People who had been housed at Blair’s Carter House Assisted Living facility, contaminated by Covid-19, were moved from that building so deep sanitizing could be done. Three Rivers Public Health department says those residents are now at Midlands Hospital.
Meanwhile, more reports of Covid-19 infections coming into the Three Rivers Public Health department – a woman in her 30's in Dodge County and a 20-year-old woman in Saunders county.
Covid-19 is now being seen in some of Nebraska’s more rural counties. The Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department confirms a Cuming County woman in her 30’s has tested positive. Similar reports are coming in from Madison, Antelope, and Buffalo counties.
Missouri Valley is restricting some of its public facilities in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Parks and Recreation department says playground equipment at all City Parks is closed for use. Those facilities are not being sanitized and contact with the equipment is not advised. The city is urging parents to refrain from allowing their children to play on the equipment.
Most communities are now considering how to make their public parks facilities a little safer. The Harrison County Conservation Board says it still has park and wildlife areas open to the public, but is encouraging visitors to use hand sanitizer, stay six feet apart, and no groups larger than ten people. Additionally, buildings and offices are closed to the public, conservation education programs are on hold for the time being, playground areas at Willow Lake and Schaben are closed. Campgrounds, however, are open on a limited basis.
Many households in our listening area are struggling with first of the month rent being due, other tugs on household budgets…Blair Community Schools is distributing free breakfast and lunches for kids aged one to 18 years. That distribution is at South School, 1616 Butler – across from the city pool – on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday from 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM. Please go online to BlairSchools.org for more details.
Country Bible Church and the staff at Butch’s are also providing lunch, delivered and free of charge. You can call or text 531-375-6412 by 10 AM. Those lunches include a sandwich, chips, fruit and bottled water. You can find more details on the Country Bible Church Facebook page.
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