Lancaster County’s COVID-19 risk dial slides further down into mid-yellow category

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Lancaster County’s COVID-19 risk dial dropped into the mid-yellow “moderate” category Tuesday.

The indicator suggests the chances of contracting the virus in the area are diminishing.

Case numbers fell from 319 to 280 in the past week with the seven-day rolling average of hospitalizations falling as well, according to the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department,

“Our community is moving in a positive direction but now is not the time to become complacent,” said Health Director Pat Lopez in a press release. “As we head into fall and winter, there’s potential for an increase in COVID-19 infections.”

As colder temps approach and people head indoors, the department encourages everyone to get the updated shot, even if they have already received the initial vaccination and a booster shot.

The health department has received updated booster shots for those wishing to gain updated immunities to COVID’s omicron variants.

Residents ages 12 and up are able to receive an updated dose after two months from completing the initial vaccination or receiving a separate booster.

The health department will hold vaccination clinics for those interested in getting an updated booster. The times are subject to change, and an appointment must be made in advance.

The times and locations include:

  • Monday, October 3, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Pinnacle Bank Arena, 400 Pinnacle Arena Drive
  • Tuesday, October 4, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Pinnacle Bank Arena
  • Wednesday, October 5, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Pinnacle Bank Arena
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