The Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office is committed to public safety, as well as the safety of our staff and inmates. Due to the rapid increase of COVID-19 cases, both in Cheyenne County and the surrounding areas, new restrictions have been put in place at our facility. Effective immediately, no visitors will be admitted inside of the Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office unless absolutely necessary and visitors will not be admitted without first submitting to a temperature check . Any sign of a temperature above 100.5 degrees will result in exclusion from gaining entrance to the office. Everyone is encouraged to wear a mask and to social distance whenever possible. With "Social Distancing" being a critical part of the nationwide COVID-19 plan, you will find numerous ways on the website to contact us using contact forms or you can contact us by E-mail or phone with questions or concerns.
For the safety of our inmates, all visitation to the inmates of the Cheyenne County Jail is hereby suspended until further notice.
Panhandle Public Health District is moving to Phase 4 of the Governor's Directed Health Measure on September 11th, 2020. For details pertaining to phase 4, Covid-19 testing information and confirmed cases, click the link below to go directly to the Panhandle Public Health Website.
Prior to entry you must notify a staff member of the Sheriff's Office if any of the following apply to you:
Upon entering the Sheriff's Office please leave space between yourself and others if possible.
• Practice good hygiene – wash your hands with SOAP and WATER! If hand washing is unavailable, use hand sanitizer.
• Avoid touching your face. Yes, it’s super hard not to (and once you realize you shouldn’t do it, you become aware of just how many times you do touch your face!)
• Stop handshaking – use other noncontact methods of greeting or a simple friendly ‘hi!”
• Set regular hand washing reminders on your phone
• Utilize tap and pay or online payment options to limit handling of cash
• Increase ventilation by opening windows if temperatures allow, or adjusting air conditioning
• If possible, transition any non-essential businesses to work-from-home.
• If applicable, sell products online when possible or consider delivery options or an order and pick-up type of option.
• If working in contact with others is essential, try and maintain a 6-foot distance from others at all times.
• Set a timer to remind you to regularly disinfect surfaces frequently touched in your home and workplace areas like doorknobs, tables, countertops, bathroom surfaces and handrails regularly
• Reduce outings and errands to essential-only (i.e. work, groceries, pharmacy) and stay home as much as possible.
If you are feeling sick, call your healthcare provider and tell them that you have or may have COVID-19. This will help the healthcare provider’s office take steps to keep other people from getting infected or exposed.
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For more information, contact: Kim Engel, Director, 308-760-2415, firstname.lastname@example.org
COVID-19 Panhandle Unified Command: Anyone who travels outside the Panhandle is to self-quarantine
To limit spread in Nebraska, all travelers should self-quarantine for 14 days upon returning home and immediately report any symptoms consistent with COVID-19 to their health care provider or public health.
This means that if you travel out of the Panhandle, you need to self-quarantine for 14 days upon return.
Returning travelers should assume that COVID-19 disease is present at the locations they have visited and traveled through and self-quarantine.
What does self-quarantine mean?
1. Stay home from work, school, and away from other public places.
2. Monitor your symptoms carefully and immediately report any symptoms consistent with COVID-19 disease (fever, cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat) to their health care provider or public health. As much as possible, stay in a specific room and away from other people in your home. Also, you should use a separate bathroom, if available.
3. Avoid sharing personal items with other people in your household, like dishes, towels, and bedding.
4. Clean all surfaces that are touched often like counters, tabletops, and doorknobs. Use household cleaning sprays or wipes according to the label instructions.
Guidelines for what self-quarantine entails can be found at www.pphd.org.
Health care workers who return from travel should consult with a trained medical professional at their facility (infection preventionists or physician) and establish a specific infection control protocol that mitigates patient and co-worker exposures.
It is critical to remember, strict self-quarantine is necessary to flatten the curve. There are currently no cases of COVID-19 in the Panhandle.
People can help protect themselves from COVID-19 and other respiratory infections by:
Panhandle Public Health District will keep you posted in this quickly changing environment. We continue to monitor the unfolding COVID-19 epidemic to anticipate its impact on the Panhandle. We are working as a unified command with Region 21, 22, and 23 Emergency Managers, and Scotts Bluff County Health Department on this evolving situation. We will continue to communicate important updates to the public and our partners. The CDC is putting out updated guidance daily; for the most up to date information visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html. To learn more about COVID-19, go to https://www.cdc.gov/covid19.
Panhandle Public Health District is working together to improve the health, safety, and quality of life for all who live, learn, work, and play in the Panhandle. Our vision is that we are a healthier and safer Panhandle Community. Visit our website www.pphd.org.