PPHD: COVID Phase 1B Vaccination Sign-up Eligibility Expanded

PPHD: COVID Phase 1B Vaccination Sign-up Eligibility Expanded

Anyone 65+ or persons with medical conditions can now register for the COVID vaccine wait list.

Those meeting those criteria can complete the form at https://tinyurl.com/ycpxzr5d. The online link completion is preferred, but people can call 308-262-5764 or 308-633-2866 ext. 101.

Over 3,000 people have signed up so far! Be sure to help your elderly family, friends, and neighbors get signed up. This will put them on the list that is being coordinated with local hospital and vaccine providers, they will be called when vaccines are available. It may be several weeks.

If you have previously called or completed the survey, please be assured, you are on the list.

We are vaccinating health care providers and those 75 and older first. To date, 3,855 people in the eligible populations have received the COVID vaccine in the Panhandle. This number will continue to increase with each weekly vaccine allocation to the eligible populations at the corresponding times.

100 doses are anticipated to arrive next week. Doses are allocated based on percentages of population and amount received.

“The limited supply of vaccine requires patience on all of our part,” said Kim Engel, Panhandle Public Health District Director.

One additional COVID-related death in the Panhandle is being reported. A Sheridan County male in his 60s brings the total deaths to 156.

“We share peace and comfort with the friends and loved ones in the loss of this gentleman,” said Engel.

Unified Command confirms 91 more cases of COVID in the Panhandle since last reporting on Monday, January 11. The investigations are underway, all close contacts will be quarantined.

All Ages: 91
County Cases
Banner 0
Box Butte 10
Cheyenne 5
Dawes 14
Deuel 1
Garden 4
Grant 0
Kimball 9
Morrill 7
Scotts Bluff 30
Sheridan 10
Sioux 0


Exposure Type
Community 60%
Close Contact 38%
Travel 0%
Under Investigation 2%


March 2, 2020-January 14, 2021

  • Total Tests Conducted: 31,472
  • Positive: 8,057
  • Last 14 days (active) cases: 356
  • Last week’s cases: 231
  • Last week’s positivity rate: 27.5%
  • Deaths: 156
  • Active Hospitalizations: 13
  • Total Cumulative Hospitalizations: 502
  • Doubling time (November 10, 2020-January 13, 2021): 64 days

Avoid the Three Cs:

    • Avoid Crowded Places – Avoid gathering in groups where you cannot maintain 6-feet of distance from others
    • Avoid Close Contact – Wear a mask over your nose and mouth or maintain 6-feet distance when you are spending more than 15 total minutes with people you don’t live with
    • Avoid Confined Spaces – Avoid enclosed spaces with poor ventilation

Current COVID testing access can be found at www.pphd.org.

PPHD: COVID Phase 1B Vaccination Sign-up Eligibility Expanded