LBPHD COVID-19 Update: 28 New Cases, 50 Recoveries, 180 Active Cases

LBPHD: Twenty-eight new COVID-19 cases have been reported in the nine counties of Loup Basin’s district since Monday.

The cases were reported from:
Custer (16), Greeley (4), Howard (2), Sherman (2), Valley (1), Wheeler (1), Garfield (1), and Blaine (1).

All known close contacts have been asked to quarantine.

Fifty additional recoveries have also been reported.

Individuals Tested to Date: 8,822
Negative Labs to Date: 23,887
Cases in the Previous 14 Days: 183
Cases in the Previous 7 Days: 78

District Totals: Positives 2,202Recovered 1,974 Deaths 48/ Active (180)

Blaine: 25/21/0 (4)
Custer: 783/682/16 (85)
Garfield: 139/127/(6)
Greeley: 203/178/(21)
Howard: 528/481/15 (32)
Loup: 31/28/(3)
Sherman: 162/146/(12)
Valley: 295/278/(14)
Wheeler: 36/33/(3)

LBPHD Press Release

Last week, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced an adjustment to the state’s current COVID-19 vaccination plan. To be in alignment with the recently released recommendations from the Center’s for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), DHHS has expanded Phase 1B to include those 65 and older and those with high-risk medical conditions.

LBPHD encourages those who meet the criteria of 65 and above to utilize the sign-up form on their Facebook page ( or website ( For those who do not have access to the internet, you may call the LBPHD office or ask a friend to assist you with signing up.

After signing up, you will be contacted when a clinic is schedule in your area. Due to the low numbers of vaccine being allocated within the district at this time, LBPHD encourages everyone to be patient as clinics are scheduled throughout the 9-county district.

On January 12th, the CDC released new guidelines for those who are traveling by air into the United States. This new Order requires all air passengers, 2 years of age or older, arriving to the US from a foreign country to get tested for COVID-19 no more than 3 days before their flight departs and have documentation to present their negative result or documentation of being recovered from COVID-19 to the airline before boarding their flight.

This Order goes into effect at 12:01 am EST on January 26, 2021. More information specific to this Order, including a Frequently Asked Question section, can be found on the CDC’s website.