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Columbus Officials Address COVID-19

COLUMBUS- That is Columbus Mayor Jim Bulkley at a press conference Tuesday announcing that all three Columbus Schools will be closed through April 3. The announcement came after State Officials are limiting public gatherings to 10 people to slow the spread of COVID-19. 

Columbus Public Schools, Lakeview Public Schools, and Columbus Catholic schools say all 3 will provide students with educational packets by Monday, March 23. ESU 7 Administrator Larianne Polk said school districts across Nebraska will have a plan in place for students to receive instruction…

Columbus Public Schools Superintendent Troy Loeffelholz said students will still be able to take advantage of the grab and go and backpack programs…

Officials are urging parents to not let kids have sleepovers or play dates for not only their safety but everyone around them. 

Columbus Community Hospital Emergency Department Director Mark Howard said CCH will be conducting tests but they will be limited…

Officials say there are no confirmed cases in Columbus or Platte County. You can watch the entire press conference on the KZ-100 Facebook page here.

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