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The amazing folks at Sarpy County, Nebraska GIS have created a public dashboard with information about COVID-19 related cases in our county.
Check it out here: https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/50ebc60b7689449d97ddbf78a4dd3dc1.
Over the past four weeks, the positivity rate for the Sarpy/Cass Health Department jurisdiction has doubled from 15.25% (week ending 10/17/20) to 31.51% (week ending 11/14/20). Over the same four-week period the seven-day rolling average of cases/day/100,000 residents has increased from 41.6 cases per day to 96.9.
Currently, there are 1,032 active cases in Sarpy County, with 108 active cases in the 68128 zip code area and 65 in 68138 (La Vista’s ETJ).
Effective, November 11, new Directed Health Measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 are in effect statewide until at least November 30. Following is a summary of the new restrictions:
These include, but are not limited to outdoor arenas, indoor or outdoor auctions, stadiums, tracks, fairgrounds, festivals, zoos, auditoriums, large event conference rooms, meeting halls, indoor theaters, libraries, swimming pools or any other confined indoor or outdoor space.
Indoor gatherings are limited to 25% occupancy and outdoor gatherings can remain at 100% occupancy. No more than 8 people per group and there must be at least 6 feet between groups.
Indoor carnivals and dances are prohibited. Dance recitals are permitted but must follow the above requirements. Dancing at wedding receptions is allowed if people remain at their table/seat and maintain social distancing.
Masks are required for all staff and patrons at salons, barbershops, massage therapy, bowling alleys, pool halls, body art establishments and any other business where staff and patrons are within 6 feet of each other for 15 minutes or more.
Bar patrons playing games such as darts or shuffleboard are required to wear masks when not eating or drinking.
No more than 8 people per table and tables must be at least 6 feet apart. Patrons must be seated unless placing an order, using the restroom or playing games.
Masks are required for staff and customers, although customers can remove their masks during a face treatment, but the mask must be put back on at the end of the treatment and there must be at least 6 feet of separation between customers. The types of businesses included are salons, barbershops, spas, massage therapy and tattoo parlors.
There is no limit on the number of people who can attend, but groups must be separated into household groups and there must be at least 6 feet of separation between groups.
For indoor events, attendance is limited to participants’ household members and there must be at least 6 feet of distance between household groups. This applies to both school and club activities.
To access the full Directed Health Measure, visit the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services website.
While all city facilities are once again open to the public, things do look different. Here is a summary of what you can expect...
Before you visit any of our facilities, we ask that you pre-screen yourself, and if you’re not feeling well, please stay home.
Staff will be wearing masks, and we encourage everyone entering a City facility to do the same.
Front desks and reception counters have new plexiglass barriers to protect our employees and the public.
To the extent possible, most meetings will continue to be held virtually, and peddler/hawker licenses will not be issued. Beginning October 6, most public meetings will return to the Harold “Andy” Anderson Council Chambers. Attendees will be asked to wear a mask. Meetings with large crowds anticipated may be relocated. Please check the website for the most current meeting information.
Building inspectors are performing inspections on new construction, however interior remodel inspections will continue to be done virtually.
We have identified areas throughout the building where one-way traffic is necessary, so visitors are asked to pay attention to those arrows on the floor.
Activities currently available inside the Community Center include:
Grab and go lunches for seniors are available from the north alley doors, and the senior center will host limited activities in the gym a couple days a week.
The following services are not available at this time:
We ask that patrons limit their visit to 60 minutes and that only one family member visit at a time.
Chairs and other furniture have been removed to promote social distancing, and playaways, toys, kits and games are for checkout only. Marks are on the floor to space out patrons who are waiting for assistance.
The computer lab is available for one hour use per visit. Some computers are unavailable to allow for social distancing.
Curbside pickup will continue for those who aren’t comfortable coming into the Library yet. Books and other materials can still be returned to the outside book drop. All returns are quarantined for 72 hours to allow for proper disinfection.
The majority of programming, including storytimes, continues to remain online.
Updated announcements and information regarding programs, services and facilities can be found on the City’s social media accounts and at CityofLaVista.org.
Check out our YouTube channel for video tours of the Library.
Mon-Thurs: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Fri: 8 a.m.-noon and by appointment
Mon-Thurs: 8 a.m.-noon and
Mon-Fri: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. for adults ages 19 and up
Mon-Thurs: 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Fri-Sat: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sun: 1-5 p.m.
The first hour of each day at the library is reserved for seniors and those with health conditions.
The holidays are here. Bring on the cheer!
We’re still monitoring the pandemic and adjusting plans accordingly. Follow us on social media and for updates and more information!
Guess who’s coming to town... again? Give Santa a wave as he cruises around town to kick off the holidays in La Vista. November 29
Tune in on Facebook and watch Santa as he lights the tree and sprinkles it with some Christmas magic. November 30
We’re turning Civic Center Park into a Winter Wonderland filled with holiday cutouts, Santa’s sleigh, light decorations and more, which you can enjoy at your leisure throughout the month of December. On December 8 and 15, Santa and his reindeer will be there too! Please note: If Governor Ricketts declares more stringent health measures that limit outdoor gatherings, the December 8 and 15 events will be cancelled.
We’re setting up a special mailbox to send letters directly to the North Pole. Drop ‘em off by December 15 to get a reply from Santa by Christmas. November 9 — December 15
Channel your inner Clark Griswold and decorate a window in your house/apartment. Share your display and the best one will receive a special prize. November 9 — December 15
Gather round your screen as we read some of our favorite holiday books. Throughout December