The City of Auburn is following the Center of Disease Control (CDC) and the State of Nebraska Governor’s Guidelines regarding COVID-19. Due to the rapidly changing circumstances the City will share information from our local resources to the City’s Facebook Page. Please follow the Southeast District Health Department, Nemaha County Hospital and Nemaha County Sheriff’s Department.

Please help stop the spread of COVID-19 by practicing social distancing; cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue; avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth; clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces; stay home if you are feeling sick, and wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. 

In response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic, the City of Auburn has been monitoring various governmental agencies and their recommendations. 

In the interest of everyone concerned, the following is being instituted: 

  • Beginning Thursday March 19, 2020, the Auburn City Hall building will be closed to public access. City hall staff will be available via telephone (402-274 3420), website ( and email to provide services and conduct business. 
  • You can reach the Auburn Chamber of Commerce by contacting Tonia at 
  • Congregate meals are temporarily being discontinued at the Auburn Senior Center. Meals on Wheels will be delivered at the door. Drivers will not make any attempt to contact residents. Check on your relatives and friends. If your organization or group has reserved the Auburn Senior Center, it is up to you to decide whether or not or have your function. If you cancel, please notify city hall. The kitchen will be closed. 

The Auburn Memorial Library is closed to walk in service until further notice but they are offering curbside service to any and all that need items. You can call the library at 402-274-4023, let them know what you would like, what time you are coming, and they will meet you at your vehicle. The library also has WiFi that extends outside the building so you can sit in your car and use it if you need to. Don’t forget about OverDrive/Libby for e-books and audiobooks. Check with the library for evening hours as they have changed. 

We understand that this is a time of uncertainty for everyone and it is our intent to keep our employees and the citizens as safe as possible. Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we work towards being proactive, rather than reactive. 

—Mayor Dan White

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Service has created a real-time map and dashboard that provides updates on the current number of confirmed COVID-19 cases by county. View the dashboard. 


From Southeast Nebraska Health District

What is the difference between isolation and self-quarantine?
What do they mean and how long do I need to stay home?

These are common questions asked, and it can be a bit confusing. These flyers can help to explain when someone would be asked to isolate versus self-quarantine, and how long it will typically last.

Marty Fattig, CEO of Nemaha County Hospital has been providing daily updates to the staff on COVID-19. We have decided to share these with you as well! These will provide you with a day to day update on how the hospital is dealing with the COVID-19 Pandemic.

4/2/2020 UPDATE — I would like to remind you that all employees are being asked to self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms at the beginning of every shift. If you feel you are displaying symptoms related to the virus, we ask that you notify your supervisor. COVID-19 symptoms are defied below and may be mild. They include the new onset of any one of the following:
1. Fever >100.4
2. Cough
3. Shortness of Breath

I have heard rumors that we are thinking of laying off employees because of the lack of work. I want you to know that we are not considering this plan of action at this time. If we would have a surge of patients with coronavirus disease in our community we are going to need all of you to help us care for patients. There are plenty of things to worry about in these difficult times but losing your job shouldn’t be one of them.

I hope you will join me in thanking our environmental services employees for the extra work they are doing making sure all surfaces, door handles, hand rails, etc. are safe to touch. We appreciate all you do every day to prevent hospital acquired infections but we are especially appreciative now, so THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!

As of 9:00 this morning there were 956,588 cases in the world. Yesterday there were 877,422 cases. There have been 48,583 deaths. Yesterday there had been 43,537 deaths. 202,728 patients have recovered. Yesterday that number was 185,241.

In the United States there are now 216,722 positive cases, 5,137 deaths and 8,672 people that have recovered. Yesterday there were 189,633 cases, 4,081 deaths and 7,136 people that have recovered. 84,000 of the US cases are in New York!

In Nebraska there are now 214 cases and five deaths. Yesterday there had been 177 cases and four deaths. The deaths have occurred in Douglas, Hall, Buffalo, Madison and Lincoln counties. There is no data available on recovered patients in our state. We have had one confirmed case in our county with no community spread.

At this time we still believe that we have an adequate supply of PPE, if we use what we have conservatively. We are doing everything possible to obtain more supplies, but so is every other hospital in the country. It appears that most hospitals, large and small, are using UV light to decontaminate N95 masks as we are.

Once again, I want to remind you that the most important thing that you can to do help stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect your family and co-workers is to stay home when not at work and wash your hands. If you have any questions, please ask any member of the leadership team and we will answer your question to the best of our ability. Thanks for all you do every day.

Local Emergency Declaration & Public Proclamation by Auburn Mayor Dan White