Statewide Directed Health Measures issued to slow spread of COVID-19
This article has been updated as of July 30.
Saline County is part of Public Health Solutions - District Health Department with Fillmore, Gage, Jefferson and Thayer counties and should follow current Directed Health Measures (see below) The City of Crete advises all residents to follow the current DHM from health officials during this COVID-19 outbreak. The city is in regular communication with health officials on the best courses of action for communities and will continue to share relevant and timely information. Directed Health Measures issued by the state are restrictions on individuals and businesses to slow the spread of COVID-19.
As of July 30 the number of confirmed cases in the district is 712: Saline County - 576, Gage County - 77, Fillmore County - 22, Jefferson County - 12, Thayer County - 25. Seven deaths have been reported in the district: Gage - 4, Saline - 2, Fillmore - 1. (DHHS case map data) Read more...
Directed Health Measures for Public Health Solutions - District Health Department
Statewide changes to Phase 3 of the Directed Health Measures took effect on July 6.
- Changes for Phase 3 are available from DHHS
- See the full DHM document for complete information.
- DHM Frequently Asked Questions
- DHM - all phases
(Reopening guidelines specific to certain facilities and businesses are available in multiple languages.)
The public is advised to practice increased hygiene, stay home if they can, and to avoid unnecessary travel. The purpose is to socially distance people (spacing them more than 6 feet apart) and to avoid congregating in enclosed spaces.
The following links provide information and resources on virus symptoms, seeking medical attention, protection, travel and more:
- Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
- Public Health Solutions - District Health Department
- Nebraska Emergency Management Agency
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
City of Crete: See additional information on the status of and access to city programs and services.
Crete Public Schools: information from Superintendent
- CPS grab n’ go meals: For the safety of our staff, students, and community, Grab N Go meals will change to once a week curbside pick up at limited locations beginning Monday, May 11. Every Monday from May 11 - June 29 children between the ages of 1-18 will be provided seven breakfasts, seven lunch meals, and a gallon of milk. Pick up locations will be at Crete Elementary (main entrance, door #1), Crete Middle School (bus pick up lot, door #4), Denton, Hallam, and Sprague from 11:00-1:00 and 4:00-6:00.
Doane University: information and services available to the Doane community