OMAHA – The Douglas County Health Department is confirming three new cases of the coronavirus. Two of the cases were announced during a press conference on Monday. One of the cases is a man in his 20s who was in contact with another known case. The second is a man in his 30s who traveled to an area where the coronavirus is circulating and became ill after returning to Douglas County.
The third case is another man in his 30s who was exposed in another state where the virus is known to be spreading.
The Health Department Community has added some new sites as areas of potential low-risk community exposure.
Prairie Life Center at 84th and Q on Saturday March 14 from 6-8pm.
Natural Grocers at 7831 Dodge Street on Thrusday, March 12 from 8-9pm and at the same location on Sunday, March 15 from 2:45-3:15pm.
Amateur Coffee at 3913 Cuming Street on Friday March 13 from 8-8:30am and that same location on Saturday March 14 from 10-11:30am.
Anyone who may have been in those locations at the listed times, should self monitor for symptoms of the disease including a fever, cough, sore throat, or difficulty breathing. If you have coronavirus symptoms, or develop symptoms, contact your health care provider and tell them how you are feeling. Please notify them of any potential exposure to a confirmed case of the coronavirus. They ask that you call ahead before you go to the doctor’s office or emergency room.
Douglas County Health Department epidemiologists will continue contact investigations with everyone who is a confirmed coronavirus case. The county now has 19 confirmed cases, one of them being a community acquired case.