The team at Visit Omaha is committed to providing the most accurate and up-to-date information to help keep visitors and residents healthy and safe.
Visit Omaha is monitoring the evolving news about COVID-19 and will continue to bring you the most up-to-date information and resources as they become available.
In keeping with recommended guidelines to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, many Omaha businesses, including attractions, restaurants, bars, retailers and some hotels are temporarily closed. In addition, many of Omaha’s popular events have been postponed or canceled. However, Omaha ingenuity is strong, and since you may not be able to visit the city right now, we invite you to visit virtually.
Omaha tourism brings families closer together and helps neighborhoods grow. In this time of uncertainty, Visit Omaha is focused on the 17,826 of our friends, family, and neighbors who depend on tourism for their livelihoods. Many have been impacted deeply by the closures and cancellations. It is more important than ever that we remain connected and supportive. Find Tourism Community Resources here.
In keeping with Omaha’s history of resilience, many businesses are powering through, with restaurants and bars offering online ordering, delivery, and curbside pickup.
Total number of COVID-19 cases in Douglas County: 185
April 3, 2020: The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha has launched a groundbreaking mobile app to screen large groups of individuals who are concerned that they may have COVID-19. The app is currently available in the Apple App Store.
The UNMC is on the forefront of containing COVID-19. Commissioned in 2005 by the United States Centers for Disease Control, the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit (NBU) at UNMC provides the first line of treatment for people with highly communicable diseases, such as COVID-19. UNMC was called to help when COVID-19 first hit our country, caring for 15 American passengers who were quarantined aboard the Diamond Princess Cruise ship. Those passengers arrived in Omaha on February 7, 2020 - all recovered and were home by March 8, 2020.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): COVID-19 Information
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Information for Travelers