As of June 1, all businesses seeking to reopen spaces and venues seeking to host 500 or more individuals must submit a safety plan to the local public health department for approval. All businesses or events existing or scheduled to occur within the counties of Otoe, Nemaha, Richardson, Pawnee, or Johnson must complete the form and submit to email@example.com at least one week prior to the event or scheduled date of opening. NOTE: Agencies are strongly advised to submit the plans with enough lead time in advance of the event to address any questions or concerns prior to the date of reopening/scheduled event. SEDHD Event Safety Plan Form
National Influenza Vaccination awareness is observed in December to remind everyone, 6 months or older that there's still time to get vaccinated against the flu to be protected during the upcoming season. This vaccination is particularly important for people who are most vulnerable to developing serious flu complications, including people with certain chronic conditions such as asthma, diabetes and heart disease. In fact, last flu season 9 out of 10 adults hospitalized for flu had at least one reported underlying medical condition.
This year the message is more important than ever, especially given the possibility that both flu viruses and the virus that causes COVID-19 will spread this winter. This could place a tredmedous burden on the health care system and result in many more illnesses, hospitlizations and deaths than during a regular flu season, especially among people managing chronic conditions because many of them also are at higher risk from COVID-19. The good news is that there's a flu vaccine that is tried to true; proven to reduce the risk of flu illness, hospitalizations and deaths.