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This press release just arrived from the Douglas County Health Department:

The Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) continues to investigate the most recent cases of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. These investigations involve tracing the activities of individuals who are sick in our continuing efforts to contain the disease.

Our epidemiologists have identified two locations as the site of possible low-risk exposures. Those exposures would have occurred during the following times at these locations:

This press release just arrived from the Douglas County Health Department:

"The Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) has launched a contact investigation into the county’s latest case of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus.  This involves tracing the activities of the individual who is sick in a continuing effort to contain the disease.

Our epidemiologists have identified the Advanced Auto Parts store at 17140 Evans Plaza as a location where members of the public may have been exposed to COVID-19.

Methodist Health System announced that 26 employees are on self-quarantine following possible exposure to COVID-19.  In response to the news, the organization has created a community hotline to help residents with questions about the disease.

Of the 26 employees, the majority work at Methodist Women's Hospital. Five employees of Methodist Health System were tested negative but will remain in self-quarantine until 14 days have passed, officials stated.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Health officials say two more Nebraska residents have tested positive for the new coronavirus disease, bringing the Nebraska total to five. A Douglas County woman was added to the list Tuesday. Officials say she had recently traveled to California and Nevada and is recovering at home. State officials say a person from northeast Nebraska will be treated at the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit on the University of Nebraska Medical Center campus in Omaha. It's unclear whether the case is travel related or related to any of the other four cases.

Nebraska State Boys basketball tournament will be played this week but fans will not be allowed to attend in hopes of preventing the spread of coronavirus.  Only immediate family members will be allowed to attend the games.

The decision was announced during a press conference with Lincoln and Nebraska officials today.  The games remain on schedule but officials said there is work to be done concerning the logistics.

Having current information and guidance is a significant part of world-wide efforts to combat the spread of the coronavirus.  Agencies, governments, and health care professionals are urging everyone to stay abreast of the latest information regarding prevention and recognition of symptoms.

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