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It's Here: March 24

First diagnosed cases of Covid 19 in Washington County

Recently returning from out of town travel, a Washington County couple in their 60’s, are the first known cases of Covid-19 in the area. Three Rivers Public Health yesterday confirmed that two Washington County residents have the virus and are now self quarantined at home.

Low risk exposure sites that the couple have been to include the Family Fare store in Blair, Sunday morning, March 15th and the DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge visitor center in Missouri Valley, Monday afternoon March 16th.

Nebraska’s most recent total of Covid-19 cases is 61, Iowa 105.

There will be no meeting of the Blair City Council tonight. That meeting has been postponed while teleconferencing technology is put in place and protocol established. The next meeting, according to city officials, will be Tuesday, March 31st. Mayor Rich Hansen says city staff continue to work, but with limited contact with the public to help stem the spread of the Covid 19 virus. City Clean up will go forward as scheduled…from Friday March 27th through Saturday, April 11th. Dumpsters will be available at the Blair Public Works Yard at Third and Colfax from 4pm to 6pm Weekdays, and 10 a.m. to 5pm on Weekends.

- reported by Connie Green.

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