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Blood drive worker tests positive for COVID-19


April 16, 2020

A worker at a Red Cross blood drive, held April 1 in Atkinson, has tested positive for COVID-19.

The North Central District Health Department announced the investigation April 9 and initiated contact investigations with the Red Cross, Central District Health Department and Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, to assess risk of donors and volunteers who attended the drive.

On April 10, 14 potential close contacts were identified and contacted by Red Cross officials.

All the individuals are asymptomatic and are quarantining and self-monitoring at this time.

NCDHD believes this c...

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