Coronavirus Update – The Number of Cases Grows

Update July 10, 2020 – The City Hall Lobby and Drive-Thru are open.  Masks are being requested inside the building and customers will be limited to one person coming in per account (unless a translator is needed, then two).

The Opportunity Center and Driving Range are open – please observe social distancing.  The Library is is open with restrictions and reduced hours, and accepting book returns through the book drop accessible from the alley.  Lexington Family Aquatic Center is open with conditions (see related article in the News Section.  The Library is open with restrictions – see related news article on this site.

Two Rivers Public Health Department now reports 869 cases and eight deaths of COVID-19 in Dawson County.  Below are recommended measures to protect yourself, your family, and the community.  All City Facilities are closed to the public: City Hall, Lexington Public Library, Grand Generation Center, and the Dawson County Opportunity Center.  The Drive-Through payment window at City Hall is closed, customers should use the U.S. Mail or sign up for online bill paying here,  and this document will help you through the process.  Children should stay off playground equipment at the parks and schools.   Maintain the recommended social distance of at least six feet between people, and keep group gatherings to ten or less people.  Groups larger than 10 people will be dispersed by Law Enforcement.  Call the Lexington Police Department (308-324-2317) if you observe behavior contrary to these guidelines.

Other recommendations to reduce the risk of spreading the disease include:

Stay home: No non-essential errands and no social gatherings, respect the 10 person limit and keep a six foot minimum distance between people.

Wash your hands, sanitize, clean your clothes more frequently. Try to avoid touching your face. It’s okay to take extra precautions such as gloves and face masks; take care when removing and disposing of them.

Socially distance your work. Work from home or use the six-foot rule as much as possible in the workplace.

Shop alone and no more than once a week. Avoid touching items you are not going to buy. To the extent possible, sanitize your purchases when you get home, then wash your hands.

Help children follow social distancing. Play at home. No group sports and no playgrounds.

Help seniors stay home by shopping for them. Do not visit long term care facilities.

Listen and follow the directions of the state and local authorities

If you or someone in your household feels sick, stay at home. Do not go to work or school. Contact your medical provider.

If someone in your household has tested positive for COVID-19, keep the entire household at home. Contact your medical provider.

If you are a person with a serious underlying health conditions that can put you at an increased risk, stay home and away from other people.

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Lexington is served by the Two Rivers Public Health Department, which shared the following resources from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Remember that when you take measures to protect you and your family, it also hinders spread of the disease Coronavirus. also known as COVID-19 or nCOV-19.
In addition to advice below, avoid travel between communities.  Click here to sign up for online bill paying with Lexington Utilities System.

Click here for a PDF of the graphic below.
Click here for a PDF fact sheet about the virus from the CDC.
Click here for a PDF page of recommendations should you contract the disease, also from the CDC.
Click here to go to the CDC website COVID-19 section.
Click here to go to the Two Rivers Public Health Department website.
30 Days to Slow the Spread (The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America)
Federal Coronavirus Website – with regular updates and guidelines
The U.S. Department of Justice Fraud Prevention Website – help you identify scams related to the pandemic
Coronavirus Fact vs. Myth (U.S. Federal Emergency Management Administration)

Haga clic aquí para obtener un PDF en español del gráfico a continuación.
Haga clic aquí para obtener una hoja informativa en PDF en español sobre el virus de los CDC.
Haga clic aquí para ver una página en PDF en español de recomendaciones en caso de contraer la enfermedad, también de los CDC.
Haga clic aquí para ir al sitio web de los CDC coVID-19 sección.
Haga clic aquí para ir al sitio web del Departamento de Salud Pública de Two Rivers.
30 días para frenar la propagación (Directrices del Presidente para el Coronavirus para América)
Sitio web de Federal Coronavirus – con actualizaciones y directrices periódicas
El sitio web del Departamento de Justicia de EE. UU. para la prevención del fraude : le ayuda a identificar estafas relacionadas con la pandemia
Coronavirus Fact vs. mito (Administración Federal de Manejo de Emergencias de los Estados Unidos)