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

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Resume your job search now!

If you have lost work as a result of COVID-19 and are currently receiving unemployment benefits, the extra $600 per week ends on July 31, 2020. Visit the American Job Center at 1100 O Street, call 402-413-9336, or visit neworks.nebraska.gov.

Drive Through Career Fair

Learn about Lincoln employers who are hiring right now by attending the Drive Through Career Fair Fair on July 14, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at:

  • Gateway Mall, 63rd and O Street
  • Northeast High School, 2635 N 63rd Street
  • F St. Church, 1302 F Street

Moderate Risk of COVID-19 Spread

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Updated Thursday, July 2

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 top public health experts and is coupled with specific guidance.

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
  • Consider staying at home most of the time, with caution for non-essential travel and work
  • 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
  • Cautious expansion of interactions with others, outdoor activities preferred
  • Gatherings only with modifications for COVID-19
  • Events only as guided by LLCHD
Face Coverings Outside the Home
  • Face coverings recommended when unable to distance
  • Face coverings for symptomatic people
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 distancing 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
  • Monitor for 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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