Students at 3 northeast Nebraska schools asked to self-quarantine

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WAYNE, Neb. (KCAU) – The Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department (NNPHD) is asking students from three schools in Cedar County to self-quarantine at home.

The health department is asking students from Hartington-Newcastle Public Schools, Wynot Public Schools, and Cedar County Catholic Schools to stay at home until they can determine the risk level of COVID-19 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,” said Julie Rother, NNPHD Health Director.

Rother said staying at home and away from others to stop or at least slow down any spread of coronavirus is essential to your level of risk.

NNPHD said it’s continuing to investigate and will continue to update through the schools.

Anyone in Cedar, Dixon, Thurston, and Wayne counties who’s displaying symptoms of COVID-19 can call the Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department at 402-375-2200.

They said you’re experiencing any symptoms of the coronavirus are asked to call their healthcare provider before making a visit, who will give you further directions.

Cedar Catholic announced they will not have classes for the remainder of the week. Wynot Public Schools has also announced that they will not have classes Thursday.

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