Health Department Recommends Cancelling All Non-Essential Travel

FREMONT – The Three Rivers Public Health Department is encouraging a cancellation of all non-essential travel out of state. If you have already traveled out of state, you’re encouraged to practice strict social distancing.

If you have non-essential tourist travel, business travel that could be replaced by web meetings and remote working, or other non-emergency travel outside the state of Nebraska, you are urged to cancel those plans. All individuals returning from travel should limit all public interactions, practice strict social-distancing, and self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19. If you or someone in your home develops a cough, shortness of breath, or a fever of 100.4 or greater they should IMMEDIATELY self-isolate and call their healthcare provider.

Returning travelers from areas with widespread sustained transmission (e.g. CDC Level 3 countries plus U.S. locales such as Washington, New York, California) are at increased risk and of special concern. Returning travelers who visited these states should self-quarantine for 14 days and immediately report any symptoms consistent with COVID-19 infection to their health care provider.

Self-quarantine means staying home, and staying away from other people in that home, as much as possible for that 14-day period. People for whom self-quarantine is recommended should not share a bedroom with a spouse or other family members, if at all possible. If this is not possible, at least a separate bed and bedding should be used. Shared areas like the kitchen and bathroom should be used sparingly by the quarantined person, and disinfected immediately after they use those spaced. Those under self-quarantine should not leave their home for any reason other than to receive medical care in the event of symptoms.