Four Corners Health Department and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services have mandated Directed Health Measures in Seward County, effective 6 a.m. Saturday, March 28, through at least Wednesday, May 6, with the goal of limiting community spread of COVID-19.
In several places around the country and now locally in Seward, volunteers are sewing homemade face masks to give to health care providers and nursing homes in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are currently into our emergency disaster plan,” said Roger Reamer, CEO of Memorial Health Care Systems, but that's no reason for local residents to worry. Actually, the emergency disaster plan is a good thing.
The Southeast Community College Educational Foundation created the SCC COVID-19 Student Emergency Fund to support SCC students and their families who are in need of emergency funds as a result of the global COVID-19 health crisis.
Residents in Seward will not have to worry about making their utility payments on time if their income has been affected by COVID-19.
The Seward County Fair has a storied history. For 149 years, it has celebrated agriculture and entertainment for local residents and visitors to the county.
On March 24, the Legacy Fund for Seward County announced the establishment of a specific fund to assist in meeting the immediate needs of Seward County residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Here are some local resources in the Seward County area for those who may be in need of help with food, bills and more during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you're in a giving mood, these are places you can contribute.