As COVID-19 spreads across the state, social distancing and limits on large events will help flatten the curve of infections so we don’t overwhelm our health care systems. Discover Northwest Nebraska and the Nebraska State Tourism office is urging travelers to follow the guidelines recommended by the Centers of Disease Control. The guidelines and actions communities are taking are fluid and will continue to be as officials respond to changing conditions. Updated information can be found at the CDC website https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html or at the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services website http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/default.aspx.
 

NOTE: The Directed Health Measure issued by Gov. Ricketts for all Panhandle counties March 30, 2020, was expanded April 9, 2020, to limit additional activities and updated again April 24, 2020, to detail a limited re-opening of some services beginning May 4. The Directed Health Measure, in effect until at least May 31 for the Panhandle, imposes an enforceable limit of 10 people on most public gatherings. Starting May 4, 2020, restaurants will be allowed to offer dine-in options under the following conditions:

  • Limited to 50% occupancy rate at any one time
  • 6 feet separation between seating of different parties
  • Maximum of six individuals per dining party (larger parties will be split into smaller groups)
  • No self-serve buffets or salad bars
  • No bar seating
  • Patrons may consume alcohol on-premise only if also consuming a meal
  • Bars that do not serve food will remain limited to carry-out sales and delivery

All beauty/nail salons, barber shops, massage therapy services, tattoo parlors/studios will be allowed to re-open May 4 but cannot have more than 10 customers at a time. Workers and patrons will be required to wear masks.

Bars, gentleman’s clubs, bottle clubs, indoor movie theaters and auditoriums, etc. will remain closed until May 31, with that date subject to change.

Schools will remain closed under the DHM, with alternative learning in place. All organized team sports, including school-sanctioned and club sports for youth and adult members are suspended through May 31.

The state’s Directed Health Measures can be viewed here

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, many events in Northwest Nebraska have been cancelled or postponed. We will keep this page updated to the best of our ability as news of cancellations is made available. 
 

 

March

  • The Dawes County 4-H Kick-off Coin Carnival scheduled for March 23 has been cancelled.
  • The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference has cancelled the remainder of its colleges’ spring sports seasons. On March 17, Chadron State College announced the move to remote learning for the rest of the spring semester and closed its campus buildings to the general public. All on-campus events through May have been cancelled.
  • All Panhandle high schools have cancelled in-person classes and all activities through the end of the school year and are transitioning to remote learning. Traditional graduation ceremonies in May will not be possible. Some schools have arranged alternative options as listed below: Chadron State College: Virtual commencement May 9, 10 a.m. MT. https://www.youtube.com/user/chadronstatecollege Chadron High School: Celebratory Video Release at 1 p.m.; Audio Graduation Recognition on KQSK at 11 a.m. and on KCSR at 1 p.m. Senior parents will host a Graduation Cruise at Wilson Park, 3 p.m.; cars are asked to enter from 8th St. and turn right. Stay in your vehicle, honk, wave and cheer. (All times MT)Sioux County High School: Virtual commencement May 10, 2 p.m. MT https://striv.tv/channel/sioux-county/  After a short delay to allow time for the Class of 2020 to leave their homes, the seniors will cruise around the Village of Harrison. Greet them with honks, waves and cheers from your front yards. Crawford High School: Cruise by each graduate’s socially-distanced party May 9 from 4-5 p.m. (addresses in the May 6 Crawford Clipper) then join the Graduation Cruise Night from 6-7 p.m. with free hamburgers courtesy D&S Market and the Crawford Chamber of Commerce starting at 6 p.m. until the food is gone.
  • The Post Playhouse annual fundraiser scheduled for March 21 has been cancelled. A raffle winner will still be drawn and notified.
  • The Dine With Us International luncheon March 25 has been cancelled.
  • The Chadron Hoop Shoot scheduled for March 27-29 has been cancelled.
  • The March 17 and March 24 Graves Lecture Series at CSC have been cancelled.  
  • Jovan Mays’ TEDx Mile High Talk planned for March 21 at the Bean Broker has been postponed.
  • The Voluntary Integrated Management Plan Meeting scheduled for March 18 by the Upper Niobrara White Natural Resources District has been cancelled.
  • The Water Education Meeting scheduled for March 23 by the Upper Niobrara White Natural Resources District has been cancelled. 

April

  • The annual Wildland Fire Academy at Fort Robinson in April has been cancelled.
  • The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference has cancelled the remainder of its colleges’ spring sports seasons. On March 17, Chadron State College announced the move to remote learning for the rest of the spring semester and closed its campus buildings to the general public. All on-campus events through May have been cancelled.
  • All Panhandle high schools have cancelled in-person classes and all activities through the end of the school year and are transitioning to remote learning. Traditional graduation ceremonies in May will not be possible. Some schools have arranged alternative options as listed below: Chadron State College: Virtual commencement May 9, 10 a.m. MT. https://www.youtube.com/user/chadronstatecollege Chadron High School: Celebratory Video Release at 1 p.m.; Audio Graduation Recognition on KQSK at 11 a.m. and on KCSR at 1 p.m. Senior parents will host a Graduation Cruise at Wilson Park, 3 p.m.; cars are asked to enter from 8th St. and turn right. Stay in your vehicle, honk, wave and cheer. (All times MT) Sioux County High School: Virtual commencement May 10, 2 p.m. MT https://striv.tv/channel/sioux-county/ After a short delay to allow time for the Class of 2020 to leave their homes, the seniors will cruise around the Village of Harrison. Greet them with honks, waves and cheers from your front yards. Crawford High School: Cruise by each graduate’s socially-distanced party May 9 from 4-5 p.m. (addresses in the May 6 Crawford Clipper) then join the Graduation Cruise Night from 6-7 p.m. with free hamburgers courtesy D&S Market and the Crawford Chamber of Commerce starting at 6 p.m. until the food is gone.
  • The Dine With Us International luncheon April 28 has been cancelled.
  • The Nebraska Game and Parks has cancelled all group events and programs through May 31 or until further notice. 
  • The April 7 Graves Lecture Series at CSC has been cancelled.
  • The Pine Ridge Job Corps’ April 7 Community Dinner has been cancelled. 
  • The Chadron Chamber of Commerce Easter Egg Hunt for April 11 has been cancelled. 
  • The Chadron Festival of Quilts scheduled for April 24-25 has been cancelled. The theme and raffle quilt will be carried over to the 2021 show. 
  • The Chadron State College Scholastic Contest scheduled for April 17 has been cancelled.
  • The Consuming Fire Sadie Hawkins Dance scheduled for April 18 has been cancelled. 
  • On March 31, 2020, Gov. Ricketts signed an executive order reducing the number of non-resident rifle turkey hunting permits from unlimited to zero. Permits issued prior to the date of the executive order are not impacted, but further sales will cease. 
  •  The Nebraska High School Rodeo Association has cancelled its April and May Rodeos. The board will meet again May 15 to discuss rodeos scheduled after May 31. As of May 1, the Panhandle, Harrison and Crawford rodeos planned in Harrison and Crawford for the first weekend of June remain on the schedule, as do the State Finals. 

May

  • The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference has cancelled the remainder of its colleges’ spring sports seasons. On March 17, Chadron State College announced the move to remote learning for the rest of the spring semester and closed its campus buildings to the general public. All on-campus events through May have been cancelled.
  • All Panhandle high schools have cancelled in-person classes and all activities through the end of the school year and are transitioning to remote learning. Traditional graduation ceremonies in May will not be possible. Some schools have arranged alternative options as listed below: Chadron State College: Virtual commencement May 9, 10 a.m. MT. https://www.youtube.com/user/chadronstatecollege Chadron High School: Celebratory Video Release at 1 p.m.; Audio Graduation Recognition on KQSK at 11 a.m. and on KCSR at 1 p.m. Senior parents will host a Graduation Cruise at Wilson Park, 3 p.m.; cars are asked to enter from 8th St. and turn right. Stay in your vehicle, honk, wave and cheer. (All times MT) Sioux County High School: Virtual commencement May 10, 2 p.m. MT https://striv.tv/channel/sioux-county/  After a short delay to allow time for the Class of 2020 to leave their homes, the seniors will cruise around the Village of Harrison. Greet them with honks, waves and cheers from your front yards. Crawford High School: Cruise by each graduate’s socially-distanced party May 9 from 4-5 p.m. (addresses in the May 6 Crawford Clipper) then join the Graduation Cruise Night from 6-7 p.m. with free hamburgers courtesy D&S Market and the Crawford Chamber of Commerce starting at 6 p.m. until the food is gone.
  • The Nebraska Game and Parks has cancelled all group events and programs through May 31 or until further notice. 
  •  The Nebraska High School Rodeo Association has cancelled its April and May Rodeos. The board will meet again May 15 to discuss rodeos scheduled after May 31. As of May 1, the Panhandle, Harrison and Crawford rodeos planned in Harrison and Crawford for the first weekend of June remain on the schedule, as do the State Finals. 

June

  • The White River Wacipi scheduled for June 26-28 in Crawford has been cancelled for 2020. 
  • Ride the Ridge 2020 at Fort Robinson State Park June 20, 2020, has been cancelled. The event will return June 19, 2021. 
  • The Nebraska Game and Parks has cancelled all group events and programs through June 30 or until further notice. 
  • The Nebraska High School Rodeo Association, which originally cancelled the Panhandle, Harrison and Crawford rodeos, has opted to proceed with the events June 5-7 due to the updated DHM scheduled to go into effect June 1. The Panhandle and Harrison rodeos will take place in Harrison Friday and Saturday, with the Crawford rodeo planned for Sunday in Crawford. 
  • The Run for the Hills race planned for June 13 has been cancelled. 

July

  • Fur Trade Days 2020, scheduled for July 8-12, will look drastically different than in previous years. Due to the public health guidelines expected to be in place at the time of the event, there will be no carnival, no street dances and no Traders’ Market. The FTD board is brainstorming ideas for events that could continue in a way that meets the guidelines, and organizers of other FTD events will each have to make their own determinations on how to re-imagine the events or on cancellation. 

All Season/Summer

  • The Post Playhouse at Fort Robinson State Park has announced it will cancel its entire 2020 season. Individuals who have already purchased tickets have the following options: Make a tax-deductible donation of the value of your ticket back to Post Playhouse; Transfer your ticket or season subscription to a gift certificate for the 2021 season; Request a refund. Donors, sponsors and advertisers will also be asked to transfer their contributions to the 2021 season. 
  • Chadron Community Recreation’s Board of Directors has made the decision to cancel all spring activities. In doing so, Chadron Community Recreation would like to offer the participants of Youth Volleyball the following options:1. Full refund.2. Leave your registration fee as a deposit for a 2020-21 activity of your choice. With this option the fee may also be transferred to a sibling.Please contact Chadron Community Recreation by emailing director@chadronrec.com or call/text 430-4462. If you would like a refund, please leave the participants name along with parent/guardian’s full name and a mailing address. Once you receive your refund check, we ask that you cash it immediately.

Until Further Notice

  • Ta-Da Art Studio in Chadron has cancelled all classes its classes, moving some of them online at www.tadaquiltshop.com
  • The Chadron Public Library will remain closed and all activities are cancelled until further notice. Patrons can still access Overdrive online. The April Friends of the Library Book Sale is also cancelled.
  •  Open Mic Nights at the Bean Broker have been cancelled until further notice. 
  • Little Hawk Yarns has cancelled its Monday Learn to Knit classes but is offering an online version at www.littlehawkyarns.com
  • Camp Norwesca has suspended its summer camping programs for the forseeable future. 
As COVID-19 spreads across the state, social distancing and limits on large events will help flatten the curve of infections so we don’t overwhelm our health care systems. Discover Northwest Nebraska and the Nebraska State Tourism office is urging travelers to follow the guidelines recommended by the Centers of Disease Control. The guidelines and actions communities are taking are fluid and will continue to be as officials respond to changing conditions. Updated information can be found at the CDC website https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html or at the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services website http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/default.aspx.
 

NOTE: The Directed Health Measure issued by Gov. Ricketts for all Panhandle counties March 30, 2020, was expanded April 9, 2020, to limit additional activities and updated again April 24, 2020, to detail a limited re-opening of some services beginning May 4. The Directed Health Measure, in effect until at least May 31 for the Panhandle, imposes an enforceable limit of 10 people on most public gatherings. Starting May 4, 2020, restaurants will be allowed to offer dine-in options under the following conditions:

  • Limited to 50% occupancy rate at any one time
  • 6 feet separation between seating of different parties
  • Maximum of six individuals per dining party (larger parties will be split into smaller groups)
  • No self-serve buffets or salad bars
  • No bar seating
  • Patrons may consume alcohol on-premise only if also consuming a meal
  • Bars that do not serve food will remain limited to carry-out sales and delivery

All beauty/nail salons, barber shops, massage therapy services, tattoo parlors/studios will be allowed to re-open May 4 but cannot have more than 10 customers at a time. Workers and patrons will be required to wear masks.

Bars, gentleman’s clubs, bottle clubs, indoor movie theaters and auditoriums, etc. will remain closed until May 31, with that date subject to change.

Schools will remain closed under the DHM, with alternative learning in place. All organized team sports, including school-sanctioned and club sports for youth and adult members are suspended through May 31.

The state’s Directed Health Measures can be viewed here

 
In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, many events in Northwest Nebraska have been cancelled or postponed. A current list of postponements can be found below.

March

  • The Kiwanis Stars of Tomorrow talent show planned for March 22 has been postponed.*
  • The Chadron Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting originally scheduled for March 19 has been postponed.*
  • The Fusion Concert featuring Karl Minor at Chadron State College March 21 has been postponed.*
  • Consuming Fire Dance Studio’s Gymanstics Recital planned for March 28 has been postponed.*
  • Jason Elmore’s March 31 performance at the Bean Broker has been postponed.*

April

  • Chadron Clue Live, scheduled for April 25, has been postponed until fall.*
  • Consuming Fire Dance Studio’s Dance Around The World Recital scheduled for April 4 has been postponed.*
  • The Circle of Light “Show The Light in Your Heart” fundraiser originally scheduled for April 3 has been postponed until further notice.
  • Chadron Tapped and Uncorked on April 25 has been postponed until further notice.*
  • The District 1 American Legion Convention scheduled for April 3-4 has been postponed until further notice.*
  • The KCSR/KBPY Home, Sports & Travel Expo scheduled for April 17-18 has been postponed.*
  • Due to COVID-19 concerns and guidelines, Chadron State College’s 2020 The Big Event is moving to a virtual format. Instead of fulfilling jobsite tasks within the community, CSC students, faculty, and staff are asked to complete a random act of kindness on Saturday, April 18. Volunteers are encouraged to share their act of kindness on social media, using #BigEventCSC2020 and tagging The Big Event’s pages.
  • The Pine Ridge Ducks Unlimited banquet planned for April 25 has been postponed until further notice.*
  • Keep Chadron Beautiful has postponed its Community Clean-up planned for April 25.* 
  • The Chadron Community-wide Garage Sales sponsored by the Chadron Record have been postponed.*

May

  • Keep Chadron Beautiful has postponed its Electronics Recycling event planned for May 16.*
*New dates for these events have not yet been set.
As COVID-19 spreads across the state, social distancing and limits on large events will help flatten the curve of infections so we don’t overwhelm our health care systems. Discover Northwest Nebraska and the Nebraska State Tourism office is urging travelers to follow the guidelines recommended by the Centers of Disease Control. The guidelines and actions communities are taking are fluid and will continue to be as officials respond to changing conditions. Updated information can be found at the CDC website https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html or at the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services website http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/default.aspx.
 

NOTE: The Directed Health Measure issued by Gov. Ricketts for all Panhandle counties March 30, 2020, was expanded April 9, 2020, to limit additional activities and updated again April 24, 2020, to detail a limited re-opening of some services beginning May 4. The Directed Health Measure, in effect until at least May 31 for the Panhandle, imposes an enforceable limit of 10 people on most public gatherings.Starting May 4, 2020, restaurants will be allowed to offer dine-in options under the following conditions:

  • Limited to 50% occupancy rate at any one time
  • 6 feet separation between seating of different parties
  • Maximum of six individuals per dining party (larger parties will be split into smaller groups)
  • No self-serve buffets or salad bars
  • No bar seating
  • Patrons may consume alcohol on-premise only if also consuming a meal
  • Bars that do not serve food will remain limited to carry-out sales and delivery

All beauty/nail salons, barber shops, massage therapy services, tattoo parlors/studios will be allowed to re-open May 4 but cannot have more than 10 customers at a time. Workers and patrons will be required to wear masks.

Bars, gentleman’s clubs, bottle clubs, indoor movie theaters and auditoriums, etc. will remain closed until May 31, with that date subject to change.

Schools will remain closed under the DHM, with alternative learning in place. All organized team sports, including school-sanctioned and club sports for youth and adult members are suspended through May 31.

The state’s Directed Health Measures can be viewed here

 
In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, many businesses in Northwest Nebraska have closed, altered hours or business delivery systems or have moved to an appointment only basis. This page will be updated with that information as we become aware of it.
 

Dining

  • The Daily Grind, Chadron – Closed permanently
  • Back Nine Bar & Grill at Ridgeview Country Club in Chadron will open with limited dine-in availability May 4. 
  • Bean Broker Pub & Coffee House, Chadron – Taking call-in orders & providing curb-side pickup.  Call 308-432-4500 with your order. Limited dine-in options returning May 4.
  • EJ’s BBQ & Take-out, Chadron – Open for take-out and curbside delivery only, featuring a limited menu with daily specials and limited hours. Call 308-432-3138 or visit www.ejsbbq.com to order. EJ’s is also offering online grocery and household essential shopping for pick-up or local delivery twice weekly. More details are available here
  • Chadron Senior Center will not offer in house dining, but will continue to offer home delivery and curbside pickup meals until further notice. For more information, call 308-432-2734.
  • Harrison Senior Center will not offer in house dining, but will provide home deliveries until further notice. For meals call 308-668-2261.
  • Closer to Home in Chadron will have no dine-in meals but will offer meals to go. 
  • The Chadron American Legion will not serve its Thursday night dinners until further notice. 
  • Perk Up Java in Crawford is closed until the week of March 28. 
  • Dominos in Chadron is open for carryout, drive-through and delivery only. 
  • Far West in Chadron is offering free delivery or curbside pick-up and carry-out. Call-in orders at 308-207-0317. Daily specials still available, and orders over $40 will receive a free order of crab rangoon or chips & salsa. Menu available at farwestcuisine.com.
  • Helen’s & The Grove is open for takeout, curbside pick-up and delivery only. Order at helensandthegrove.com or call 308-432-9958. Helen’s is also offering Helen’s Pantry: For $30 customers will be provided with a basket of goodies each day, ranging from fruits and vegetables to pasta and juice. The contents of the basket will change each day (no substitutions). For more information on the day’s offerings, visit here. Limited dine-in options returning May 8. 
  • Pizza Hut is open for delivery or take out only. 
  • Just Love Coffee is closing at 8 p.m. each day. Online ordering for pick-up or delivery is available here. Limited dine-in options returning May 4. 
  • Country Kitchen in Chadron has re-opened and is offering curbside pickup, carryout, delivery from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and limited dine-in options starting May 4. 
  • Crawford Livestock Market Salebarn Cafe has re-opened.  
  • The Ridge in Chadron is now taking online orders for curbside pickup or carry out. Limited dine-in options returning May 4.  www.TheRidgeofChadron.com
  • Subway in Chadron is now offering curbside pick-up and delivery options. Use the Subway App or go online to start your order and type either “Delivery” or Curbside Pick-up” in the special instructions box. 
  • McDonald’s in Chadron is open for drive-through or curbside pick-up. 
  • China House in Chadron is open for carry-out orders only.
  • The Village Barn in Harrison is open and offering take-out services and delivery inside the Village of Harrison city limits. Orders over $30 will receive a free order of crab rangoon or chips & salsa. Call 308-665-5182 to order; menu available at farwestcuisine.com. (No sushi or fajitas available at the Harrison site.)
  • Wild’s Bar & Grill in Chadron is open for carry-out, curbside pick-up or delivery. Call 308-430-2407 to order. Limited dine-in options available as of May 4. 
  • The Longhorn Bar & Grill in Harrison will re-open with limited dine-in availability May 4. 
  • Q’s Dairy Sweet in Crawford is offering carryout and delivery and will re-open with limited dine-in availability May 4. 

Lodging

  • Super 8 in Chadron is closed until further notice.

Tourist Attractions

  • The U.S. Forest Service office in Chadron has decided to lock its doors for public and employee safety. They are asking those that do business with them, have questions, need maps or other information to contact our office at 308-432-0300 prior to stopping by. Below are some questions they are asking people to answer to help meet their needs. Have you, someone living in your household, someone with you, someone you have been in close or frequent contact with, or someone you are caring for been diagnosed with COVID-19(Coronavirus) or had any contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19? In the last 14 days, have you, someone living in your household, or someone with you have been in close or frequent contact with, or someone you are caring for returned from, or made a travel connection through a CDC Level 2 or Level 3 country or State Department Level 3 or Level 4 country, for example, China, Korea, Japan, the European Union, Iran? Do you currently have, or have you had within the last 24 hours, any cold or flu symptoms, including a fever greater than 100.4, shortness of breath, body aches and coughing? If the answer to all of these questions is ‘no’ please call the following number for assistance in obtaining entrance to the office. This may include setting up an appointment to enhance social distancing and minimize the number of visitors in the office at one time.308-432-0300 (Available 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.)If any of the answers to the questions is ‘yes,’ call the number above to arrange assistance through other means besides face-to-face.
  • Agate Fossil Beds National Monument has closed its visitors center, but park grounds and trails remain open daily from sunrise to sunset. 
  • The Nebraska Game and Parks has cancelled all group events and programs through June 30 or until further notice. The agency has also closed its state parks lodging facilities and cabin rentals through May 31. Limited RV camping in selected areas is allowed effective May 20, with reservations opening May 17. RV sites will be spaced at least 25 feet apart and can be reserved online at outdoornebraska.org. Only self-contained RV units, with potable water, wastewater/sewage capacity and the ability to connect to electrical, will be allowed. Each campsite will be limited to eight guests and stays will be limited to seven days. First come-first served camping, including tent camping, will be allowed at select areas beginning May 22 at Smith Falls State Park and 35 state recreation and wildlife management areas. For additional information visit outdoornebraska.gov/parksfaqs/. The state park and recreation areas remain open for day use, hiking, camping, fishing and other recreation while maintaining social distancing, though playgrounds and play structures will be closed. Guests impacted by the closure should contact 402-471-1414, online at Nebraskastateparks.reserveamerica.com or the parks directly for refund information. For more information visit outdoornebraska.gov/healthinfo/
  • The U.S. Forest Service has closed has re-opened its campgrounds with the following restrictions: Campsites in campgrounds will be limited to only sites with an existing fire ring; Group sizes must remain at 10 or fewer people; Campfires will be limited to existing fire rings; Toilets and trash will be available and cleaned at least twice a week or more as needed. Parking facilities, trails and trailheads remain open. Dispersed camping (meaning camping where recreation facilities or services are not provided) is allowed, and travel management and fire restriction rules still apply. Though dispersed camping, hiking, riding off-highway vehicle trails and river uses are allowed, recreating close to home is recommended. This includes the following areas: The Cliffs, Red Cloud, Robert’s Tract, Soldier Creek and Toadstool campgrounds, as well as Hudson Meng Education & Research Center. For questions about the impact to the Pine Ridge Ranger District, contact Tim Buskirk, Pine Ridge District Ranger, (308) 432-0300
  • The Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center remains closed to the general public until further notice. It is open to CSC students and employees. 
  • The Eleanor Barbour Cook Museum of Geology remains closed to the general public until further notice. 

Retail

  • Morford’s Decorating, Chadron – Closing 30 minutes early every day for additional cleaning
  • Home Haven Furniture, Chadron – Closing 30 minutes early every day for additional cleaning
  • Walmart in Chadron has changed its hours to 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily to allow for additional cleaning; The store has also set aside 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. each Tuesday for customers over the age of 60. Starting April 4, Walmart also began regulating the number of customers who can enter the store at one time. Stores will allow no more than five customers per 1,000 square feet. Customers will be counted at the entry and only allowed in on a one-out-one-in basis once capacity has been reached. Customers will be advised to practice social distancing while waiting for entry. 
  • Eagle Theatre in Chadron is closed until further notice. 
  • Dollar General will be open for the elderly and other high risk individuals each day from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. The store will also close at 7 p.m. for additional stocking and cleaning. 
  • Safeway has changed its hours to 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day. The store will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday for customers who are over 65, pregnant, have a disability or a compromised immune system. 
  • City s’Liquors is open for liquor purchases, but tap room is closed until further notice. 
  • Bloom is open and offering delivery with additional rules that will be explained upon ordering. 
  • Panhandle Market will be closed through the end of March.
  • TaDa Quilt Shop and Art Studio is offering classes online at tadaquiltshop.com. 
  • Little Hawk Yarn – Open by appointment or online at www.littlehawkyarns.com. Call 308-2250822 for details.
  • D&S Market in Crawford and Harrison is asking patrons who are sick to call their orders in and arrange for curbside pick-up of your groceries. 
  • Herren Brothers True Value Hardware in Crawford and Harrison is asking patrons to provide their list to store employees. Employees will gather the items and bring them to the customer at the front of the store. 
  • White River Gallery in Crawford is closed until further notice but is providing at-home art activities for children at  white-river-art.com.

Service

  • Chadron Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau – Closed to the public until June 1.
  • Chadron City Hall – Restricted to employees; Customers must make appointments to visit
  • Catholic Ladies Rummage Room, Chadron – Closed until further notice.
  • Northwest Community Action Partnership’s Chadron Office is operational, but closed to the public at this time. NCAP will continue to serve the community with all of their available resources. Instructions to access services as well as program closures and changes can be found  at www.ncap.info or by calling 308-432-3393 for an automated message.
  • Sioux County Courthouse, Harrison – Restricted to essential employees; Customers must make appointments to visit
  • The Chadron Record is closed and employees are working from home. Contact 308-760-7947 for assistance. 
  • The Dawes County Commissioners have closed all county buildings to the public starting March 24 at 1 p.m. until further notice. 
  • First National Bank of Chadron has closed its lobby to customers except to those who have made appointments; the drive-through and ATM are still available for use. 
  • The Crawford Public Library is closed until further notice.
  • The Chadron Area Aquatic and Wellness Center will be closed through April 6, when conditions will be re-evaluated. 
  • Chadron Federal Credit Union lobby is closed to the public except by appointment only. Drive Up services will be available during normal business hours. Download our mobile app (Search “Chadron Federal” in your app store) enroll for Remote/Mobile Deposit and send your checks using your phone.
  • Manna Systems lobby is closed to the public except by appointment. Manna Systems will continue to offer remote support and is committed to helping area businesses work from home.
  • The Chadron Police Department lobby remains open but Chief Tim Lordino is asking the public to conduct as much business with them as possible by phone. The CPD is limiting non-priority contacts but will still respond to a home or business if necessary. Occupants of homes or businesses may be asked to come outside, weather permitting, before personnel will enter a building or an area where they cannot maintain the six-foot distance.  
  • Northwest Eye Care Center is encouraging elderly patients or anyone who has traveled outside the Panhandle with non-emergencies to reschedule their appointments for a later date.
  • Pathways to Wellness is offering virtual online classes; visit their Facebook page for details. 
  • Fountain of Living Water is offering virtual online classes; store front remains open. 
  • Farmers State Bank lobby is closed but the drive-through is open. 
  • First National Bank of Omaha lobby is closed but the drive-through is open. 
  • Security First Bank lobbies are closed, but drive-throughs remain open. 
  • Gregory’s Insurance in Chadron is open by appointment only. Call 308-432-3443 to make an appointment. 
  • Webb Orthodontics in Chadron is closed, and dental care has been limited to emergency services only. Contact info@webbortho.com if you have an emergency. 
  • Starting April 7, 2020, the City of Chadron Handibus will be limited to Essential Services Operations: medical and supply related trips to the medical clinic, hospital, food stores, food banks, pharmacies and other businesses that supply essential goods or critical health safety supplies. Passenger numbers will be limited to maintain social distancing, and passengers are asked to wear a mask if they have one.

Here in Northwest Nebraska we’re fortunate that we can still enjoy our beautiful outdoors and follow public health guidelines without too many problems, but here are a few tips to help us all stay physically fit and mentally healthy during the pandemic. 

Tread Lightly! appreciates the efforts of the recreation community to help “flatten the curve” and keep communities safe and healthy and has adapted its principles for social distancing outdoors to help slow the spread of the disease and maintain physical and emotional health.

T – Travel responsibly. Stay close to home and utilize less popular trails. If parking lots and trail heads are crowded, look for alternatives.
R – Respect the rights of others – Maintain a safe distance from other recreationists. If you are feeling sick, stay home.
E – Educate yourself – Make sure your facilities are open before you head out and check for any travel restrictions. Follow local, state and Federal guidelines regarding restrictions on group sizes.
A – Avoid sensitive areas – Keep members of local communities safe and healthy by avoiding places that are heavily affected by the virus or could be easily overwhelmed by medical emergencies.
D – Do your part – Make sure to pack out what you pack in to keep places healthy and accessible for other users.