March 12, 2020
Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is posting Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to the Medicaid.gov website to aid state Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) agencies in their response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. CMS is taking this action in its continuing efforts to protect the health and safety of providers and patients, including those who are covered by Medicaid and CHIP.
A press release with further information can be found here: https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/press-releases/cms-publishes-first-set-covid-19-frequently-asked-questions-faqs-state-medicaid-and-childrens-health
The COVID-19 FAQs for State Medicaid and CHIP agencies can be found here: https://www.medicaid.gov/state-resource-center/disaster-response-toolkit/covid19/index.html
These FAQs, and earlier CMS actions in response to the COVID-19 virus, are part of the ongoing White House Task Force efforts. To keep up with the important work CMS is doing in response to COVID-19, please visit the Current Emergencies Website.
March 9, 2020
Temporary Closure of Fremont Facility
Due to recent developments in the COVID-19 cases in our area, and out of an abundance of caution to keep our clients and staff healthy and safe, we have decided to temporarily close the Rupert Dunklau Center for Healthy Families at 1420 East Military Avenue in Fremont, NE through March 15th, 2020.
We are taking every reasonable step to ensure the continuity of our services. This includes continuing to serve our clients through secure “virtual rooms” using our tele-health services to ensure continuity of care and client confidentiality.
At this time, we plan to resume regular operations at our Fremont location on Monday, March 16th, 2020, at 8:00 AM.
Clients who need to speak with someone from the Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska Fremont office may call 833-588-4326.
For updated information, please visit www.lfsneb.org.
OFICINA CERRADA TEMPORALMENTE
Debido a mayor información sobre el caso positivo de COVID-19 en el área, y con abundancia de precaución para mantener la salud de nuestros clientes y empleados, hemos decidido cerrar temporalmente el Centro de Familias Saludables úbicado en 1420 East Military Avenue de Fremont, NE hasta el 15 de marzo del 2020.
Estamos tomando todas las medidas razonables para garantizar la continuidad de nuestros servicios. Ésto incluye el servir a nuestros clientes por “salas virtuales” utilizando nuestros equipos tecnológicos para asegurar continuidad de cuidado y confidencialidad del cliente.
Hasta el momento, el edificio reabrirá a las 8am el lunes 16 de marzo del 2020.
Si tiene necesidad de comunicarse con algún empleado de la oficina Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska – Fremont, llame al 833-588-4326.
Para información actualizada, visítenos a nuestra página web www.lfsneb.org.
Clients who need assistance with basic needs may contact one of the following agencies:
Si tiene necesidades básicas, comuníquese con las siguientes agencias:
Fremont Area United Way 402-721-4157
Salvation Army 402-721-0930
Life House 402-721-3175
City of Fremont (utility assistance) 402-727-2630
March 6, 2020
While most American workers are not at significant risk for infection from Coronavirus/COVID-19, this is a good time to remind everyone that there are a few “common sense” steps you can take to minimize the potential impact of infectious diseases.
Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions:
How is the Coronavirus spread?
The virus is spread via:
- Respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes;
- Close personal contact with an infected person;
- Touching something with the virus on it and touching your eyes, nose, or mouth before washing your hands.
What are the symptoms?
Symptoms include fever, cough, difficulty breathing, or pneumonia. The symptoms can take up to 14 days to appear after you have been exposed to the virus.
Is there a vaccine to prevent the Coronavirus?
What is the treatment for Coronavirus?
Currently, there are no specific treatments for the virus. Your healthcare professional will advise you on the steps you should take based on the symptoms you present.
You can also reduce the risk of getting sick or spreading the virus by following these common-sense steps:
- If you are sick, stay home, other than to see medical help. A fever of 100.4 or more is a good reason to stay home.
- You need to be “temperature free” for at least 24 hours before you return to work or go out in public. Using a little precaution given the current situation may be the most prudent action.
- You may need to work from home while you care for a family member battling the Coronavirus. Please discuss such a situation with your supervisor prior to deciding to work from home.
- Wash your hands frequently.
- Cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue to minimize the spreading germs.
- Do your best to avoid contact with anyone with a cough or fever.
- If you have a cough, fever, or difficulty breathing, see a medical professional right away.
- Centers for Disease Control Coronavirus page
- Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center
- Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services Coronavirus page
- Douglas County Health Department Coronavirus page
- Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department
- Pottawattamie County, IA Public Health Department
- Nebraska Health Departments contact list