Local school and business closures and changes, updated as information comes in

Currently there are no known cases of COVID-19 in Richardson County, but Falls City Public Schools announced last night that they would be shutting their doors until April 6, 2020.

This is the most current information we have at the time from our advertisers. We will continue to change and add new information on local closings and changes as they come in.

All school buildings will be closed to students starting March 18, 2020. Faculty and staff will report as normal. School buildings will not be open or accessible to the public.

The district is planning a free Grab & Go breakfast/lunch program for every student in the district due to schools being closed for COVID-19, beginning on Tuesday, March 25. The meal will include a lunch for the day and breakfast for the next day. You will be receiving a survey this week to indicate your participation and the details of the meal pick-up locations and delivery options.

The Falls City Library also announced they will be closed until further notice.

Mutt & Jeff Drive-In issued this statement, “Dear loyal customers, We are fully aware that the president has adviced people to avoid crowds larger than ten and avoid bars and restaurants. We are taking precautions to make sure we are keeping our employees and customers as safe as possible during this crisis. We will be taking extra measures inside our kitchen with gloves and frequent hand washing as usual. We have disinfected and sanitized our kitchen to the best of our abilities. Our carhops will be handling drinks and bags of food from the bottom of theban to help with not spreading germs. Please grab your food and drinks from the top so we can avoid contact as much as possible.”

The offices of Dr. Terry Malcolm, In accordance with the CDC and Governor Ricketts, our office will be open to treat emergencies only for the month of April. Hours will be M-F 9 AM -Noon. Please call before arrival. Immediate emergency contact information is available on the office answering machine. Thank you for your understanding in this time of crisis.

Falls City Auto Supply, 1820 Stone Street is still open.

Furever Friends at, 2810 Barada Street is open for business by appointment only. Call or Text 402-801-0542.

Kex-RX is operating normally at this time.

Soft Touch Pet Grooming, Open for business as usual. Ask about Thera-Clean bath microbubbles that will deep clean your pets skin clear down into the hair follicals themselves. 810 Pacific Street,  is running business as usual.

Dollar General Store will close one our early starting March 17, 2020. Senior Citizens and those at-risk will have priority shopping the first open hour.

Falls City Nursing and Rehab, 1720 Burton Drive is taking the proper precautions by not accepting visitors at this time. The residents are doing very well and finding ways to have fun and communicate with their family via Skype. If you have any questions you can contact Lesa Duryea at lduryea(at)ensign services(dot)net. or call her at 245-4466.

Chaney Furniture Company, 1523 Stone Street is open for business and operating regular hours.

Runza, 1324 Harlan St., Falls City. Lobby is closed. Hours are 10:30 AM – 9:00 PM, DRIVE THRU ONLY

The Falter Museum will be open by appointment only.

Armbruster Motor Company is still open. We will be happy to  pick up and deliver you vehicles back to you, disinfected if you don’t want to leave your home.

Midtown Service Center: Currently we are taking appointments. Our hours will be from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. M-F. Please call 402-245-2828 to verify hours as they could change day to day. We would be happy to pick up and deliver your vehicle back to you if necessary. Thank you for your continued support.

Dr. McPeak’s Office: For the time being, Dr. McPeak will follow the CDC recommendations and will not see patients for routine eye exams. The Dr. is available for emergent eye care needs. If you have a concern about your vision or eye health, call the Dr. at home at 785-742-2969 or the office at 402-245-2017

The Falls City Journal 1719 Stone Street, 402-245-2431, made the decision to lock the front lobby door for the foreseeable future. We continue to work in the office to get the paper out. If you need to place information in the Journal or renew a subscription, please email us at nikkifcj(at)sentco.net or chelsiefcj(at)sentco.net, or call us at 245-2431. As always we have our drop box in our vestibule out front where you can leave your information or subscriptions renewals. If you need to come into the office, please knock on the door. We will communicate with you through the door or allow you in after we both clean our hands with antibacterial wipes and stay a respectable distance away from each other. 

Sonic Drive-In is open. Enjoy sonic delivered to your car or use the Sonic app for contactless ordering and payment!

Farm Table Cafe 1022 Harlan St., Falls City, 402-245-3377, Open from 11-7:30 PM Tuesday-Saturday Carry Out & Delivery ONLY. Dining room is presently closed. Daily specials, fresh pies & cakes!

Farm and City Supply, Ace Hardware at 2618 Harlan Street, has curbside pickup for customers! We’re here for our customers through these times. Call 402-245-3400 for curbside pickup.

Community Medical Center proactive measures to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19): No visitors are allowed for non-minor patients with potentially contagious respiratory illness, including confirmed and suspected COVID. One person may be designated as a support person to visit and support an admitted patient during non-respiratory admission. Minor patients will be allowed 1 parent or guardian, who must be screened and abide by hospital policy. Everyone entering the hospital and clinic are being screened. Patients for clinics, therapy, imaging, lab, etc. should come alone, unless assistance is needed. All non-urgent services are postponed to preserve capacity. Meals are no longer available to the general public. We are working closely with local, state and federal officials and agencies. Questions? Visit the CDC website or call CMC, 402-245-2428 or Family Medicine Clinic, 402-245-4475 or the DHHS COVID information line; 402-552-6645. Our teamwork and proactive measures will help keep our community safe and healthy.

SNC, for the health and safety of our Customers, Employees and Community, our lobby will be temporarily closed. Please use the drop box or contact us to make payments. If you have any questions or concerns please call 245-4451, or our after hours repair line, 402-245-5999.

Falls City Care Center: It’s critical we take every precaution possible during the COVID-19 outbreak to prevent the virus from entering our center. Protecting our residents’ health and safety is our top priority! We have no confirmed or suspected cases of the COVID-19 at this time. We are currently: Restricting ALL visitation to emergency only situations;  All vendors restricted from entering our facility – all deliveries are made at the back door; Limited to essential staff – all screened for temps & symptoms prior to reporting to work area; All residents monitored for temps & symptoms routinely; All resident non-emergent appointments & resident outings on hold; All communal dining have been discontinued; All group activities have been discontinued; All out of room activity requires social distancing. All staff is required to wear a mask at the facility. We are offering virtual communication for our residents with their loved ones through FaceTime, Skype, Google Duo & Messenger – please give us a call to set up a visit 402.245.5252

W&D’S Auto Care, 1724 Harlan St. Falls City. We are open!

A&G Restaurant and Pizza: Open for Carry out or curbside, Tues-Thurs11-2  &  4-8PM; Fri-Sat, 11-2 & 4-8:30PM; Sun, 11-1:30PM. 402-245-4292 – 402-245-3600.

Jaded & CO. and Jaded & Co. Coffee: 1715 Stone Street. Open Mon.-Fri. 7:30 – 3:00 p.m. Mention the ad in the Journal for 10% off a large drink.

Classic Club 8: At this time Classic Club 8 is open for Curbside Carryout on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 5-8 p.m. This week try our Take Out Family Night Bucket of Chicken Specials:  8 pcs of Chicken, 2 sides & 4 rolls;  or 12 pcs of Chicken, 3 sides & 6 rolls. we will also be serving our Regular Menu, Specials & appetizers.Call 402-245-3624 for your carryout & to check our Nightly Specials.

Falls City Family Practice:  No morning appointments. Patients must schedule an appointment.  Well patients will be scheduled for the morning and sick patients will be scheduled for the afternoon. Walk in lab times will be 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.  to 1:00 p.m. only. No afternoon lab.Telehealth services are available by calling the office.

Spirit Shoppe: 402-245-3332, 1123 Harlan Street, Falls City. During this time, Spirit Shoppe will continue to remain open with regular business hours unless we’re otherwise advised to change. An auto hand sanitation dispenser has been placed at the door for customer use. Please respect the distancing. Our staff will continue to wipe down handles and frequently touched areas for all our safety. Be safe, and Thank you for your business. It is much appreciated. 

True Value: 1519 Stone Street, Falls City.We are more than a hardware store. We’re your ONE-STOP SHOP for Spring lawn and garden needs. We also carry bike accessories.You can also shop with us at truevalue.com

This is a rapidly changing situation. We will update you with information as time goes on.


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