Pandemic Response in 2023

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has discontinued most university-specific pandemic measures. UNL no longer offers isolation housing, support via the covid19@unl.edu email address, updates to the COVID-19 Dashboard, or access to pandemic supplies through Marketplace. Members of the university community are encouraged to continue to voluntarily report their vaccination status through the vaccination registry.

Ongoing guidance regarding pandemic measures is provided by the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department. See LLCHD's COVID-19 Response page for more information.

Important guidelines remain for preventing spread of respiratory illness, including COVID-19.

  • Maintain distance as you are able.
  • Wear face coverings if you want to take an extra step in preventing spread.
  • Avoid interacting with others if you're not feeling well.
  • Test if you're concerned that you might have a more serious illness such as COVID-19.
  • Take advantage of safe and effective vaccines for COVID-19 and seasonal flu.

Lincoln-Lancaster County COVID-19 Risk Dial

High Risk of COVID-19 Spread

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Last Updated January 24 - Risk Dial Metrics (PDF)

This COVID-19 Risk Dial provides a summary of current conditions in the Lincoln–Lancaster County community. Each color incorporates federal and national guidance published by public health experts and is coupled with specific guidance. See Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department's News page for latest community updates.

Five key measures are used to determine the position of the Risk Dial: Case Numbers; Testing Capacity; Positivity Rate; Contact Tracing; and Hospital Capacity.

This is only guidance and does not replace federal, state, or local directed health measures. At-risk and vulnerable populations should take stringent precautions.

Learn more on the Lincoln–Lancaster County COVID-19 website