Omaha daycare temporarily closing voluntarily after variant outbreak

OMAHA, Neb. -- A northwest Omaha daycare that was in the news last week for over 100 positive COVID-19 cases being traced to one of its facilities has announced that they are temporarily closing.

In a letter sent to families, Rosewood Academy said on Sunday they are temporarily and voluntarily closing all locations for two weeks.

The Douglas County Health Department said on Friday over 100 positive cases of the coronavirus have been traced to Rosewood Academy and that a possible second outbreak tied to "an event" is under investigation.

Officials said a significant number of cases tied to the daycare are the variant first spotted in the United Kingdom.