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Concerns about Novel Coronavirus are hitting home: March 9

A Douglas County woman has tested positive for Novel Corona virus, along with two of her family members. Fremont Mayor Scott Getschmann and health officials say they attended a sporting event in Fremont Saturday, February 29th. Now several Fremont schools are closed, as is the Fremont library and senior center, through March 14th as a safety precaution.

The Elkhorn School district is contacting parents of students that may have come in contact with the Douglas County woman. Meanwhile, the superintendent of Arlington Public Schools here in Washington County, Dawn Lewis, says at this time the school does not plan to close, but encourages people to wash their hands frequently.

Concerns about Coronavirus will be discussed at the Blair Board of Education Meeting tonight… Superintendent Dr. Gilson will discuss procedures. The Nebraska Department of Education is advising schools to have a plan in place to address the epidemic. Dr. Gilson has created a web page accessed on the schools website to help disseminate information about the virus. The School Board meets at 7 PM in the Deerfield Primary school library, 1100 Deerfield Boulevard.

These reports have schools and other groups taking action to prevent the spread of the virus, Three River Public Health department has informed details on their Facebook page.

You can find more details on symptoms of the Coronavirus online at the Centers For Disease Controls website.

More details on the virus online at

For more coverage of the Coronavirus and local community response, including news from Connie Green and guest host interviews with Kelly Johnson, click here.

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