NE: More COVID-19 Cases Confirmed

Omaha World-Herald

by Erin Duffy

Mar 27, 2020

The latest coronavirus cases announced Friday involve a Papillion nursing home resident and a Dodge County man in his 30s, both of whom are hospitalized.

Others who recently tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, are a Bellevue parks employee, three Sarpy County residents, three Douglas County residents and a Lancaster County man in his 30s.

In a statement on its website, the Papillion Manor nursing home said a resident tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday night. The resident was transferred to the facility last week from an Omaha hospital, officials said.

“Upon arrival, the resident was cared for in a private isolated room and did not move about the building,” the statement said.

The resident is now hospitalized again.

Residents, their family members and staff have all been notified of the positive test.

“We will continue to follow all of our rigorous safety and infection control protocols that are in place to help in preventing the spread of the virus to our residents and team members,” the nursing home said.

No visitors have been allowed at Papillion Manor since March 7, and all group activities and group dining have been canceled, in accordance with recommendations from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A cluster of cases is tied to Carter Place, an assisted living facility in Blair.

Two Carter Place residents — a woman in her 90s who has been self-isolating in her room and a man in his 70s who has been hospitalized — and a health care worker have tested positive for COVID-19.


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