Coronavirus Business Information & Community Updates

 

Updated as of Monday, May 4, 2020

Restaurants

  • The Alley in Atkinson is open for dine-in, curbside, carry out, and delivery.
  • Brush Creek Brewing Co. is open for dine-in and carry out, with a 10 person limit and bar seating only.
  • Chamber’s Corner is open for dine-in and carry out.
  • Chesterfield West will be open for dine-in and carry out.
  • Corner Bar in Butte will keep their dining room closed until at least May 11th but they continue to offer carry-out, curbside pickup, and delivery in Butte. Also have carryout for liquor and beer.
  • Cozy Corner Cafe in Verdigre is open for dine-in and carry out during normal hours.  They are closed on Thursdays and are serving breakfast and noon specials.
  • Dairy Queen in O’Neill will not open the lobby yet but will continue to happily serve customers at their drive-thru window.
  • DW’s Pub in Ewing is open for carry out, curbside and, and local deliveries.
  • Firehouse Bakery and Café in Butte has their dining room open with limited seating and social distancing of six feet in place.  We will still do curbside and delivery too. Call 402-775-2643.
  • First Stop in Atkinson is open for carry out only.
  • The Flat Iron Bar & Grill in Atkinson is open for dine-in and carry out.
  • Holt County Grill has reopened their dining room with limited seating available by reservation only.  Take out and delivery are still their preferred options.  You can reach them at 402-336-1193.
  • JuJu Bean Coffee in Atkinson is open for dine-in drive-thru, carry out, and delivery.
  • Fox’s Food Plaza will continue to be take out only, no dining room.
  • L Bar B Steakhouse in Clearwater is open for dine-in and carry out, opening at 5:00 pm.
  • McDonald’s will not open their dining area for at least two more weeks.  They will continue to happily serve customers through their drive-thru window.
  • McNally’s in O’Neill will be open for dine-in and carry out.
  • Nebrask Inn is open for dine-in, carry out, and delivery.
  • Sly’s in Neligh is available for carry out.
  • Someplace Else Bar is open for dine-in and carry out.
  • Speedee Mart in Atkinson is open for dining room and carry out.
  • Westside Restaurant is back to normal hours, 7:00 am to 9:00 pm with dine in or take out.
  • Wildflour Grocer will continue curbside pick up with preorders and will allow customers in the store as long as they are not crowded.

Other Businesses

  • Casey’s will be open from 5:00 am to 11:00 pm.  Delivery is still available. (05-11)
  • Kay’s Hair Studio is open.  You can reach them at 402-336-3444. (05-21)
  • The Mane Event @ The Urban Edge is reopened today (May 4). We are by appointment only, M-F. Call 402-336-3215.  If no answer, please leave name number and service you are needing. scheduling is limited due to number of people allowed in the salon. You are required to wear a mask which we have on hand if needed.

 

Food Service

  • Cast Iron Bar & Grille: To reduce inventory costs, we will only be offering a smaller set menu. So basically burgers, sandwiches, wraps, salads. Sides we will basically have all but baked potatoes, mash, corn and things we have to heat up. This will help us reduce inventory and let us keep more money in checking the account. We will be starting our family meals this weekend offering fish meals Friday and fried chicken Saturday. Call (402) 924-3784
  • China Dragon in O’Neill (3/17):  Call for to go orders.  Call 402-336-3699
  • Cubby’s Cenex Gas Station in O’Neill will have new hours from 5:00AM – 11:00PM.  Pumps will still be open 24 hours with pay at the pump, with the exclusion of high flow diesel and DEF (pumps 13-20). Deli lunch will still be available for take out only 11-2.  Kitchen will be available for chicken and pizza orders, closing at 7:00 pm M-F and 6:00 pm on weekends.
  • Douglas Street Coffee shop will be open for drive thru and to-go orders, Monday thru Friday, 7:00 am to 1:00 pm, but CLOSED on Saturday/Sunday.
  • Taco Johns in O’Neill dining room is closed but they are happy to serve you through the drive thru.
  • Subway in O’Neill new store hours are 11-7, Monday through Saturday until further notice.  Also, we are doing online or carryout only.

Senior Center

  • The Atkinson Senior Center is closed to people coming into the center.  The Center is doing home delivery meals as well as curbside meals, Monday through Friday.  If you have any questions, please call the Center at 402-925-5827
  • Neligh Senior Center will be closed until the end of the month.  They will be doing delivered meal and to-go meals.  Call 402-887-4330.
  • O’Neill Senior Center will only be doing home delivered meals.  They will be sending out five frozen meals on Monday for the week. Call 402-336-4338.

Business

  • AKRS Equipment in O’Neill is open and ready to serve but their doors are locked.  This is due to recent health concerns for their customers and staff. For assistance please call 402-336-1800.
  • Due to the recent exposure of Covid 19 in Atkinson, Anson’s Feed is closing its doors to inside traffic. We are still here and would love to still bring supplies outside to our customers and load them feed but would like to limit chances of exposure in the store to our staff. This is not a decision we take lightly but want what’s best for or families, employees, and customers.  Thank you all for understanding and call the store during regular business hours like normal and I will be here to serve you the best I can. (04/10)
  • Anson Insurance reminds you that a lot of our services can be handled via telephone call or email. For instance, paying premium, making auto change, or requesting an insurance card. Please call first to see if your transaction can be done via phone instead of a trip into our office. We want to be helpful in any way possible to our customers. We know everyone understands the situation. Thank you from everyone at Anson Insurance, Boyd County Insurance, and Southern Dakota Insurance.
  • Blush Boutique & Tan (3/17): Free shipping, curbside delivery.  Current hours of operation are 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday through Saturday.
  • Bomgaars announces that effective Friday, March 20th, will be adjusting our store hours to ensure that we can provide the same level of customer service that you have come to expect. Our revised hours will be:  Monday – Saturday 7:30 am to 6:00 pm,  Sunday Normal hours  9:00 am to 6:00 pm At the same time, we will be increasing measures to clean and sanitize our stores each evening. In addition, effective Monday, March 23rd, we will be adding curbside and carryout service at all of our Bomgaars locations. Call ahead with “what you need” and we will have it ready and waiting when you arrive at our stores. Call your local Bomgaars for more details.
  • Country Bliss Flooring, LLC in O’Neill will temporarily suspend their normal business hours due to the Coronavirus threat.  They will be open by appointment only until further notice by calling 402-336-6506
  • Dana F. Cole & Company, LLP remains open for the time being, doing business as usual.  However, we are asking clients to drop-off, mail or email information to our office rather than coming in.  We have a secure drop location in our front entrance.
  • Ellwanger’s Greenhouse in Butte is opening for the season on Thursday April 23.  We will be open Monday – Friday 9:00 to 7:00, Saturdays 9:00 to 5:00, and Sundays from 1:00 to 5:00.  Due to the times, we will offer private shopping by appointment only from 7:00 to 9:00 pm on Monday through Friday and 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Saturdays.  For an appointment, call 402-775-2300.  We will also be offering curbside pickup Tuesday through Friday.  Orders must be called in a day before and must be paid for when picked up.
  • Hubel Iron, Inc. in Ewing is limiting customers in the building and they ask that you call ahead at 402-482-5275 or 402-336-7275 so they can help expedite your needs and help keep everyone safe and healthy.
  • J&J Sanitation office lobby is closed but you can make payments online, by mail, by utilizing the drop box on the office door, or over the phone by calling 402-336-1334.
  • Jedlicka’s Hardware Hank in Verdigre is open for business. You can call ahead and order and they will bring it to your vehicle.  Call 402-668-2616.
  • Kaup’s Financial Advisors in Stuart is open but has closed their lobby.  They are asking clients to drop-off, mail or email information to the office.  There is a drop off area in the entryway and a drop-box located in the alley behind the office.  Please call 402-924-3607 if you have questions.
  • Krotter Auto & Krotter Home Center are open normal business hours.  We offer no charge pick up and delivery for all automotive services (oil changes, tune ups, warranty work, etc).  If you would like to test drive or view a vehicle but don’t want to come to the dealership we can deliver to your home or place of work.  We are taking extra precaution is sanitizing all vehicles and keys before and after test drive or delivery.  Please call us at 402-336-9912 with any questions or visit us online @ www.krotterauto.com or on our Facebook page.
  • The Lynn Theatre in Lynch will remain closed until further notice.
  • Mitchell Equipment is still doing business, basically as usual, but in an attempt to safeguard our staff and their families, we would like to reduce the direct person to person contact as much as possible. When you need to contact any of our staff please use the phone or other communication technology if at all possible, but we also realize that there are times when it just isn’t practical to do things over the phone.  So when necessary, please come in and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.  We would appreciate you using the North walk in entrance if you enter the store and we will direct you to the area you need.
  • The Ohiya Casino & Resort is closed until further notice!
  • One Office Solution revised store hours as of 4/17/20: Monday-Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm.  When possible, we would encourage our customers to call first to check product availability or place orders.  We can prepare for pick up, curbside or delivery.  We are also able to process credit card transactions over the phone as an added courtesy. Call 402-336-1706.
  • O’Neill Family Pharmacy will be restricting patient access to the pharmacy.  All customers and patients will be required to use one of the following services: Curbside service: We will bring your prescriptions or over-the-counter items out to you in your car. In-town Delivery: We will deliver your prescriptions or over-the-counter items to you.  Drive-thru: Use our drive-thru on the southeast corner of our building.  We are able to get anything in our store to you through this window. Mail-out: We will mail your prescriptions or over-the-counter items to you. You may continue to request refills via our automated phone service or at mygnp.com or by using the “My GNP” mobile app. Please make an effort to call the pharmacy ahead of time and arrange payment for your prescriptions. Our phone number is 402-336-2660. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this unprecedented time.
  • Prairie Hills Ford is open normal business hours 8:00 am – 5:30 pm Monday through Friday and 8:00 am – 12 pm Saturdays. Please do not enter the building for your safety and the safety of others.  We want to do our part to keep our customers and staff safe during this time. We offer pick up and delivery for all automotive service work (402) 336-2400. We are also making sure all vehicles in and out of our dealership are sanitized before and after delivery. Stay safe and stay healthy.
  • Quilters Candy Shoppe will be closed to the public until further notice but will still be available by phone Monday through Friday from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.
  • 63 County Store has limited hours right now.  They encourage you to give them a call at 402-589-1111. They also have shipping and delivery options available.
  • Sunrise Flower and Gift in O’Neill (3/17): Delivery
  • Taylor Made Printing is open regular business hours Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm during this Coronavirus Epidemic. Give us a call at 402-336-4392 or email Amanda at amanda@taylormadeprintinginc.com.
  • Travel Now in O’Neill knows that everyone has questions and concerns during this time and we want to assure you that we are doing all we can to be able to answer your travel questions. With that being said, we also must be proactive, and will be making some temporary changes. With our top priority being the health and safety of our clients and staff, our office is currently closed to the public, and we are postponing taking passport pictures, until further notice. We are still working during normal business hours and you can reach us by calling 402.336.2455, via email at office@oneilltravelnow.com, or through Facebook.
  • Upper Elkhorn NRD in O’Neill remains open; however, they are closing our office to the public until further notice.  Staff will be available by phone, e-mail or by appointment.  The phone number is 402-336-3867. We are sorry for any inconvenience but we feel this is necessary to ensure a safe and healthy work environment for our employees and the public in response to the Covid 19 situation.
  • Verizon at Ogden Hardware in O’Neill is not open for in person business but can be reached by phone for any issues or new service.  Call 402-336-1766.
  • The Village Flower Shoppe in O’Neill is still open and available for delivery and carry out orders.  Call 402-961-1367 between 8:30 am and 1:00 pm.
  • Wakefield Insurance Agency, Inc/State Farm  is taking steps to make sure we can continue to serve you while maintaining the health & safety of all customers & team members as our nation responds to the COVID-19 pandemic. Effective immediately, our doors will be closed to the general public. At this time, we plan to be here &/or work remotely. Please don’t hesitate to call for assistance at 336-3355.
  • Wettlaufer’s Garden Center (3/17): Curbside delivery, delivery

Banking

  • Bank of Orchard will be closing their lobby indefinitely beginning Monday, March 30th. We will allow “walk up window” customers as needed. Otherwise, please feel free to use the deposit drop box. Loan customers, along with new account requests, are available by appointment only. Our normal business hours of M-F 8:30 am to 3:00 pm will be maintained. Please feel free to contact us if you have questions or wish to set up an appointment at 402-893-2805.
  • Brunswick State Bank will not have lobby access available until further notice at the Brunswick and Winnetoon locations.  Arrangements have been made to continue to provide all services to our customers. Please visit our website or Facebook page for more information. You may also call us at 402-842-2435 if you have questions.
  • Butte State Bank in Butte and Spencer has closed their lobbies effective immediately due to the State of Nebraska Directed Health Measures until May 11th, unless the order is extended. We ask that customers utilize the night deposit and ATM lobby at the Butte Location and the drive-thru at the Spencer Branch. Normal hours of 8:30AM-4:00PM Monday thru Friday will still be maintained. Saturday hours effective April 4th and until further notice will be 9:30AM to 11:00 AM at both Butte and Spencer locations.  We encourage our customers use the drive thru, night deposit, ATM, Mobile Banking or online banking for their banking needs when they can.  Loan services, new and existing account services, safety deposit access are still available with advanced notice.  Please contact us with any questions in Butte at 402-775-2271 or in Spencer at 402-589-2271.
  • Chambers State Bank and Ewing Bank, A branch of Chambers State Bank will have limited access by appointment only beginning Friday, March 20th.  The drive thru at Chambers will be open normal hours.  The Ewing location will have arrangements made to handle your business needs during normal hours.  We have ATM, night deposit, and online banking for your needs.  We encourage you to call us with any questions.  We will be able to make arrangements to handle your business needs.  Please call if you need lending, new account, or safe deposit box access.  Please call us with any other questions, Chambers State Bank: 402-482-5222, Ewing Bank: 402-626-7272
  • Farmers State Bank, Atkinson and Spencer, will have limited Lobby access by appointment only beginning Wednesday, March 25. The drive thru in Atkinson will be open normal hours. We have ATM, night deposit and online banking for your needs. We encourage you to call us with any questions.  Atkinson-402-925-2100 and Spencer-402-589-1100
  • Great Plains State Bank will be closing their lobby effective tomorrow (Friday, March 20).  The drive through will remain open Monday through Friday 8:00 to 5:00. Additional banking services that are available include ATM, Online Banking or Mobile App to access all banking needs.  If your financial needs cannot be met through one of these methods, please call us at 402-336-1474 to schedule an appointment.
  • Great Western Bank is operating as a drive-thru only at this time.  Please still use the ATM and deposits made in the night depository will be processed throughout the day.  Call 336-2261 for in-person appointments.
  • Nebraska State Bank of Bristow and Lynch has closed their lobbies until further notice. The following services will be available at this time: Lobby closings: We ask that customers utilize the deposit drop boxes at each location, “Walk Up Window” service is available as needed at both locations;  normal hours of 8:00AM-2:00PM (Bristow) 8:30AM-2:00PM (Lynch) will still be maintained; new and modified loan applications are available by appointment only; new account requests are by appointment only; access to safe deposit boxes is available by appointment only. Please contact us for appointments and questions in Bristow at 402-583-0044 or in Lynch at 402-569-2031.
  • Pinnacle Bank will have limited lobby access by appointment only beginning Friday, March 20th. The drive thru will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday and 9:00 a.m.to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday. We encourage our customers to use the drive thru, night deposit, ATM, Mobile Banking or online banking for their banking needs. Please call 402-336-1370 for an appointment for lending, new account or safe deposit box access or any banking questions.

Public Services

  • Atkinson Community Thrift Store would like to offer assistance to any elderly worried about being in public.  Please call 402-340-8706 for assistance.
  • City of O’Neill will close the O’Neill Community Center and O’Neill Public Library, effective March 23 through April 3.  The front doors of the library will be locked but you are still able to call with a question or book request.  You may still call closed facilities during regular business hours to speak with available staff at the O’Neill City Office and O’Neill Police Department.  Each controlled access facility has a sign at the door.  Visitors must call the phone number on the sign and be pre-screened prior to entry.  These may be subject to change.
  • During this unprecedented time of COVID-19, the City of O’Neill continues to take measures to slow the spread of the virus.  Per recommendation by the Governor and due to our Directed Health Measures, effective immediately all city parks and recreational facilities will be closed until further notice. The Carney Park Campground will remain open for workforce housing purposes. Playgrounds, benches and all outdoor equipment are to be completely avoided. The City of O’Neill does not have the resources to guarantee proper sanitization throughout the day at all of our facilities and we are working to keep our community safe.  We understand the importance of maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle, we ask that everyone do so responsibly. If you are walking or biking on a trail or even in town, please adhere to the CDC’s guidelines:  Observe the social distance of the recommended 6ft. from others.  Stay within the 10 person limit gatherings.  If exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 please stay home.
  • The Holt and Boyd County Extension Offices will be closed to the public effective 4/13/2019 following the recommendations of Governor Pete Ricketts.  All staff will be working remotely and available by calling  402-336-2760 (Holt) or 402-775-2491 (Boyd) or by emailing holt-county@unl.edu or boyd-county@unl.edu.  We have a dropbox at each location for any items that need to be dropped off.
  • O’Neill Assembly of God and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church have established a COMMUNITY HELP LINE for individuals to call if they are in need of help with grocery delivery, prescription pick-up and delivery or even picking up a carryout order at a local restaurant.  We especially encourage those who are considered at a high risk of contracting the coronavirus, to reach out to us for assistance with these or similar errands. Anyone willing and able to participate in running these errands for individuals or have other ideas of how to help may also call this number.  Please call 402-336-8868 at any time.
  • Spencer Township Library will no longer be open to the public, until further notice.  Books can be checked out by sending an email to spnlib@nntc.net containing your name and a list of the books or authors you would like to read. You can also call the library at 589-1131 during normal hours and give your list to the librarian.  The books will be checked out to you for the period of 4 weeks and left in a bag in the entryway for you. Books may be returned by placing them in a plastic bag and dropped in the book return slot.  The Library is open Mon, Wed, Fri from 1:30-5:00 pm.
  • The Upper Elkhorn NRD remains open; however, we are closing our office to the public until further notice.  Staff will be available by phone, e-mail or by appointment.  The phone number is 402-336-3867. We are sorry for any inconvenience but we feel this is necessary to ensure a safe and healthy work environment for our employees and the public in response to the Covid 19 situation.
  • The Inman Public Library is currently closed to the public but if you are need a book, please call Deb at 402-394-1022 and she is happy to deliver books to you, or make arrangements.
  • Verdigre Public Library is now striving to do the following:
    • Be closed to the public at least until April 30
    • Offer curbside pickup or doorstep delivery of books, audios, dvds.  Please call, email or contact library via website to make arrangements.
    • Provide AR books to Verdigre Public School families.  Other online resources are linked to library’s website.
    • As ever, the wifi is free and open 24/7.  So is the digital collection–Overdrive or Libby–for which only a library card is needed.
    • Allow computer usage only by someone who needs to access government services (e.g. unemployment)
    • Livestream the Village of Verdigre’s public meetings on library’s facebook page
    • Distribute messages from the Village, especially as they are arriving from Governor Ricketts
    • Is there another way the library could be of service to you during this difficult time? Please ask.
    •   Katie Hollmann, Library Director, Verdigre Public Library, 101 E. 3rd Avenue, PO Box 40, Verdigre, NE  68783 402-668-2677  verdigrelibrary@gmail.com     http://libraries.ne.gov/verdigre

Courthouses

Holt County Courthouse –  Open by appointment ONLY for services that cannot be done online or by mail.  On-line services, Real Estate & Personal Property Taxes can be paid on-line at: nto.us;  DMV online services are available at:  dmv.nebraska.gov/services;  Services on-line include: Driver’s License renewals & duplicates, License Plate/Motor Vehicle Renewal etc.;  Mailed: Holt County Treasurer,  PO Box 648, O’Neill NE 68763;  Outside Drop Box:  Located in South Courthouse Parking Lot (enter from Clay Street)

Boyd County Courthouse –  The Boyd County Board of Supervisors has made the decision to make the following changes to the daily operations and access to the Boyd County Courthouse.   Beginning Wednesday, March 25, 2020 for the safety of the public and staff the following changes will be made:

  • All walk-in members of the public will be limited to entry into the Courthouse by appointment only.
  • All customers will be required to call ahead and make an appointment with the specific office where they must conduct business.
  • All customers requiring services at the Courthouse will be required to enter the Courthouse through the West entrance (double doors).
  • The County is strongly recommending the use of online, fax, email or mail services whenever possible.

Boyd County website  www.boydcounty.ne.gov
For Motor Vehicle and Driver’s License renewals:  https://dmv.nebraska.gov

The Treasurer is requesting the public to call her office at 402-775-2581 and she will gladly assist over the telephone if possible.
Payments may be mailed or left at the front door of the courthouse.
County Court and District Court will continue as scheduled at this time. Please call prior to your scheduled Court time to verify if changes have been made since adjustments may occur rapidly. Both Court Offices will limit entry into Courtroom to only individuals who must appear.

  • Telephone numbers to contact Boyd County Courthouse offices:

County Assessor       402-775-2311   assessor@boyd.nacone.org
County Attorney       402-775-2737
County Clerk             402-775-2391   clerk@boyd.nacone.org
County Court            402-775-2211   cathy.reiman@nebraska.gov

District Court            402-775-2391   clerk@boyd.nacone.org
Extension Office       402-775-2491   donna.bernt@unl.edu
County Treasurer     402-775-2581   boydcotreas@yahoo.com
County Sheriff           402-775-2331   Boydco963@gmail.com

     Wheeler County Courthouse –  Wheeler County has made decisions regarding the safety, services, and organization within the County Courthouse. For the safety of the staff and the public, the following changes will be implemented on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 or as deemed necessary by State/CDC Officials:

  • All walk-in members of the public will be limited to entry into the Courthouse by appointment only.
  • All customers will be required to call ahead and make an appointment with the specific office where they must conduct business.
  • All customers requiring services at the Courthouse will be required to enter the Courthouse through the South entrance (double doors). The parking lot will be reserved for visitors.
  • The County is strongly recommending the use of online services whenever possible.

Wheeler County website  www.wheelercounty.nebraska.gov
For Motor Vehicle and Driver’s License renewals:  https://dmv.nebraska.gov
For New Purchases or anything please call or email the Treasurer.

For Real Estate and Personal Property tax payments go to:  Call the Treasurer for more details.
The Treasurer is requesting the public to call her office at 308-654-3236 and they will gladly assist over the telephone if possible.
Payments may be mailed.

  • County Court and District Court will continue as scheduled at this time. Please call prior to your scheduled Court time to verify if changes have been made since adjustments may occur rapidly. Both Court Offices will limit entry into Courtroom to only individuals who must appear.
  • Telephone numbers to contact Wheeler County Courthouse offices:

     Antelope County Courthouse –  Antelope County has made decisions regarding the safety, services, and organization within the County Courthouse. For the safety of the staff and the public, the following changes will be implemented on Thursday, March 19, 2020 until April 7th, 2020 or as deemed necessary by State/CDC Officials:

  • All walk-in members of the public will be limited to entry into the Courthouse by appointment only.
  • All customers will be required to call ahead and make an appointment with the specific office where they must conduct business.
  • All customers requiring services at the Courthouse will be required to enter the Courthouse through the South entrance (double doors). The parking lot will be reserved for visitors.
  • The County is strongly recommending the use of online services whenever possible.

Antelope County website  www.antelopecounty.nebraska.gov
For Motor Vehicle and Driver’s License renewals:  https://dmv.nebraska.gov
For Real Estate and Personal Property tax payment go to: https://nebraskataxesonline.us/

The Treasurer is requesting the public to call her office at 402-887-4247 or 402-887-4239 and they will gladly assist over the telephone if possible. Payments may be mailed or dropped in the drop box on the south side of the Courthouse.

  • County Court and District Court will continue as scheduled at this time. Please call prior to your scheduled Court time to verify if changes have been made since adjustments may occur rapidly. Both Court Offices will limit entry into Courtroom to only individuals who must appear.
  • Telephone numbers to contact Courthouse offices:

County Assessor 402-887-4515  assessor@antelopecounty.org
County Attorney 402-887-5151  attorney@antelopecounty.org
County Clerk  402-887-4410   clerk@antelopecounty.org
County Court  402-887-4650  linda.mitchell@nebraska.gov
Extension Office  402-887-5414  antelope-county@unl.edu
County Treasurer  402-887-4247  treasurer@antelopecounty.org
District Court  402-887-4508  judy.cole@nebraska.gov
Driver’s Exam  402-887-9992  Wednesday only
Register of Deeds  402-887-5006  clerk@antelopecounty.org
Veteran’s Service Office  402-887-4936  veteran@antelopecounty.org
Zoning Administrator  402-887-4248  zoning@antelopecounty.org

Healthcare

  • Atkinson Family Dental Care is closed until at least May 11th.
  • Avera St. Anthony’s Hospital and Avera Medical Group O’Neill Clinic will screen all staff, patients, visitors and anyone else who is visiting the facility.Symptom screening, along with a temperature check, will take place as an ongoing effort to reduce the spread of coronavirus. This new step adds to other restrictions already in place, which include: Visitors are limited to immediate family only with one visitor allowed per patient; Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 who seeks care should call 402-336-2900 before they come to the clinic or hospital. If you have a cough, a fever more than 100 degrees or trouble breathing, or had exposure to someone with COVID-19, call prior to visiting the clinic or hospital; Anyone who does not need to visit the facility is asked to refrain for visiting. The public is reminded that the Avera Farm and Rural Stress Hotline at 800-691-4336 is available for those who wish to talk to a skilled mental health professional. The calls are free, confidential and available 24/7. 
  •  The Avera Medical Group O’Neill Clinic at Avera St. Anthony’s Hospital will no longer offer Saturday urgent-care clinic services.  In addition, patients who are “well” can seek services at the clinic weekdays from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Patients who are ill should come to the clinic on weekday afternoons from 2-5 p.m. Patients should call 402-336-2900 before coming to the clinic in the afternoon.  Also, providers at Avera satellite clinics in Chambers, Ewing, Page and Spencer will see only “well” patients. The changes reflect ongoing public safety efforts in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.Call 402-336-2900 with questions.
  • Avera Butte Clinic  and Avera Fairfax Clinic are closed.  Patients may call Avera Medical Group Gregory at 605-835-9611 for appointments.
  • Bright Horizons will be altering our services slightly.  Beginning Monday March 23, we will no longer have our lobby open to drop ins and ask that our clients call to speak to an advocate or to set up an appointment.  We will not be facilitating our support groups until it is recommended that you can have groups of more than 10 people meeting.  We will also not be accepting donations during the next few weeks. We will still be providing 24-hour services via our phone, email through our website, and our crisis line.  To reach a staff person in O’Neill please call 402-336-1774. To reach a staff person in Ainsworth please call 402-382-5676. Our 24-hour crisis line number is 402-379-3798 or 877-379-3798.  Our website is www.brighthorizonsne.org
  • Dr. Jon Jessen and Dr. Jerry Brockman are seeing patients for Dental Emergencies only 03/17 through 04/01.  Regularly scheduled appointments will receive a call to reappoint.
  • Family Dentistry and Dental Hygiene is seeing patients for Dental Emergencies only 03/17 through 03/31.  Regularly scheduled appointments will receive a call to reappoint.
  • Family First Dental of O’Neill will be closed until April 30th, per request of The Nebraska Dental Association and the American Dental Association. Our office will be in contact with all patients scheduled for April after the closure date unless it is extended. Emergency appointments are open between 10:00 am and noon, Monday through Thursday.  Please call 402-336-3666
  • Gutshall & Kohle Eyecare has moved to an urgent/emergent exam model. We are not scheduling routine eye exams at this time. There will be one doctor available daily for any medical concerns that may arise. Our team is taking phone calls for emergencies, to refill eye medicines, and regarding glasses and contacts questions.  Call 402-336-2505.Home Health Medical will be closed to the public from 3/17 to 4/03 but will still be open for normal business hours for phone order and oxygen emergencies.
  • Kersenbrock Dental Care is seeing patients for Dental Emergencies only 03/17 through 04/01.  Regularly scheduled appointments will receive a call to reappoint. 
  • Ketteler EyeCare, on recommendation from the CDC for Eye Care professionals, will be postponing routine eye exams, our doors are effectively closed. Urgent care only will be addressed. Contact Lens orders may be placed over the phone and we can ship to you. You can call the office and leave a message on the answer service as we will check the messages routinely and will return your call as soon as we can if needed. If you have an emergency, please call our Emergency Voice Message System and leave a message with your contact information.  We will get back to you as soon as possible. We appreciate everyone’s patience. Office Phone Number: 402-925-2669 Emergency Voice Message System: 402-302-2326
  • Niobrara Valley Hospital Medical Clinic in Spencer will no longer be allowing patrons to enter the building to pick up medications. Please call ahead and we’ll bring them out to your car when you get here. Please continue to call to schedule an appointment. The clinic’s phone number is 402-589-1580.
  • O’Neill Family Eyecare, after much consideration and out of concern for the safety of our patients and staff, have been monitoring the potential spread of the Corona virus closely.  We now have made the decision to cease patient appointments at this time. A member of our staff will be available from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Monday through Friday.  Please call us at 402-336-2220 to make safe arrangements to pick up your glasses and contacts or for any eye health emergencies. Thank you for understanding.
  • West Holt Medical Services in Atkinson have temporarily suspended in-person specialty clinic appointments at this time. Our team is working on providing some specialties through Telemedicine and we are reaching out to patients who have scheduled appointments to advise them on next steps. Anyone with questions about an upcoming specialty clinic appointment at WHMS should call (402) 925-2811. Our focus is on protecting our patients and healthcare workers, while conserving critical supplies. Hospitals and clinics throughout the state and country are taking similar action. We appreciate your support as we work to prevent the spread of COVID-19. For the latest updates visit https://www.westholtmed.org/COVID-19
  • West Holt Pharmacy is not offering walk-in services at this time, but individuals are encouraged to us the drive-thru on Monday through Friday. 8:30 to 5:30.  The pharmacy offers free prescription delivery for home bound patients in Atkinson and prescription mailing services.  Call 402-925-2651.

Schools Distributing Meals to Students

  • O’Neill Public Schools announces that the school will be distributing meals on Monday there will be 2 breakfast and 2 lunches per child and Wednesday 3 breakfast and 3 lunches per child.  Also backpack meals will be available on Wednesday to use on the weekend. Meals may be picked up at the Elementary main entrance between 7:30 am -10:30 am on Mondays and Wednesdays. Meals will be bagged and available in the lunch area.  Meals are available for any student and any child ages 1-18 and any students enrolled in the schools 21 Program. St. Mary’s Students or any child in O’Neill between 1-18 is allowed. Meals are all free.
  • West Holt Public School – Effective March 20, 2020 Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, until school resumes, we will provide breakfast and lunch to children free of charge.  Those wishing to participate will need to come to the east entrance by the cafeteria (Door D) and a kitchen or school staff member will be there to assist you.  Please arrive between the hours of 11am and 12:30pm.  A breakfast and lunch will be provided for all children in your home from age 1-18 if that is what you wish.  You will be asked to provide the names of children who will be receiving the meals and a staff member will keep a list. On Monday and Wednesday, participants will receive a breakfast and lunch for that day, as well as a breakfast and lunch for the following day.  On Friday, participants will only receive breakfast and lunch for that day.  The meals will be separated out and may include instructions for preparing/heating the meal if needed. There is no need to contact the school or to “put an order in”.  You will simply need to come to school. This program is available to all children, not just those who qualify with free or reduced status.  All children should feel free to participate. If there are children who will be at home with no source of transportation who may need meals delivered, please contact the school and we will make arrangements to have food delivered in some fashion to a location. There is no charge for the meals.  This is part of the federal lunch program and the school will be reimbursed for all meals.  The cost is not being absorbed by the school district, but is part of a federal program.
  • Ewing Public School is providing a FREE lunch to all in the district ages 1 to 18.  These can be picked up at the back door of the kitchen daily between 11:30 and 12:00.  You can sign up on the survey on the school website www.ewingpublicschools.org or call the school office at 402-626-7235.

 


From North Central District Health Department, O’Neill, NE
Please note our 24/7 emergency line number is: 402-961-1718

NCDHD understands concerns over the new COVID-19 virus can make us anxious. While we don’t know where and to what extent this disease may spread here in Nebraska, we do know that it is contagious. As we go about our daily lives, we ask that you remain watchful in yourself, your family, and those you may care for when it comes to symptoms of illness. This page serves a place to find additional information or resources.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) website or the Word Health Organization (WHO) website is where you can find the most up-to-date information that is available. 


World Health Organization Recommendations (WHO)

WHO on Social Distancing

CDC Recommendations

CDC Guidance on Large Events and Mass Gatherings

Coronavirus Disease 2019 Information for Travel

Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities

Protect Yourself and Your Family

State of Nebraska Health and Human Services

COVID-19 Events Public Gatherings and Schools Guidance