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Nebraska Considered For Coronavirus Quarantine Site

Feb 4, 2020

A Nebraska National Guard camp could be used as a temporary quarantine site for patients under observation for signs of coronavirus.  The Omaha World Herald reports that a team from the University of Nebraska Medical Center toured Camp Ashland near Ashland, Nebraska, on Sunday.  Officials confirmed yesterday that Camp Ashland is the proposed site for Americans returning from China to be housed if they are brought to Nebraska for observation and treatment.  American citizens who have visited China's Wuhan province within the past two weeks are subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine once they return to the U.S.

UPDATE: Officials say that 70 people who recently returned from China will stay at Camp Ashland, where they will be tested for possible exposure to the virus.