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Nebraska Reports 6th Covid-19 Death: April 3

A sixth person in Nebraska has died from Covid-19. Authorities say the woman, in her 90’s, was a resident in an assisted living facility in Gage County. Two more cases of the virus have been confirmed in the Three Rivers Public Health Department District, which includes Dodge, Saunders and Washington County. Both cases, a man in his sixties and another man in his twenties, are residents of Dodge County and had recently traveled.

After an emergency meeting of the Washington County Board of Supervisors yesterday, you will no longer be able to do business in person at the court house through the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic. Chairperson Steve Dethlefts says, in light of the hot spot of the virus at Blair’s Carter House assisted living, he did not want similar circumstances happening at the court house.

With the modified business practice offices will be open for business through phone call, email and regular mail. Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission meetings will go on as scheduled, only through online services. Details on accessing those online meetings is found on the Washington County Website.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office adds that it will no longer accept applications for permits to purchase firearms at the office, applications must be made online. Those details can be found at

Additionally, title inspections are temporarily suspended, and Governor Ricketts has extended all registrations and in-transits for 30 days after the Directed Health Measure Order expires May 6th.

- reported by Connie Green.

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