Buffett: Shareholders can’t attend annual meeting in Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Berkshire Hathaway chairman Warren Buffett has told shareholders that they won’t be allowed to physically attend the May 2 annual meeting in Omaha because of the menace posed by the coronavirus.

Buffett said this morning that “it’s clear that large gatherings pose a threat,” and he won’t ask his employees and the community to take such a risk.

The news came as Mutual of Omaha reported that its headquarters was closed for the day because an employee had tested positive. No word as to whether or not that positive test is a new case, or if it pertains to the Cass county case reported late Thursday evening.