Some Test Nebraska Sites Closed for Extreme Temps, Holiday on Monday

News Release
For Immediate Release: 2/14/2021

Media Contacts:

Khalilah LeGrand, DHHS Office of Communications
(402) 853-1320 /

Taylor Gage, Governor Pete Ricketts' Office
(402) 471-1970 /


Questions about scheduling testing, receiving results and all other non-media related calls should be directed to the Test Nebraska hotline at (402) 207-9377.


LINCOLN, Neb. – Some Test Nebraska sites will be closed on Monday in response to the extreme cold the area has been experiencing and, as well as for the Presidents Day federal holiday. The closings below are due to inclement weather and projected extreme low temperatures unless otherwise indicated. Oakview Mall will remain closed through Tuesday due to a heating issue.

Those registered for testing should regularly check messages for updates, as notification via text or email will be sent in the event of a change.

The following testing sites will be closed Monday.

Monday 2/15

Bassett – Rock County Fairgrounds

Burwell – Loup Basin Public Health Department

Chadron – Chadron Community Hospital

Fremont – Christensen Field -- in observance of Federal Holiday

Grand Island – Central District Health Department -- in observance of Federal Holiday

Lexington – Lexington Service Building

McCook – Red Willow Fairground

North Platte – West Central District Health Department -- in observance of Federal Holiday

O'Neill – O'Neill Armory

Omaha – Oakview Mall

While weather and the holiday may impact testing to some extent, Nebraskans are encouraged to register for testing. Visit the Test Nebraska website for details on your preferred location. Free testing is available to any resident wanting one. Those who may have been exposed to COVID-19 or who are experiencing any symptoms are encouraged to schedule an appointment at one of the more than 60 Test Nebraska sites.

COVID-19 symptoms can include a fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, tiredness, muscle aches, headaches, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea.

Visit, or for Spanish, to schedule an appointment. Those with questions about testing, or who need help completing the online assessment, can call the Test Nebraska hotline at (402) 207-9377.


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