WAYNE – While news of the Coronavirus in Nebraska tends to focus on larger population centers, there’s plenty of thought and planning also taking place at the local level.
In the community of Wayne, Providence Medical Center, Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department and Faith Regional Clinic are collaborating to bring the public up to date and speak with one voice in the event of a local outbreak.
In an effort to provide up to date and accurate information on the COVID-19 (coronavirus) KTCH and KCTY Radio have posted a special resource page on waynedailynews.com. This page currently allows the viewer to link to the CDC, NIH and Nebraska Department of Health.
Additional links will also be added when they become available as those who visit the site are welcome to share these with family and friends.
Go to waynedailynews.com and select the COVID-19 Resource tab under the ‘news’ drop-down.
Over the weekend it was also announced that schools in Fremont and Plattsmouth were closed and school officials in Elkhorn are reportedly taking extra safety steps, all these moves tied to Nebraska’s first confirmed case of Coronavirus.
A 36-year-old Omaha woman is in isolation at the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Bio-containment Unit, where she is listed in critical and stable condition.
State health officials have said the woman came into contact with several people who were taking part in a Special Olympics basketball tournament at the Fremont YMCA and a VFW Post near 89th and Military in Omaha.
All Fremont Public Schools are closed through Saturday, March 14 and all athletic and extracurricular activities as well as practices have been canceled or postponed. Archbishop Bergan Catholic Schools and Trinity Lutheran Schools will also be closed through March 14.
Midlands University in Fremont is closed and all extracurricular activities, both home and away, have been canceled or postponed.
Elkhorn Public Schools have reportedly confirmed that some of its students were at the Fremont Special Olympics event.
Those who were possibly exposed attended Arbor View Elementary, Hillrise Elementary, Elkhorn High School, Elkhorn South High School, Elkhorn Grandview Middle School and the Young Adult Program
The students identified with exposure are in mandatory self-quarantine.
Plattsmouth schools are closed through Thursday since classes already weren’t planned for Friday. According to school officials, one of its students attended the Fremont tournament.