The spread of Coronavirus/COVID-19 is serious and due to the unknown regarding the virus, healthcare protocols are changing daily, sometimes hourly. We are committed to making our patients, their loved ones, and our employees aware of the latest information from the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) as it is released. Below you will find ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19, how to protect yourself and others, what to do if you begin experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Please check back to this site frequently as information will change. Thank you for doing your part to stay safe and prevent the spread.
To schedule a COVID-19 test, call 402.334.4773.
Individuals who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are usually able to recover at home. Please do not leave your home if you are experiencing any of the symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, headache, chills, or sore throat. Call your physician’s office if you have questions. Do NOT visit public areas.
Use a tissue or the inside of your elbow. Throw used tissues in the trash. Immediately wash your hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds.
Call your physician’s office with questions you may have. Be sure to notify them if your symptoms worsen or if you think your illness may be an emergency.
The CDC has updated their recommendations and cloth masks should be worn when out in public, this includes our clinics. Please wear a cloth mask to your appointments. We will be accepting donations of cloth masks at the Legacy location, they can be brought to the screening table in that clinic.
Avoid using ride-sharing services, taxis or public buses.
Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed Coronavirus/COVID-19 cases.
The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.
If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:
*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your physician’s office for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.
For the health and safety of our patients and friends in the community, we have temporarily suspended the use of Nebraska Cancer Specialists facilities for events and classes. We appreciate your understanding and will notify you as soon as these events and classes will resume.
Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work. Use disinfectants appropriate for the surface.
Dilute your household bleach
If you have not had a test to determine if you are still contagious, you can leave home after these three things have happened:
If you have been tested to determine if you are still contagious, you can leave home after these three things have happened:
First and foremost, we want to reassure you we are doing everything we can to avoid reducing clinic hours as COID-19 impacts our community. As we all know, cancer care must go on.
Thank you for being a valued patient of Nebraska Cancer Specialists. We will continue to update you as the situation evolves. Please contact us with any questions. We are here for you!
At this time, there is no disruption in our active treatment schedule and we look forward to seeing you!
We are strictly following the recommendations of the CDC and other area health systems and suggesting no visitors accompany patients to their visit unless medically necessary. We understand this is an inconvenience to many of our patients and we will do our best to make accommodations for phone calls during visits for those who would prefer this service. If someone is providing transportation to a visit, we ask that the driver remain in the vehicle for the duration of the appointment. We are not allowing any guests at this time.
Anyone entering the building will be asked a series of screening questions and will have their temperature taken. If a person is experiencing any one of the COVID-19 symptoms outside of normal treatment side effects, they will be asked to leave the premises. We thank you for your cooperation.
Our standard cleaning procedures have always used EPA-certified cleaners to ensure top notch cleanliness in all of our clinics. In this heightened situation, we have implemented additional incremental cleaning protocols to increase the frequency of cleaning to ensure we minimize the risk of any germs or viruses. This includes wiping down common surfaces, handwashing and disinfecting, gowns and masks.