City of Lincoln and Lancaster County Coronavirus (COVID-19) - City and County Services

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Face Covering Requirement for Lincoln and Lancaster County

Information and frequently asked questions

City and County Services

Your Online City Hall

Before you head to the County-City Building or another local government facility to conduct business, consider using the online services.

What's New
Expanded COVID-19 testing now available in Lincoln

Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Those who experience these symptoms are urged to access free drive-through testing offered by Bryan Health and CHI Health St. Elizabeth.

Residents begin the testing process with a free online risk assessment available at BryanHealth.com and CHIHealth.com.

If testing is recommended, individuals will be given an order and referred to one of the testing sites. Only those with an order and referral from Bryan Health or CHI Health St. Elizabeth, or an order from their doctor are permitted at the drive-through sites. Those who need assistance may contact the Health Department at 402-441-8006.

Capacity lowered

Because the Risk Dial has changed from yellow to orange, indicating an increase in risk of COVID-19 spread, some City facilities will have lower capacity.

  • Lincoln City Libraries will now operate at 25 percent capacity instead of 50 percent, and visits are limited to one hour.
  • Capacity at public pools is reduced from 35 percent to 25 percent.
  • Spectators at Densmore Field will not be allowed to sit in the bleachers.
Public counter appointments

Public counters at some City offices will be requiring appointments. The steps are being taken to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Fats, oils and grease clog sewer lines

The Wastewater Division reminds the public that fats, oils and grease should not be poured down the drain. These materials solidify when cooled and clog pipes. The following items should be discarded in household trash: butter, shortening, margarine, meat trimmings, uncooked poultry skin, vegetable, canola, olive, and corn oils, salad dressings, gravy, mayonnaise, melted meat fat, and boiled poultry skin.

Only flush toilet paper

The public can also protect sewer systems by flushing waste and toilet paper only. Toilet paper is designed to disintegrate in water, but any other paper-type product, including wipes, remains intact. When it collects in the piping it will eventually cause a sewer back-up. Some products are labeled as flushable, but they are not. When in doubt, don't flush it.

For more information, or to download posters, visit lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: wastewater).

Latex gloves and wipes are not recyclable

The City of Lincoln reminds residents that latex gloves, disinfectant wipes and other personal protective equipment (PPE) are not recyclable and must be discarded with household waste. Leaving non-recyclable materials at the recyclable collection sites is illegal. Visit recycle.lincoln.ne.gov for complete listings of acceptable materials.

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