Fremont Board of Health Update Regarding Community Directed Health Measure
City of Fremont, Fremont Public Schools, Midland University, Archbishop Bergan Catholic Schools, Trinity Lutheran School, Metropolitan Community College, Fremont Family YMCA, Three Rivers Public Health Department, Methodist Fremont Health & Dodge County
Fremont, Neb. – (May 1, 2020) On April 2, 2020 the Fremont Board of Health released a Community Directed Health Measure that closed beauty salons, nail salons, barbershops, gyms, fitness centers, tattoo parlors, and massage therapist establishments from Sunday, April 5 through Tuesday, May 6, 2020. The Fremont Board of Health will allow this Directed Health Measure to expire on May 6. This will permit gyms and fitness centers to reopen on May 7. Beauty salons, nail salons, barbershops, tattoo parlors, and massage therapist establishments will remain closed under the State of Nebraska Governor Directed Health Measure until May 10, 2020.
The City of Fremont, Three Rivers Public Health Department, Methodist Fremont Health, Fremont Public Schools, Midland University, Archbishop Bergan Catholic Schools, Trinity Lutheran School, Metropolitan Community College, Fremont Family YMCA, Dodge County and Senator Lynne Walz met to discuss the local response to Governor Ricketts’s most recent Directed Health Measure.
Terra Uhing, Executive Director at Three Rivers Public Health Department said, “We all have a deep commitment to our community, and doing everything that we can to keep individuals healthy and safe our collaborative work here is an example of that.”
The following are recommendations from Three Rivers Public Health and the Center for Disease Control:
- Avoid group gatherings and events of 10 people or more.
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Please continue to practice good hygiene habits such as washing your hands and coughing into your elbow.
- Make sure you are disinfecting and cleaning facilities.
- Practice social distancing (this is a strategy to limit the spread of COVID-19. This is a conscious effort to reduce contact between people to slow down the spread of the virus).
- Take personal responsibility for implementing social distancing in order to not infect others.
- If you are a business owner or supervisor ensure that you have a process in place to screen employees so that sick individuals are not coming into the workplace. (This can be done by having employees take temperatures daily and monitor for COVID-19 symptoms)
Fremont Public Schools, Midland University, Archbishop Bergan Catholic Schools, Trinity Lutheran School, Metropolitan Community College, Fremont Family YMCA, City of Fremont & Dodge County announced today that through guidance by Three Rivers Public Health and the CDC, the following entities are providing an update regarding their closing or reduction of activities out of an abundance of caution. This is a preventative measure to mitigate, suppress and delay the spread of COVID-19.
Fremont Public Schools
Fremont Public Schools will remain closed through Sunday, May 31. As previously stated and directed by Governor Ricketts, schools must operate without students present until May 31. Learning will continue through the district’s Continuation of Learning Plan for the remainder of the school year.
- All Fremont Public School Buildings will remain closed to the public. Staff will be notified of their schedule through the month of May.
- All activities are canceled through May 31 per Governor Pete Ricketts’s Directed Health Measure issued on April 1, 2020.
- Fremont Public Schools facilities will be closed for all outside use indefinitely
- The Grab-N-Go feeding program will continue serving two days a week. On Mondays and Thursdays multi-day meals will be available at Bell Field Elementary, Linden Elementary and Washington Elementary between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Meadowbrook meals will be available on Mondays and Thursdays between 11:00 am and Noon.
- All FPS playground equipment will remain closed for public use through May 31.
- All FPS play fields are open for “use at your own risk” as long as social distancing is maintained.
- Please refer to https://fremonttigers.org/covid-19/ for more information
- New information will be released as it is available
Midland University will continue to teach and learn online through the end of the semester at both the Fremont and Omaha locations. Details have been sent to all students, faculty, and staff via internal email correspondence.
- All spring athletic and performing arts activities have been canceled.
- Midland will host a Celebration of Graduates on May 16 at 10:00 a.m. with a virtual Commencement Ceremony. The ceremony can be viewed live at: https://www.youtube.com/user/MidlandUniversity1
- Midland plans to reopen and resume in-person classes and co-curricular activities as scheduled this fall.
- Details around how we will do this safely are being discussed and will be communicated at a later date.
- Midland will follow all government and health department guidelines to help ensure our community’s safety.
- Please visit https://www.midlandu.edu for more information.
Metropolitan Community College
- Metropolitan Community College has moved credit classes to e-learning and alternate delivery methods, which will last through the end of the spring quarter. Noncredit courses have been canceled through May. Student and public access to the Fremont Area Center is suspended. For information regarding student resources, visit mccneb.edu/coronavirus-update.
Archbishop Bergan Catholic Schools
Archbishop Bergan Catholic Schools, including the Bergan Elementary & Bergan Middle/High Schools will be closed effective immediately for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic school year. Bergan Early Childhood Education Center WILL REMAIN OPEN for Day Care services for families until further notice.
- Please refer to https://www.berganknights.org/calendar_news/news.html for the latest information as it becomes available.
- New information will be posted via School Beacon, Sycamore School Information System & www.berganknights.org
- The following activities will be canceled or postponed:
- All Bergan facilities will be closed for student, parent and non essential staff usage. Access to the buildings can be made by appointment by calling the Elementary 402-721-9766 or Middle/High School 402-721-9683.
- All NSAA extracurricular activities practices, contests and events are canceled through May 31st, 2020.
- Graduation will not be held on May 16, 2020. Graduation will be postponed until Saturday, July 25 at 6:30pm at Saint Patrick Catholic Church.
- Alternative Learning Plan will continue to operate with K-4 students picking up packets in the Elementary entryway and 5-12 students receiving online learning opportunities from their teachers with the academic year ending May 21, 2020.
- Bergan Elementary playground equipment will be closed for public use through May 31.
Trinity Lutheran Schools
Trinity Lutheran Schools will be closed effective immediately through May 31. Trinity’s Early Childhood Center WILL REMAIN OPEN until further notice.
- New information will be posted via School Beacon, Sycamore School Information System & the school’s website. The parent facebook page will also be a source for information.
- Online distance learning will continue throughout the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year
- 8th grade graduation service will take place virtually at 6:00 pm on May 14th
- All Trinity Lutheran School facilities will be closed for student and non-essential staff usage.
- The Trinity playground equipment will be closed for public use through May 31.
Fremont Family YMCA
- The Fremont Family YMCA will continue to offer emergency childcare for first responders, medical personnel along with families who are working.
- The YMCA is closed until May 6th and will re-evaluate an opening date depending on health directives.
- The YMCA will open up in phases to allow The Y to follow the health directives. More information will follow in the next few days.
City of Fremont
City offices are still open, but precautions are in place for the safety of city employees and the public. Sneeze Guards have been installed at counters for customer interactions. The Board of Health issued a Community Directed Health Measure that will expire on May 7, 2020, for residents and businesses in the Fremont city limits. The Community Directed Health Measure directs:
- All beauty salons, nail salons, barbershops, gyms, fitness centers, tattoo parlors, and massage therapist establishments are closed.
- The Community Directed Health Measure can be viewed at the following link http://www.fremontne.gov/DocumentCenter/View/5561/Fremont-Community-Health-Directive—Board-of-Health-
- All City playground equipment will be closed for public use through May 31.
- All City play fields are open for “use at your own risk” as long as social distancing is maintained.
The Dodge County Courthouse will remain open, with services available by appointment only. The primary election will take place as scheduled on May 12, 2020. Voters are encouraged to utilize the early voting mail-in ballot option. May 1 is the last day to request a mail-in ballot for the primary election. Please see the following link for more information. https://sos.nebraska.gov/elections/2020-elections
The quarantine period for COVID-19 is 14 days. Please self-evaluate for symptoms which include a fever of 100.4 or above, cough, sore throat, body aches, loss of smell or taste and shortness of breath. If you develop symptoms, please contact Three Rivers Public Health Department at 402-727-5396. “If you have COVID-19 symptoms, or develop symptoms, contact your health care provider and tell them how you are feeling. Please tell them about any potential exposure to a confirmed case of COVID-19. We ask that you call ahead before you go to the doctor’s office or an emergency room,” said Three Rivers Public Health Department, Executive Director, Terra Uhing.BACK TO TOP