Additional COVID-19 positives discovered at YRTC
Results show one staff member and three male youth have tested positive.
According to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, results have come back from the testing that occurred at YRTC-Kearney this week. All staff and youth were tested yielding 282 tests.
The initial case was discovered after a YRTC-Kearney teammate, who did not return to work after becoming symptomatic, tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). After a second teammate was identified, DHHS worked with Two Rivers Health Department and the Nebraska National Guard to setup testing which was conducted by the Nebraska Public Health Lab.
One staff member and three male youth tested positive for COVID-19. The additional staffer who has tested positive is at home self-isolating and doing well. The three male youth who have tested positive are asymptomatic and are self-isolating in individual rooms. The necessary areas in the facility have been sanitized and all staff and youth continue to be monitored for symptoms including having their temperature checked daily.