Information Regarding COVID-19 - VNA

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Information Regarding COVID-19

COVID-19 vaccination information:

DOUGLAS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

VNA nurses are actively partnering with the Douglas County Health Department to vaccinate frontline healthcare workers and community members.

The Douglas County Health Department and its community partners, including VNA, are supporting community clinics to provide Douglas County residents with the COVID-19 vaccine.

Vaccinations are by appointment only. If you need assistance finding an appointment, or if you are homebound and need an at-home vaccination, call the Douglas County COVID-19 information line at 402-444-3400.

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SARPY/CASS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

To pre-register for the COVID-19 vaccine eligibility notification, visit vaccinate.ne.gov. If you previously registered with the Sarpy/Cass County Health Department you do NOT need to re-register. If you have any questions, please call 402-330-4334.

 

DODGE/WASHINGTON/SAUNDERS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

To pre-register for the COVID-19 vaccine eligibility notification, visit vaccinate.ne.gov. If you have any questions, please call 402-727-5396 or 866-727-5396.

 

POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Pottawattamie County is now offering vaccinations at the Mid America Center Building to residents who are 16 years of age and older.

Vaccinations are by appointment only. Please call 712-242-1120 to learn more.

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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 will continue to be extra vigilant after cases of COVID-19 have been reported in our area. 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.

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 amongst our nurses, clients who have not been vaccinated are required to wear masks during visits.
  • 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 telehealth – 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 is 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

Older Adults

Local Technology

Activities for Families

Spanish Resources