March 18, 2020
March 31, 2020
Closures and Cancellations
Numerous events have been canceled or postponed and businesses and government offices closed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As events are rapidly changing, this list will be continually updated:
- The Nebraska Legislative session has been suspended until further notice. However, the Governor’s Office has advised legislators to be prepared to be called back to session for the limited purpose of passing any emergency appropriation.
- The Jefferson County Courthouse is closed to public access. Those with scheduled court proceedings will be allowed access to the Courthouse after passing current screening protocols. All other County Courthouse business will need to be conducted by telephone, e-mail, U.S. Postal Service or online services.
- Blue Valley Community Action (BVCA) Partnership’s Administrative Office is closed to the public. Call (402) 729-2278 for services, to make an appointment or to schedule a drop off of rent payments, documents or other deliveries.
- The Fairbury Public Library building will be closed to the public. Staff will still be available 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., Mon. through Fri., to take phone calls and answer questions. The library will offer curb side service. You can call (402) 729-2843 or use our online catalog.
- Social Security Offices will only offer online and phone service. If you cannot complete your Social Security business online, call the National 800 Number at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778). The National 800 Number has many automated service options you can use without waiting to speak with a telephone representative. A list of automated telephone services is available online at www.socialsecurity.gov/agency/contact/phone.html.
- Heartland Bank is open for business but lobbies will operate by appointment only.
- Fairbury Rotary will not meet March 18 and 25 and will discuss postponement of meetings further at the end of the month.
- Cat’s Meow Spring Market scheduled for Saturday, April 4 is cancelled.
- 10th Annual Pork N Pints Beer & Wine Tasting Festival postponed.
- Chamber Easter Egg Hunt postponed.
- The VFW Post 3113 in Fairbury will be closed March 20th and 21st.
- Cat’s Meow Spring Market scheduled for Sat., April 4 is cancelled.
- The Family Fun Night at the fairgrounds for Fairbury Public Schools is postponed. The tentative new date is May 15th.
- Tri County Post Prom and Grand March have been postponed until further notice.
- JCH&L Burkley Fitness Center will be closed to the public.
- All support groups and outside programs have been postponed until further notice. This includes Parkinson’s Support Group, Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group, Health Today and Smart Moves lifestyle change program.
- Sterling Connection trips for March and April have been canceled.
- Bryan Heart Institute will not be having clinics at JCH&L Outpatient Services effective immediately until further notice.
- JCH&L Fairbury Clinic is scheduling patients who have respiratory symptoms in the afternoons, and patients without respiratory symptoms in the mornings. Injections and blood pressure checks will also be in the morning. Patients who already have appointments are being contacted to be rescheduled.
- JCH&L Fairbury and Plymouth clinics will no longer take walk-ins. Same day appointments are typically available. Please call 402-729-3361 to make a Fairbury Clinic appointment, and 402-729-6888 to make a Plymouth Clinic appointment.
- 2020 Copa has been canceled.
- The Bonham Theatre and Majestic Theatre will remain closed until further notice.
- Fairbury Public Schools principal Derek Anderson has states spring sports have been suspended by recommendation of the NSAA (Nebraska School Activities Association). NHS is still on (immediate family only).
- JCH&L Gardenside and Cedarwood are closed to all non-essential personnel, including family members. Both were closed to visitors because of new restrictions from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS.)
- The JCH&L cafeteria will be closed to the public. It will remain open only to staff.
- Hospital visitors will be limited to two per patient room. All will be screened for recent travel to areas of high incidence/community spread, signs and symptoms of respiratory infection (fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat), and whether they have had any contact with persons who have been diagnosed or are under investigation for having COVID-19.
- Hospital visitors may use the main entrance from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or the ER/Outpatient Entrance (pick up the phone to reach the nurses station) from 4:30 p.m. to 8 a.m.