COVID-19 vaccination information:
DOUGLAS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
VNA nurses are actively partnering with the Douglas County Health Department to administer the COVID-19 vaccine and booster.
The COVID-19 vaccination clinic schedules and COVID-19 information can be found at www.douglascountyhealth.com or by calling the Douglas County COVID-19 information line at 402-444-3400.
SARPY/CASS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
COVID-19 vaccination clinic schedules and COVID-19 information can be found at www.sarpycasshealthdepartment.org or by calling the Sarpy/Cass County Health Department at 402-339-4334.
DODGE/WASHINGTON/SAUNDERS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
COVID-19 vaccination clinic schedules and COVID-19 information can be found at www.threeriverspublichealth.org or by calling Three Rivers Public Health Department at 402-727-5396 or 1-866-727-5396.
POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
COVID-19 vaccination clinic schedules and COVID-19 information can be found at www.publichealth.pottcounty-IA.gov or by calling Pottawattamie Public Health at 712-242-1120.
The following precautions and processes have been implemented in response to COVID-19 in our community:
At VNA, the health and safety of our patients and staff is the highest priority. Regular hand washing and the use of hand sanitizer has always been part of our care routine, and we continue to be extra vigilant during the pandemic. Patients and nurses must wash their hands or use hand sanitizer before any treatment is provided. VNA custodial staff has conducted regular and thorough cleaning of our facility, and we are increasing daily cleaning, especially in areas that are touched most often. Many staff members are working remotely and have limited time in the office.
VNA staff who exhibit any symptoms or have been exposed to someone with a fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing are being told to stay home. VNA has implemented the following:
- VNA nurses are conducting a respiratory and travel screening process prior to each patient visit. Once given the all-clear, care will proceed as normal.
- To limit potential exposure among our nurses, all patients are asked to wear a mask during visits regardless of their vaccination status.
- Nurses are evaluating, on a case-by-case basis, if masks, gowns or other precautions are needed to care for patients.
- For patients exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, treatment options are being evaluated. In some cases, VNA is utilizing virtual technology as an opportunity for our patients to speak directly with their nurse via phone, laptop or smartphone.
- We are providing guidance and direction in helping patients and their families limit exposure.
- Community program staff members are providing support and guidance to our collaborative partners in areas including schools, homeless shelters and parenting support visitation programs. When in-person visits are not possible, VNA staff are available via phone or email.
Things you can do to help our frontline healthcare professionals caring for our community during this crisis:
Here are resources for yourself and loved ones during this time:
COVID-19 Vaccination Resources
COVID-19 General Resources