Grand Island, NE - It all started out eight days ago. Eric Sell, engineering teacher with Grand Island Public Schools, was contacted to potentially help on a project that could help supply face shields locally in Grand Island but also to healthcare workers in the the state of Nebraska. With the use of three 3D printers from Grand Island public schools, Sell is able to produce around 80 to 85 face shields a day and has plans in the works to soon add a fourth printer to help with the production. Some of the face shields that have been made in the last few days will be given to the Central District Health Department and food service workers with Grand Island Public Schools.
To make an order for face shields visit: https://covid.w0wwv.org/
Listen to a full interview with Mr. Stell below.
Teresa Anderson, director of the Central District Health Department
North Platte, Nebraska - The West Central District Health Department (WCDHD) has now tested 163 individuals in Lincoln County for Coronavirus (COVID-19). Of the 163 tested, 16 have been positive. Five are travel-related, four are due to contact with a traveler, three are community spread, and the remaining four are due to contact with community spread. All sixteen cases are within Lincoln County. Stay informed of new cases by visiting our website athttps://wcdhd.org/(information will be updated daily at noon and 6:00 PM).
The best antidote to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 is social and physical distancing.
Stay home and practice social and physical distancing
Avoid gatherings of 10 or more
When out stay 6 foot away from others
Cough and/or sneeze into your elbow
Wash your hands with warm soapy water for at least 20 seconds
Do not touch your face
Wear a community mask - this will help mitigate the spread of the virus
While testing continues to improve, Governor Pete Ricketts has issued a state-wide Directed Health Measure (DHM). To learn more about this DHM and how it may affect you, please visit the governor’s website atGovernor Pete Ricketts. Additionally, the governor has launched a new campaign in honor of State Health Week, asking all Nebraskans to Stay Home, Stay Healthy, and Stay Connected.
Public health officials would like to remind you that if you have a fever of over 100.4 or symptoms of respiratory illness, please self-isolate and contact your healthcare provider for additional guidance. If you are tested, have been in direct contact of a lab-confirmed case, or traveled outside of Nebraska in the last two weeks PLEASE register with WCDHD athttps://consultinglhd.sjc1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_a67PjRi6skYXMrP
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UNDATED (AP) — The Oklahoma athletics department is cutting $13.7 million from its budget, blaming those cuts on fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. Budget cuts include a 10% salary drop for any employee earning at least $1 million per year. Athletic director Joe Castiglione said the moves were the “first steps” in responding to the financial losses associated with virus outbreak.
Kirby Wells post game Fremont