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Douglas County Health Director provides COVID-19 update as cases rise

Posted at 8:03 AM, Jul 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-21 15:54:21-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - The Douglas County Health Department is warning people about the increase in COVID cases over the last month.

Just in the last month, cases are up 160 percent and there is no sign of that number lowering as the Delta variant spreads across the country.

As the Delta variant runs rampant mainly among those unvaccinated, many at Wednesday’s Board of Health meeting raised concerns about the upcoming school year and plans being made to protected children.

"We are on the phone with the superintendents at least once or twice a week,” said Douglas County Health Director Dr. Lindsay Huse. “We are working very closely with them to determine the best approach for guidance for back to school. I can tell you that the guidance that we are putting out is kind of a mixture of both CDC and DHHS and also takes into account local needs and what has really worked in the past."

Dr. Huse says schools should expect final guidance out by the end of this week.

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Watch Wednesday's meeting below or on the 3 News Now Facebook page.

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