The Loup Basin Public Health Department has reported additional cases of COIVD-19, some of which are community spread. Precautions should be taken in the entire LBPHD jurisdiction, but especially in Custer and Howard Counties where community spread cases have been confirmed.
Precautions to take include: wearing a mask in public, frequent hand washing, limiting outings to essential medical visits, grocery shopping once a week, and shopping alone.
Anyone who is sick with symptoms (congestion, fever, chills, sore throat, body aches, diarrhea, vomiting, cough, etc.) should isolate and notify their medical provider of their symptoms and consider testing.
As a reminder testing is becoming more readily available and therefore they do expect an increase in case numbers. Loup Basin along with Nebraska DHHS continue to monitor the situation closely to protect those within the district.
As of 8:45 A.M. on Friday, May 1, LBPHD has reported 500 negative tests and 51 positive tests in the jurisdiction (Custer: 28, Howard: 18, Sherman: 2, Greeley: 2, Valley: 1).