DCHD warns of possible coronavirus exposure at Omaha VFW

Posted at 6:13 PM, Mar 07, 2020

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) asks anyone who was at VFW Post 2503 the evening of Wednesday, March 4 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. to be aware of possible coronavirus exposure.

A woman who tested positive for coronavirus was at the facility at that time, according to the DCHD.

Anyone who was there at that time is asked to visit this website and self-report possible exposure using the COVID-19 Community Contacts link on the homepage.

DCHD says the risk of exposure is thought to be low.

Anyone who was at the VFW Post during that time is urged to monitor their health for two weeks or until March 18.

Watch for symptoms including a fever, a cough, and difficulty breathing.

If symptoms arise, contact your healthcare provider and inform them of potential exposure to a confirmed case.

DCHD says to call ahead before going to the doctor's office or emergency room.

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