COVID-19

Providence Medical Center in Wayne has asked for no visitors to come to the facility. In an effort to keep possible COVID-19 exposure down, the hospital has changed its policy. Previously, PMC had been allowing two, then one visitor. The following is a release from Providence Medical Center:...
The following was a message sent from Laurel-Concord-Coleridge superintendent Jeremy Christiansen to LCC families:  Dear LCC Students and Families - It is with a heavy heart that I send this message to confirm that our schools will stay closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. On...
Wayne State College informed students via email on March 31, that commencement ceremonies scheduled for Saturday, May 9 will be postponed. "Unfortunately, the current environment does not allow us to proceed with the May 9 undergraduate and graduate ceremonies as planned, given the continued need...
Below is an update from Northeast Nebraska Health Department: We now have community spread cases of COVID-19 in Nebraska. It is very important that we all take personal responsibility for slowing the spread of this virus. If you have any of the following symptoms you need to stay home and away from...
In an effort to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the City of Wayne is suspending its public transit service (handi-van) until further notice.
Providence Medical Center CEO Jim Frank said the hospital is ready if staff start to see COVID-19 patients coming through the door, but thankfully, so far, there are no confirmed cases at PMC. While there are no cases, PMC is fully prepared to deal with COVID-19, according to Nicole Haglund, vice...
Effective Tuesday, March 24, the Wayne Public Library will allow for curbside pick up of books and DVDs. For those wishing to participate, they need to log into the online catalog with their personal library card and pin at onec.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/wayne. If patrons need help finding their...
The Wayne County Commissioners and Wayne County elected officials met Monday morning to discuss whether to limit access to the courthouse and County offices, or to keep them open. Each County official was able to state where they stood on the issue. Commissioner Dean Burbach stated he felt the...
According to a press release from Cedar County Board of Commissioners, public access to all Cedar County offices and the Cedar County Courthouse will be limited. “Admittance to the courthouse during regular business hours will be for necessary business only, effective Monday, March 23.” Patrons are...
The City of Wakefield held an emergency city council meeting on March 19 at the Wakefield Civic Center. The only item on the agenda was action on measures to mitigate COVID-19. Discussion included whether to keep Gardner Public Library open, how to get supplies to home-bound people. Discussion took...

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