Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus, or 2019-nCoV, is a new respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.  This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.  The Health Department is committed to ensuring our residents and healthcare professionals have access to the most up-to-date information to ensure the health and safety of themselves, their patients, and our community.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring this outbreak and publishes the most accurate and timely 2019-nCoV information.  Please visit the CDC's website for more information.

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some causing illness in people and others that circulate among animals, including camels, cats and bats.  Some viruses are highly contagious (like measles), while other viruses are less so. At this time, it’s unclear how easily or sustainably this virus is spreading between people. Current symptoms reported for patients with 2019-nCoV have included mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.

Nebraska-Specific Information

Nebraska-specific 2019-nCoV Information

2/5/20 DHHS News Release – Monitoring of the Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

1/27/20 DHHS News Release – Novel Coronavirus Outbreak


Information for the Public

2019-nCoV information for the public

Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and You Factsheet

2019-nCoV Frequently Asked Questions


Information for Healthcare Professionals

2019-nCoV information for healthcare professionals