In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, AARP Nebraska is providing information and resources to help older Nebraskans and those caring for them protect themselves from the virus and help prevent it from spreading to others.
As of April 3, 2020, all Nebraska counties are under a Directed Health Measure issued by Gov. Pete Ricketts. Some local governments have additional health measures in place. Read the details.
If you have coronavirus symptoms, call your health care provider or local public health department to figure out if you could — and should — get tested. Signs of the virus are a dry cough, fever and shortness of breath. (Read more about coronavirus and how to stay safe.)
Up-to-date state and local health information:
- The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services offers updates on those infected, plus tips for prevention, public resources and contact information. You may also call the COVID-19 Information Line at (402) 552-6645 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT seven days a week.
- Contact your Local Health Department for the most up-to-date information for your community.
- Find medical, food and recovery resources for Nebraska.
Food assistance resources:
- If financial difficulty is a barrier to food, find your closest food bank and other food assistance programs in your area.
- Apply for unemployment benefits or call 800-833-7352.
Elder care resources:
- Find caregiving support services for yourself or your loved ones from your local Area Agency on Aging or Nebraska's Aging and Disability Resource Center.
- The Nebraska Department of Veterans' Affairs is a central hub of information for veterans' services and assistance.
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