COVID-19 Resources and Information

COVID-19 National Reliable Sources

As the nation’s health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health, safety, and security threats. 

Johns Hopkins experts in global public health, infectious disease, and emergency preparedness have been at the forefront of the international response to COVID-19.  This website is a resource to help advance the understanding of the virus, inform the public, and brief policymakers in order to guide a response, improve care, and save lives.

COVID-19 Local Updates and Reliable Sources

UNMC is providing their response to COVID-19, travel guidance, cancellations and postponements, wellness resources, and research operations. 

Omaha Chamber of Commerce is providing daily updates regarding SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans, Legislative Updates, Utilities Information, Resources for Business, Employers and Employees, Industry-Specific Resources, and Health Information and Resources.

This page includes important information from the City of Omaha, Douglas County and the State of Nebraska to keep you informed. We also have resources listed for your medical questions and a list of City public meetings that have been canceled or postponed.

Local Utilities and Resources

Call 211 

United Way will answer your calls to connect you with local resources including food, housing, utility, healthcare resources and more. 

Nebraska unemployment insurance eligability requirements have been loosened.

The DHHS works to protect the health of all Americans and provides essential human services.

For public safety, OPPD’s walk-in customer service offices are closed until further notice.  OPPD will suspend all disconections for non-payments until April 30th. 

Until further notice, M.U.D. will not be disconnecting gas or water services due to non-payment. This is to ensure customers have access to tap water for drinking, cooking and thorough hygiene practices such as hand washing, bathing and cleaning.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps recipients buy food, which raises nutrition levels among low-income households. A household may be one person or a group of people who buy and make their food together.

Omaha Area Food Assistance

Legal Assistance

Legal Aid of Nebraska promotes justice, dignity, hope and self-sufficiency through quality civil legal aid for those who have nowhere else to turn.

Ways You Can Help!

Together with several local foundations, the Omaha Community Foundation has launched the COVID-19 Response Fund to provide flexible resources to organizations in the metro area working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by coronavirus and the economic consequences of this outbreak.

American Red Cross Blood Services is working to quickly identify and replace blood drives canceled due to workplace and school closures. Search above for opportunities near you and check back often as we are continuously adding new donation opportunities. If you don’t see available appointments near you in the near future, please search 14 days out or beyond. The need for blood is constant – patients need your help.