Gretna High School to hold pop-up COVID-19 testing site after 40 people test positive – KETV Omaha

Gretna High School will have a pop-up COVID-19 testing site today after more than three dozen people test positive for the coronavirus.In a letter to parents, the district said more than 40 positive cases were traced back to a large gathering on October 3rd. It added it was working with the Sarpy/Cass Health Department to curb any further spread at the school.In the letter, district officials asked parents to help in two different ways:”First, please strongly consider taking advantage of this free testing for your student TOMORROW (Thursday). Second, please follow the recommended health department guidelines, especially refraining from large gatherings and please wear a mask when you cannot social distance.”Testing will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today for high school students and staff.Parents are encouraged to sign their students up here.Any students who were at the event are asked to monitor for any COVID-19 symptoms through Oct. 17.According to the CDC, individuals with the following symptoms may have COVID-19:Fever or chillsCoughShortness of breath or difficulty breathingFatigueMuscle or body achesHeadacheNew loss of taste or smellSore throatCongestion or runny noseNausea or vomitingDiarrheaThe CDC said symptoms may present themselves anywhere from two to 14 days after a person is exposed to the coronavirus.For more information from the Sarpy/Cass Health Department, click here.

Gretna High School will have a pop-up COVID-19 testing site today after more than three dozen people test positive for the coronavirus.

In a letter to parents, the district said more than 40 positive cases were traced back to a large gathering on October 3rd. It added it was working with the Sarpy/Cass Health Department to curb any further spread at the school.

In the letter, district officials asked parents to help in two different ways:

“First, please strongly consider taking advantage of this free testing for your student TOMORROW (Thursday). Second, please follow the recommended health department guidelines, especially refraining from large gatherings and please wear a mask when you cannot social distance.”

Testing will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today for high school students and staff.

Parents are encouraged to sign their students up here.

Any students who were at the event are asked to monitor for any COVID-19 symptoms through Oct. 17.

According to the CDC, individuals with the following symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

The CDC said symptoms may present themselves anywhere from two to 14 days after a person is exposed to the coronavirus.

For more information from the Sarpy/Cass Health Department, click here.