The North Bend Eagle

COVID-19 Headquarters

Local information and updates on the coronaviris crisis
3RHD = Three Rivers Health Department based in Fremont
DHHS = Nebraska Depatment of Health and Human Services

All Nebraska counties are now under jurisdiction of the state's Directed Health Measure, which among other things bans gatherings of more than 10 and limits restaurant service to take-out or delivery, enforceable by law. See more information here. See the full text of the order here. The Order is in effect in Dodge and Saunders counties until at least May 6.

It's happened before: Revisit the Eagle's story about last time a virus shut down society

4/03/20 - Eagle: NBC to remain closed rest of school year
4/02/20 - NBC: Contemplating graduation possibilities
4/02/20 - City of North Bend: City park closed indefinitely
4/02/30 - NSAA: All spring activities cancelled for rest of spring season
4/01/20 - Governor: Recommendations for grocery shopping
4/01/20 - Eagle: It's all homework now: NBC education goes online
3/30/20 - Governor: Statewide social distancing restrictions extended to April 30
3/26/20 - 3RHD: Gatherings prohibited, enfored by law; FAQ on DHHS order
3/25/20 - DHHS: Recommendations become law; Full text of Directed Health Order, penalites
3/25/20 - 3RHD: Saunders Co. COVID-19 case confirms community spread
3/25/20 - Eagle: Businesses adapt to social distancing
3/25/20 - Eagle: Emergency city council meeting discusses COVID-19
3/24/20 - NBC: NBC will be closed indefinitely
3/24/20 - 3RHD: COVID-19 cases confirmed in Saunders, Washington counties
3/23/20 - 3RHD: Immediate guidelines for all businesses
3/23/20 - 3RHD: Recommendations for those who have recently traveled
3/20/20 - NBC: Access being restricted to school buildings
3/18/20 - Eagle: The how and why of wahsing hands
3/18/20 - Eagle: COVID-19 making changes to local life
3/16/20 - NB Emergency Manager: Statements on COVID-19
3/11/20 - Eagle: NBC school board prepares for virus disruption

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COVID-19 Timeline

• April 4: President Trump appoves Nebraska's request for federal disaster assistance

• April 3: All 93 Nebraska counties are now subject to the state's Directed Health Measure

• April 3: the CDC recommends Americans cover their faces when leaving home

• April 2: The city of North Bend closes the city park to prevent kids gathering in groups

• April 2: The NSAA announces that all practices and competitions, including districts and state, have been cancelled for the spring season.

• April 1: Nebraska's Directed Health Measure now effecitve in 56 counties. Governor orders schools to stay closed through May 31

• March 27: The first COVID-19 deaths in Nebraska are announced. A 59-yard old Woman in Hall County died March 26 while a Omaha man in his 50s died earlier in the week.

• March 25: The Nebraska DHHS makes many previous recommendations on social distancing required by law in certain eastern Nebraska counties

• March 25: The NSAA suspends high school sports through May 1

• March 24: NBC announces that in-person school is suspended indefinitely

• March 18: NBC starts online classes for its students

• March 16: The CDC advises against gatherings of 50 or more people. By the end of the day, that number is reduced to 10 people

• March 15: NBC announces that it will not hold classes for the next two weeks

• March 15: The CDC recommends cancling events where more than 250 people might gather

• March 12-14: The boys state basketball tournament is held in full, but spectators are limited to immediate family

• March 11: The NBA suspends its season after Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz tests positive

• March 8: In response to the case at the YMCA, all Fremont schools and Midland University announce they will be closed through March 14.

• March 5-7: The NBC girls play in and win the state basketball tournament. A couple of Benders are interviewed on TV about COVID-19, saying it's pretty far from their minds

• March 5: A woman who competed in a Special Olympics basketball tournament at the Fremont YMCA on Feb. 29 tests positive

• January 21: The first case of COVID-19 in the United States is found in Washington state