HARTINGTON — The Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department is asking students of northern Cedar County communities to home quarantine so health department officials can slow the potential of the coronavirus spreading here.
Julie Rother, Health Director of Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department, sent a letter to school administrators of Hartington-Newcastle Public School, Cedar County Catholic Schools and Wynot Public Schools asking them to share the following message:
“Due to the potential exposure of students to the COVID-19 virus, the Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department is asking all students of Hartington-Newcatle Public Schools, Cedar County Catholic Schools and Wynot Public Schools to home quarantine until the Health Department can determine the risk level of students in each school.
Because of the length of time between the potential exposure of the virus and its report, health officials are concerned about the possibility that secondary infections may already be happening. Staying home and away from others until Public Health can determine your level of risk is essential to stopping or at least slowing down any spread.
Public Health continues to investigate the situation and will continue communications with you through the school to keep you updated.
It is very important that anyone who displays symptoms of the COVID-19 virus to stay at home and away from others and contact the Northeast Nebraska Public Health Dept. at 402-375-2200.”