Hooper Potential Exposure: March 18


A man shopping in Hooper has tested positive for the Covid-19 virus according to Three Rivers Public Health Department. The 33 year old man is a native of Knox County. Three Rivers considers the risk of communication low, but still wants those who may live in the Hooper area to monitor for fever and other symptoms

Local movie theaters in Missouri Valley and Blair have closed until further notice, citing the directive to avoid groups of more than ten people. Restaurants are modifying services in light of that same directive, and providing delivery or pick up services.

There are still activity options at the DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge…While the visitor center is closed and programs and events are postponed, trails and roads are remaining open from a half hour before sunrise until a half hour after sunset according to refuge officials. Of the scheduled activities, however, the spring turkey hunts will go on.

Free student meals for all school aged children are now being provided by Blair Community Schools, you can pick up breakfast and lunches for the following day at South School, 1616 Butler Street from 4pm to 6:30 pm. Details online at the Blair Schools Coronavirus web page: look for food service.

Students and young families aren’t the only ones impacted by closures …the Decatur Senior Center will be providing meals for curbside pickup starting today. You will need to order ahead by calling 402-349-5525 or call the Village of Decatur.


- Reported by Connie Green


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