A student from Crofton High School in far northeastern Nebraska who attended the Nebraska State Girls High School basketball tournament in Lincoln last week has tested positive for the coronavrius.
As a result of that, all Crofton public schools will be closed the rest of this week.
The student has underlying health conditions and was transferred to the Biocontainment Unit at Nebraska Medicine/University of Nebraska Medical Center.
The North Central District Health Department issued the below statement with details:
Crofton Public Schools plan to close school March 11th -13th , including all school events and activities, out of precaution to limit exposure to a presumptive positive COVID-19 case.
On the evening of March 10 th , North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) was made aware of the first presumptive positive coronavirus case in our district. The person is a high school student who attends school at Crofton High School.
Potential exposure events that community members should be aware of include:
● Girls State Basketball Hartington Cedar Catholic vs. Weeping Water Game held in Lincoln, NE on March 5th at 9:00 AM. This game was held at Lincoln Southwest High School. Exposures may have occurred in the Hartington Cedar Catholic general fan section.
● Girls State Basketball Crofton vs. Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur held in Lincoln, NE on March 5 th at 7:00 PM. This game was held at Lincoln North Star High School. Exposures may have occurred in the Crofton general fan section.
● Crofton Elementary forth-sixth grade students and staff who attended school on March 10 th If you believe you have a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, please stay home and away from others. If you feel you are sick enough to see a healthcare provider, please call ahead. The school closure situation will be re-evaluated Friday. Information on how to best protect yourself if exposed will be sent out in the morning once provided by NCDHD.