Friday July 2 COVID-19 update: Douglas County rolling 7-day average nudges up again

Get an update on COVID-19 cases, testing, and vaccinations below; plus find helpful links for...
Get an update on COVID-19 cases, testing, and vaccinations below; plus find helpful links for more information and resources, including phone numbers to call for help getting signed up for your vaccine.(Associated Press)
Published: Jul. 2, 2021 at 11:30 PM CDT
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(WOWT) - Below are today’s vaccination updates as well as data reports on new cases and other COVID-19 stats reported by health officials across Nebraska and Iowa.

Keep scrolling to find helpful links and other information, including phone numbers to call for help getting signed up for your vaccine.

Douglas County cases update

The Douglas County Health Department reported 14 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the local total to 72,275 positive cases and increasing the rolling seven-day average to 17 cases.

The local death toll remains at 732.

The DCHD COVID-19 dashboard also no longer reports COVID-19 recoveries.

DCHD also reported Thursday that local hospitals were 81% full, with 284 beds available; ICU beds are 66% full with 115 beds available. Of those patients, 16 were hospitalized with COVID-19, six of them receiving ICU care, and three on ventilators. Health officials were also monitoring an additional patient with signs of COVID-19.

53.8% of all Douglas County Residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 Vaccine. 11,323 residents ages 12-15...

Posted by Douglas County Health Department on Friday, July 2, 2021

Ending a pandemic takes everyone doing what they can to help protect their families and their communities.

Posted by Douglas County Health Department on Friday, July 2, 2021

Vaccination clinics

Nebraska DHHS

Federal Retail Pharmacy Program: Pharmacies in and near the Omaha-metro area currently participating in the program include:

  • Medicine Man Pharmacy, 15615 Pacific St. Suite 8, Omaha NE 668118
  • Think Aksarben Pharmacy LLC, 710 W. Center Road, Omaha NE 68106
  • ViaRx, 825 N. 90th St., Omaha NE 68114
  • Walmart, 3010 E. 23rd St., Fremont NE 68025

Retail pharmacy vaccine sign-ups: Baker’s | CVS | Hy-Vee | Kohll’s | Kubat | Sam’s Club | Walmart

Douglas County

Douglas County COVID-19 vaccination clinics for eligible residents — including youth ages 12 and older — are offered walk-in or by appointment at the following locations for a short while longer:

  • Nebraska Medicine Testing & Vaccination Clinic, located at 5710 S. 144th St. near 144th Street and Millard Avenue, will offer doses through July 18.
  • Douglas County Health Department vaccination site – South Omaha, at 3505 L St., is a former Hy-Vee location that has been designated as a site for youth vaccinations; minors who wish to be vaccinated must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian in order to obtain the shot. This clinic will offer its last doses on July 8.
School clinics

“To encourage vaccinations before the start of classes,” the Douglas County Health Department is planning more pop-up vaccination clinics at schools all over Omaha. Anyone is welcome at the clinics, which will provide both Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccinations.

MONDAYS
  • Burke High School, at 12200 Burke St., from 7-10 a.m.
  • Bryan High School, at 4700 Giles Road, from 7-10 a.m.
  • Alice Buffett Middle School, at 14101 Larimore Ave., from 1-4 p.m.
  • Bryan Middle School, at 8210 S. 42nd St., from 1-4 p.m.
TUESDAYS
  • Beveridge Magnet Middle School, at 1616 S. 120th St., from 7-10 a.m.
  • Alfonza Davis Middle School, at 8050 N. 129th Ave., from 1-4 p.m.
WEDNESDAYS
  • McMillan Magnet Middle School, at 3801 Redick Ave., from 7-10 a.m.
  • Nathan Hale Magnet Middle School, at 6143 Whitmore St., from 1-4 p.m.
THURSDAYS
  • Benson High School, at 5120 Maple St., from 7-10 a.m.
  • King Science Magnet Middle School, at 3720 Florence Blvd., from 1-4 p.m.
FRIDAYS
  • OPS Career Center, at 3230 Burt St., from 7-11 a.m.
  • Norris Middle School, at 2235 S. 46th St., from 7-10 a.m.
  • R.M. Marrs Magnet Middle School, at 5619 S. 19th St., from 7-10 a.m.
  • South High School, at 4519 S. 24th St., from 7-10 a.m.
  • Blackburn High School, at 2606 Hamilton St., from 1-4 p.m.
  • Integrated Learning Program at Saratoga, at 2504 Meredith Ave., from 1-4 p.m.
  • Transition Program North, at 4839 N. 72nd St., from 1-4 p.m., at 5120 Maple St., from 7-10 a.m.
  • King Science Magnet Middle School, at 3720 Florence Blvd., from 1-4 p.m.
Around Omaha

DOWNTOWN CLINIC: TotalWellness Health and the Metropolitan Community Church, located at 819 S. 22nd St., are hosting a COVID-19 vaccination clinic from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.

CHURCH CLINIC: Metropolitan Community Chuch of Omaha will host a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. No ID is required, but a parent or guardian must be present at the clinic with teens ages 12-18.

STOCKYARDS PLAZA WALK-IN CLINIC: COVID-19 vaccinations will be available to walk-ins — no appointment needed — from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at the clinic in the Stockyards Plaza, located at 35th and L streets.

MCC FORT OMAHA: Vaccinations also will be distributed Mondays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Metropolitan Community College’s Fort Omaha campus, located at 5300 N. 30th St. Appointments will be made through the county’s vaccination registry.

TOTAL WELLNESS: DCHD has been working with Total Wellness, located at 9320 H Court, to establish a vaccination clinic from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

VETERANS: Any eligible veterans can go to the Omaha VA Medical Center’s COVID-19 vaccination clinics’ walk-in hours from 9 a.m. to noon weekdays and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays at the new Ambulatory Care Center.

Three Rivers health district

  • In Dodge County, the Three Rivers Fremont location will be open for walk-ins from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; and 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday.
  • In Saunders County, the Three Rivers clinic in Lake Wanahoo is open to walk-ins from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of the month.
  • In Washington County, the clinic at First Lutheran Church in Blair is open to walk-ins from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month.
Off-line help

NEBRASKA VACCINE HOTLINE: Gov. Pete Ricketts has asked Nebraskans to call 402-552-6645 or toll-free at 833-998-2275 for more information on the Nebraska COVID-19 vaccination process. DO NOT call your local health department.

DOUGLAS COUNTY HELPLINE: Local COVID-19 information, in Spanish and English, is available from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, except for holidays. Call 402-444-3400 for assistance.

TEST NEBRASKA HOTLINE: To get answers about Test Nebraska tests, results, communications, etc., call 402-207-9377.

IOWA VACCINE HOTLINE: Older or home-bound Iowans looking for help scheduling a COVID-19 vaccination appointment can call 1-866-468-7887 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; or contact Connections Area Agency on Aging at 712-328-2540 or 1-800-432-9209.

REFERENCE NOTE -- 6 News pulls data from Nebraska and Iowa COVID-19 dashboards at 6 p.m. daily. Other reports in this post come from official news releases from area health departments and other authorities as stated.

Resource links

Vaccine sign-up: Douglas County | Sarpy/Cass | Three Rivers | Nebraska

Retail pharmacy vaccine sign-ups: Hy-Vee | Walmart | Sam’s Club | Kohll’s

Vaccine dashboard: Nebraska | Iowa

Vaccine information: Douglas County | Douglas County clinics | Nebraska | Nebraska FAQ | Nebraska timeline | Nebraska Phase 1A tiers | Nebraska Phase 1B tiers || Iowa | Pottawattamie County | Mills County | Fremont County

COVID-19 dashboards: Douglas County | Sarpy County | Three Rivers Health District | Lancaster County | Nebraska | Iowa | Worldwide

School dashboards: Omaha Public Schools | Millard Public Schools | Bellevue Public Schools | Westside Community Schools | Gretna Public Schools | Elkhorn Public Schools | Lincoln Public Schools | UNL | Midland University

COVID-19 risk dials: Omaha-Douglas County | Lincoln-Lancaster County

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