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Panhandle Public Health Addresses Virus Impact

Panhandle Public Health Director Kim Engel says all COVID-19 tests as of March 18 have returned negative. However Nebraska did record its second case of “community spread,” this time in Douglas County.

During a recent video press conference, Engel also said restaurants are still open, for take-out and delivery only. She added that small business loans for up to 30 years and $2 million will be available.

“Of course they (businesses) are being impacted,” she said.

At that time, she said stores were encouraged to schedule the first hour of the day for shopping by seniors and higher-risk residents...


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