COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources

The South Heartland District Health Department area (Webster, Nuckolls, Clay, and Adams Counties in Nebraska) has reported at least 302 positive cases of COVID-19, including at least 5 in Webster County. All reported Webster County cases have recovered. 11 deaths have also been reported in the district. Webster County is under a directed health measure through at least June 30th. Significant changes to the DHM occurred on June 1st. See the Facebook post above for more details. As of 6pm on Monday, June 1st Nebraska has reported at least 14,345 cases and 178 deaths. Kansas has reported 10,038 cases and 218 deaths. Many of those cases have recovered. Travelers to Red Cloud are asked to observe safety precautions and be aware that while the county has few cases, more populated areas that you might pass through to get here (like Omaha) are seeing an uptick in cases . Additionally, most events that would typically attract 100+ people have been or soon will be cancelled, pending a dramatic and swift conclusion to the pandemic in the United States. We will update this every few days, but the links below contain the most up-to-date information. The case counts listed above are provisional and may not reflect the most current data.

As our community, state, and nation continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic we will do our best to provide an updated list of resources for the Red Cloud and Guide Rock communities. For the most up-to-date information, however, it is recommended that you follow Governor Pete Ricketts on Facebook or via his website's newsfeed or go the Nebraska Department of Economic Development's COVID-19 response page and the Nebraska State Legislature. For health related updates, please refer to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and the South Heartland District Health Department. For the federal response, please refer to the White House, Center for Disease Control, Congress, USDA, and Small Business Administration websites. 

Any information you find on this page is subject to change and you should contact an official working in or with any of these agencies to confirm the most recent status. 


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Closures and Community Updates
Closures and Community Updates
  • The City-wide cleanup scheduled for Apr. 22nd has been canceled. 
  • Webster County is under a Directed Health Measure until at least May 12th
  • City of Red Cloud offices are closed to the public and the Community Center is closed as well until at least May 12th
  • Effective immediately Webster County Community Hospital and Clinic will not allow visitors into the facility to limit staff and patient exposure to COVID-19. Only patients are allowed to enter. Exceptions include pediatric patients who may have one adult and those patients requiring end of life care. If you recently traveled outside of the United States or outside of Nebraska or have had exposure to someone who has COVID-19, and/or are experiencing any of the following symptoms: fever greater than or equal to 100.4 degrees, cough, shortness of breath please CALL the Webster County Clinic at 402-746-5614 or the Webster County Community Hospital at 402-746-5600 to notify us of your symptoms and/or possible exposure BEFORE arriving. When you call ahead, you will be asked a series of questions. Please do not walk into the facility without receiving instruction to do so from staff.

  • The National Willa Cather Center is closed and all educational and Opera House programming has been canceled or postponed through May 31st  
  • On the Brix Tasting Room reopened on March 27th but will have limited service options
  • Village Pharmacy is open but only doing delivery and curbside pickup
  • Red Cloud Community Schools are closed until further notice. The buildings are closed to students and to the public through May 31st as part of a Directed Health Measure by the State of Nebraska. 
  • The Red Cloud Alumni Association has cancelled the 66th Annual RCHS Alumni Banquet 
  • Webster County Offices will have limited access and the courthouse building will be locked
  • The Village of Guide Rock offices will be closed to the public indefinitely
  • Starke Round Barn is closed indefinitely for tours and to drive-by/drop-in visitors
  • Webster County Community Hospital's ER entrance is locked--please use the main entrance
  • Webster County Historical Museum is closed indefinitely 
  • The Palace Lounge & Steakhouse will be closed indefinitely 
  • The Auld Public Library will be closed indefinitely
  • Cherry Corner Estates is closed to the public indefinitely
  • Heritage Care Center is closed to the public indefinitely 
  • Hometown Market has delivery and curbside pickup options
Workplace, Educational, and Entertainment Resources
Workplace, Educational, and Entertainment Resources

Workplace Resources

Educational Resources

Entertainment Resources

Baird Holm Law Firm COVID-19 Information Hub
Baird Holm Law Firm COVID-19 Information Hub