Current News

First COVID-19 Case in Burt County

Friday, April 10, 2020

On Thursday, April 9th, Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department received confirmation of the first COVID-19 case in Burt County. This case was a woman in her 70s with travel history. ELVPHD initiated the contact investigation. Household contacts are self-quarantining per our department’s recommendations.
Because community spread has not been declared in Burt County, the public should be advised that one public point of exposure was noted with this confirmed case. Anyone with a common place and time exposure should self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms through April 14th:
 Tekamah Dollar General April 1st, 2020 Approximately 11:00 A.M.
Anyone with symptoms should contact his/her healthcare provider for directions.
This confirmed case brings the ELVPHD health district total to ten confirmed cases. A total of 333 tests have been conducted in the district, with 289 being negative and an additional 34 tests pending at this time. There have been two COVID-19 deaths in the district—both in Madison County.
As cases continue to rise, the most important public message is that exposures are possible anytime one leaves their home. For this reason, each person must assume the personal responsibility for protecting him or herself from exposure by social distancing and staying home. Community spread in Cuming, Stanton and Madison Counties has been declared. Assume that COVID is present in all communities and locations and conduct yourself accordingly.
The entire ELVPHD district was placed under Directed Health Measures on Sunday, March 29th, and will continue at least through May 6th, unless otherwise extended.


return to all articles


Theme picker

Elkhorn Logan Valley
Public Health Department
2104 21st Circle / PO Box 779, Wisner, NE 68791
Phone: 402.529.2233  - or -  877.379.4400
Fax: 402.529.2211
After Hours: 402.841.8110
Email: info@elvphd.org