The number of COVID-19 cases in the West Central Health District has increased by nearly 100 in a week’s time, and health officials are looking for people who visited the Eagles Club at 620 N. Chestnut in North Platte on Friday-Saturday, Sept. 25-26.
Attendees that weekend are potentially at risk of exposure to one or more COVID-19 cases that have been identified, WCDHD Executive Director Shannon Vanderheiden said late Tuesday in a press release.
The department asks that you click HERE and complete the screening questionnaire. Your cooperation will help the WCDHD staff in case investigations and contact tracing, tools used by public health departments to contain the spread of disease.
According the West Central District’s “dashboard” of information, the number of new cases reached 24 on Oct. 5, the highest daily total since Aug. 20.
“We are seeing a significant increase in cases, outbreaks, hospitalizations, and deaths,” Vanderheiden said. “We all have a critical role to play in decreasing the spread of COVID-19 within our communities. Make the choice to wear a facial covering to protect your family, friends, and neighbors — a simple choice that could save a life.”
If you do not have the capacity to complete the online screening questionnaire, call 308-696-1201. In continuing efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health of the community, the West Central District Health Department is asking for your assistance, Vanderheiden said.