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LINCOLN – Two presumptive positive cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have been reported to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). One is a man in his 50s and the other is a woman in her 60s. Both of them are from Douglas County and both of them traveled recently.
The Douglas County Health Department has initiated a close contact investigation to identify people who came into close contact to help prevent further spread. All identified close contacts will self-quarantine and be actively monitored twice daily by public health officials for fever and respiratory symptoms.
You can find further information on the Douglas County Health Department's website - https://www.douglascountyhealth.com/latest-news
Public health partners across the state continue to take action to protect the health of Nebraskans.
Certain people are at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19 including older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes and lung disease, according to the CDC.
People in these higher-risk groups should:
Everyone can help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections by:
Here's where to find tools and resources for individuals and families, schools, communities, businesses, healthcare facilities, and first responders on the DHHS website - http://dhhs.ne.gov/coronavirus and CDC's website – https://www.cdc.gov/covid19.
DHHS will continue to update Nebraskans through the DHHS website and on Facebook and Twitter as we have new information. The CDC's website is also a good resource for COVID-19 information - https://www.cdc.gov/covid19.