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The ultimate goal of Nebraska Medical Association member physicians is to advocate for the health of all Nebraskans.

 

CDC releases updated guidance regarding activities

4/27/2021
Washington - New guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says it is safe for people who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to be outside without a mask, but only in small groups.

Read the latest guidance.

What You Need to Know

  • If you are fully vaccinated, you can start doing many things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic.
  • When choosing safer activities, consider how COVID-19 is spreading in your community, the number of people participating in the activity, and the location of the activity.
  • Outdoor visits and activities are safer than indoor activities, and fully vaccinated people can participate in some indoor events safely, without much risk.
  • If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, find a vaccine.

 

 

 

 

Other Resources

Coronavirus Disease 2019 websites:

DHHS – http://www.dhhs.ne.gov/coronavirus

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – https://www.cdc.gov/covid19

World Health Organization – https://who.int.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Information Line

CDC Information Line

800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636)
TTY 888-232-6348

Hours

Monday–Friday
7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. CT (English and Spanish)

Extended hours for coronavirus disease 2019 questions only

Saturday – Sunday
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. CT (English)

You can also submit a question to CDC Info via email - https://wwwn.cdc.gov/dcs/ContactUs/Form

Stay informed. DHHS will continue to update Nebraskans through their website http://www.dhhs.ne.gov/coronavirus and on Facebook and Twitter. 

General Health Topics/Resources for All Nebraskans

Breast Cancer Screening
Colon Cancer Screening
Lung Cancer Screening
Skin Cancer Screening

NET Good Healthy Life
The NMA and Past President Rob Rhodes, MD, are proud to be content advisors on this series. Visit the link to see upcoming air times.

Affordable Care Act Resources
Enroll Nebraska 
Healthcare.gov -  Nebraska specific information
How much will it cost you? (Zip code specific calculator) 

Child Restraint 
American Academy of Pediatrics Car Safety Seats
American Academy of Pediatrics updates car seat recommendations - August 30, 2018
Nebraska Child Passenger Safety 

NEW CAR SEAT LAW effective January 1, 2019
LB42 took effect on January 1, 2019. The key points to the law are:

  • Rear-facing until age 2 or until the child reaches the upper weight or height limit allowed by the child safety seat manufacturer.
  • Children up to age 8 must be correctly secured in a federally approved child safety seat. This includes booster seats for older kids.
  • Children up to age 8 must ride in the back seat unless the back seat of the vehicle is not available (children are recommended to ride in the backseat until age 13).

Concussion Awareness    
ACTive™Athletic Concussion Training for Coaches
Brain Injury Association of Nebraska  
CDC – Centers for Disease Control  
ConcussionWise (Courses for Coaches, Athletes, Parents, Athletic Trainers, Physicians, and Nurses)   
Heads up to Parents
Heads up to Parents App
Health provider training modules (CME available)
Injury prevention
Nebraska Concussion Awareness Act
When in Doubt Nebraska

Immunizations and Vaccines
CDC
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
HPV facts
School requirements
World Health Organization

Motor Vehicle Safety 
Buckle up!
Distracted driving
Drive Smart Nebraska
Every teen killed in Nebraska last year was not wearing a seat belt (June 9, 2017 article) 

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome - Safe Sleeping Practices
AAP updates policy to discourage use of crib bumpers 
American Academy of Pediatrics 
Safe to sleep

Sun Safety
Protect your skin from the sun
Parents needs to be 'voice of reason' to keep teenagers healthy, out of tanning beds

Tobacco Use
Stop smoking

Additional Resources
The danger of the medical celebrity
You're not alone: medical conspiracies believed by many

 

 

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