Communications Office


Directed Health Measures Implemented in City Parks

Mar 31, 2020

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Resources has issued Directed Health Measure Orders for Madison County on March 29, 2020. The City of Norfolk Parks and Recreation Division will follow those orders and encourages all citizens to follow these orders.

The City’s athletic facilities are closed to organized practices and games and the bathrooms associated with these facilities…

Press Conference Scheduled to Provide an Update on COVID-19

Mar 30, 2020

The City of Norfolk, in cooperation with Madison County, the Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department, and Faith Regional Health Services, will be holding a press conference on Monday, March 30th at 4:00 p.m. in the Norfolk City Council Chambers located at 309 N. 5th Street.

Given the recent developments about a case of community spread and resultant directed health measures, attendance…

Confirmed Norfolk COVID-19 Case Triggers Directed Health Measures

Mar 29, 2020

A confirmed case of what is deemed to be “community spread” transmission of Covid-19 in Norfolk was announced late yesterday by the Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department As in other similarly impacted areas of the state, this event has triggered the State of Nebraska to issue Directed Health…

If It's Not Human Excrement or TP, Don't Flush It

Mar 25, 2020

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, wastewater officials across the state are reporting increased clogged pipes as a result of citizens flushing items such as paper towels and disposable wipes down the drain. Even when those items make it through the drainage pipes in a person’s home, they can wreak havoc with pumps and other equipment at the community’s wastewater treatment plant. Sewage…

Braasch Reconstruction Project to Begin April 13

Mar 24, 2020

Braasch Avenue from 1st to 3rd Street is planned be closed on April 13, 2020 as part of the Braasch Avenue Reconstruction Project. This closure is expected to last approximately 3 months. North and South traffic on 1st Street will be maintained throughout the project, but may be reduced to one lane in each direction during portions of the project. The project will be broken into three phases, all…

City of Norfolk Limits Physical Access to City Offices

Mar 23, 2020

As a precautionary measure based on Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations of social distancing, the City of Norfolk will be restricting access to City buildings. The restriction is a precautionary measure for the safety and health of City residents and Staff.

City employees continue their work to provide public services, and citizen interaction with city staff will continue…

Mayor, Chamber Organizing Small Business Virtual Roundtable

Mar 20, 2020

In an effort to provide small business owners guidance on available resources to weather impacts of coronavirus, the City of Norfolk, Mayor Josh Moenning and Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce have organized a Small Business Virtual Roundtable event on Tuesday, March 24. Business owners are encouraged to call into the conference through their smartphone, tablet, or desktop at 9:30 a.m. to hear from…

Burn Permits Available at Fire Station 1

Mar 19, 2020

During this time of the Covid-19 issues and our continued efforts to contain the spread of the virus, the Norfolk Fire Division will continue to issue burn permits so that we can help the farming community as well as any other spring cleanup efforts in our rural areas while we have favorable moisture conditions.

We ask that if you wish to obtain a burn permit please come to the main fire…

Norfolk Ranked Among Safest Cities in Nebraska

Mar 18, 2020

The National Council for Home Safety and Security ranked Norfolk 3rd in regard to overall safety within Nebraska. Norfolk’s population makes it one of the top 10 largest cities in the state. The City of Norfolk exhibits a low violent crime rate comparable to the two preceding entries on the list.

To identify the safest cities, the Council reviews the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report…

COVID-19 Press Conference March 16, 2020

Mar 16, 2020

This morning, a press conference was held at the City of Norfolk City Council Chambers to provide information and updates on the COVID-19 situation in our area. If you weren't able to watch, or want to watch it again, the information is posted below - 

To watch the recording,