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125 in self-quarantine in Dodge, Saunders, and Wash. Counties

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Posted at 5:55 PM, Mar 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-09 19:25:54-04

FREMONT, Neb. (KMTV) — The word from health officials is that you shouldn't panic. Instead, you should take precautions to keep yourself from getting sick.

Terra Uhing, the Executive Director for Three Rivers District Health Department, says their staff worked very hard over the weekend to contain the coronavirus risk.

About 125 people in the Dodge, Saunders, and Washington Counties area are being self-quarantined.

She says those who were on the basketball court at the Fremont YMCA or had close contact with the woman who contracted coronavirus on February 29 should be in self quarantine or self-report. Others can continue their normal routine if not sick.

"What I like to say is it's our elderly population, those with immune compromised systems, that really are going to have potentially a hard time fighting this off. So, if we can do things to try to mitigate that risk, we're going to be fine,” Uhing explained.

The Fremont YMCA has since reopened.

Most importantly, Uhing says, wash your hands.