Washington County confirms 2 cases of Covid-19

Three Rivers Public Health Department Confirms 2 Cases of COVID-19 in

Washington County

The Three Rivers Public Health Department has confirmed its first two cases of COVID-19.   A man and a woman in their 60s were confirmed on Monday, March 23, 2020 and they are travel related.

The Washington County residents have been self-isolating at home since March 18, 2020. Contact investigations were completed and those identified as close contacts were notified.  All identified close contacts will self-quarantine and be actively monitored twice daily by public health officials for fever and respiratory symptoms.

Community exposures may have occurred at the following times and locations and are considered low risk:

 Family Fare. 238 8th St., Blair, NE. Sunday, March 15 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.,

 DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. 1434 316th Ln., Missouri Valley, IA.  Monday, March 16 from 1:30-3:00 p.m.

If you have COVID-19 symptoms – a fever, cough, fatigue, and sore throat – or develop symptoms, contact your health care provider and tell them how you are feeling. Please notify them of any potential exposure to a confirmed case of the novel coronavirus. We ask that you call ahead before you go to your medical provider or an emergency room.

Public health partners across the state continue to take action to protect the health of Nebraskans.

The Three Rivers Public Health Department will continue to update our community as new information becomes available.  For more information about COVID-19 please visit www.threeriverspublichealth.org or http://dhhs.ne.gov/coronavirus.