If you're diagnosed with COVID-19, someone from the health department may call you to:
It's important to answer the phone.
You may also receive text message notifications to let you know someone will be in contact with you soon. Text messages you may receive would be the following:
This means that your name and personal and medical information will be kept private and only shared with those who may need to know, like your health care provider.
The health department staff will not ask you for
If you've been around someone diagnosed with COVID-19, someone from the health department may call you.
If you are concerned about a phone call you received from someone identifying themselves as part of the COVID-19 response team or disease investigator, you can contact your local health department or the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services at (402) 471-6450 to verify the legitimacy of the call.