Two new cases of COVID-19 in Central Nebraska
There are two new cases of COVID-19 in Central Nebraska.
The Central District Health Department, based in Grand Island, covers Hall, Hamilton and Merrick Counties. In a statement released on Thursday, there was no information about the people who contracted the disease or whether it was travel related or community spread.
Here is the statement provided by the Health Department:
“Central District Health Department reports two positive COVID-19 cases in the Central District (Hall, Hamilton and Merrick Counties). More information will be forthcoming as available.
As we continue to address COVID-19 in our community, we remind you of our community goals: 1) To slow the transmission of COVID-19 and, 2) To protect in particular individuals at increased risk for severe illness, including older adults and persons of any age with underlying health issues as well as Healthcare and critical infrastructure workers.
Our efforts continue focusing on:
• Providing and updating information for individuals and families to empower their prevention actions.
• Empowering businesses, schools, and community organizations to implement recommended actions, particularly in ways that protect persons at increased risk of severe illness.
• Focusing on settings that provide critical infrastructure or services to individuals at increased risk of severe illness.
• Minimizing disruptions to daily life to the extent possible.”