LINCOLN, NE (KTIV) -- Nebraska has reported that they are experiencing technical difficulties with their COVID-19 dashboard, due to many results coming in. They are working to resolve the issue in a timely manner.
The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) said that hospitalizations have kept increasing this week. This underscores the need to take more preventative measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 in Nebraska communities.
DHHS is working with the Governor’s Office to maintain hospital capacity statewide and communicating with hospitals daily about bed and staff availability. The Department is continually monitoring hospital capacity and evaluating the measures in place.
To help prevent the spread of COVID, Nebraska officials are reminding people to wear a mask, stay socially distanced, stay home if possible, wash your hands and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
Nebraska officials also say they are planning for the COVID vaccine to ensure efficient distribution, but no arrival date has been given.
They also remind people that during this pandemic the flu vaccine is an essential part to protecting you and your family's health. DHHS recommends getting the flu shot before the end of October.
If you feel you may have been exposed to the virus DHHS urges you to get tested. Possible symptoms include a fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, tiredness, muscle aches, headaches, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea.
Nebraskans with general questions about testing or who need help completing the online assessment can call the Test Nebraska hotline at (402) 207-9377.