tool also doesn’t apply to cases and close contacts identified in certain settings. For information about isolation and quarantine in high-risk congregate settings and healthcare settings, refer to COVID-19 Quarantine and Isolation. Parents with children in K-12 schools or early care and education programs should consult the program administrator for specific isolation and quarantine guidance in their school or program setting.

Emergency Relief Funds Now Available

COVID-19 Emergency Relief Funds for Housing and Utilities

Basic Needs