Based on the availability of community resources to fight COVID-19, the Office of Health Security will be ending some of its services. Please read the following information carefully.
The Office of Health Security’s COVID-19 testing site, which allowed individuals to sign up for self-administered PCR tests, will close and these tests will no longer be offered. The final day for testing is Wednesday, May 11.
The Nebraska Medicine UNO Health Center will continue to offer COVID-19 testing for symptomatic individuals following a tele-medicine pre-screening. Additionally, testing sites are widely available throughout the Omaha metropolitan area. A list of these sites can be found at the Douglas County Health Department’s website.
The Office of Health Security’s contact tracing team, which advised individuals on isolation and quarantine guidance and support, will close and individuals will be asked to contact the Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) or their local health department. The final day for contact tracing through UNO is Thursday, May 12.
More information about the DCHD contact tracing program is available on their website. You can also contact the DCHDs COVID-19 information line at 402.444.3400. For residents outside Douglas County, please contact your local public health department.
Also effective May 12, UNO’s COVID Dashboard will be removed and UNO will no longer ask individuals on the UNO campus to report their COVID-19 status to the Office of Health Security.
On-Campus Residential Housing COVID-19 Guidance
On-campus residential students should contact DCHD for quarantine/isolation guidance. If they have additional questions or concerns after contacting the DCHD, they can contact UNO Housing and Scott Housing teams.
General COVID-19 Guidance
If you have tested positive for COVID-19, please contact the DCHD’s COVID-19 information line at 402.444.3400. For residents outside Douglas County, please contact your local public health department. For additional information, please refer to the Douglas County website or your local health department.
For travel guidance or other COVID-19 related questions, please refer to the current Centers for Disease Control website.
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