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

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Face Covering Requirement for Lincoln and Lancaster County

Information and frequently asked questions

Resume your job search now!

If you have lost work as a result of COVID-19 and are currently receiving unemployment benefits, starting July 12, 2020, you must resume your job search and participate in a certain amount of “reemployment activities” in order to continue to maintain your unemployment benefits (including the extra $600/week). Visit the American Job Center at 1100 O Street, call 402-413-9336, or visit neworks.nebraska.gov.

High 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.

Five key measures are used to determine the position of the Risk Dial: Case Numbers; Testing Capacity; Positivity Rate; Contact Tracing; and Hospital Capacity.

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
Physical Distancing Outside the Home
  • Stay at home unless essential personnel traveling for work, or general public acquiring medical care or food
  • Distance at least 6 feet from anyone outside the home
  • Work from home if possible
  • Individual outdoor activities such as walking, biking, etc. are acceptable
  • Smallest number of contacts feasible
  • No large gatherings or events, no more than 10 people
Face Coverings Outside the Home
  • Face coverings strongly recommended for anyone over 2 years old
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, stay at home
  • Minimize contact with symptomatic people
  • Daily temperature checks at work
Disinfecting Outside the Home
  • Avoid bare hand contact with any high touch surface
  • Use barrier such as paper towel or clothing when bare hand contact is unavoidable
  • Wash hands or apply sanitizer after touching high contact surfaces
  • Enhanced disinfection, especially for high contact surfaces (door/other handles, light switches, bathroom fixtures)
At Home
Physical Distancing at Home
  • No distancing for people without symptoms, unless they are under quarantine as a result of being exposed to someone who is infected
  • Self-isolation of symptomatic persons
  • Outdoor activities with members of your household are acceptable
Face Coverings at Home
  • No face coverings for people without symptoms, unless they are under quarantine as a result of being exposed to someone who is infected
  • Face coverings for symptomatic people
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
  • Daily temperature check
  • Monitor for COVID-19 symptoms
  • Contact healthcare provider if sick
  • Monitor the health of anyone in your home with COVID-like symptoms
Disinfecting at Home
  • Enhanced disinfection, especially for high contact surfaces (door/other handles, light switches, bathroom fixtures)
At-Risk and
Vulnerable Populations

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

  • Stay home as much as possible
  • Rely on help for needs outside the home (groceries, medications, etc.)
  • Distance from those working outside of the home

Basic Needs

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