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Date:
March 11, 2020
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Patricia Lopez, RN, MSN, Interim Health Director, 402-441-8093
Tim Timmons, RN, Communicable Disease Supervisor, 402-441-8056

City Confirms Tournament Attendee Tested Positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Mayor to give coronavirus briefing at 11 a.m. today.

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) today confirmed that a student who attended the girls' state high school basketball games in Lincoln last week has been diagnosed with COVID-19. Local health officials have contacted the Lincoln relatives with whom the student stayed and are investigating any other contacts the student may have had in the community. The Lincoln relatives are currently self-quarantined and display no symptoms.

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and other local officials will give a community briefing on coronavirus (COVID-19) at 11 a.m. TODAY, Wednesday, March 11, in the City Council Chambers, first floor of the County-City Building, 555 S. 10th St.

The student, who has underlying medical conditions, attended two games on Thursday, March 5: the 9 a.m. Hartington/Weeping Water game at Lincoln Southwest High School, 7001 S. 14th, and the 7 p.m. Crofton/BRLD game at North Star High School, 5801 N. 33rd Street. The student arrived in Lincoln March 4 and stayed with relatives. The student is reported to have gone onto the basketball court after the 9 a.m. game to hug family members.

There were no classes at Southwest and North Star on March 5. Final exams were conducted at both schools on Friday, March 6.

The briefing will be aired live on LNKTV, the City government access channel. The briefings may also be viewed on Allo channels 2 and 3, Spectrum channels 1300 and 1301, and Kinetic channel 1005 and 1010. The briefings will also be streamed at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: LNKTV) and available at YouTube.com/LNKTVcity.

For more information, visit health.lincoln.ne.gov.


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