Coronavirus Update – Community Spread Case Discovered.

Because a community-spread (as opposed to travel-spread) case of the COVID-19 has been found in the jurisdiction of our regional health department, the State of Nebraska mandates Directed Health Measures (DHMs) be instituted in all counties served by that health department.

The situation is changing almost daily, so for the most direct source of current information, click here to visit the Two Rivers Public Health Department web page on the pandemic.  Other useful links appear after the City’s Coronavirus response below.

City of Lexington Comprehensive Coronavirus Response

In addition to the health advisories already issued by the City (and practically everyone else), as of March 16, 2020, until further notice, the City of Lexington has limited, restricted, and temporarily closed several functions.  For everyone’s safety and health, these measures are in line with recommendations from state and federal Health and Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control, and the local Health Department.  The City will be continually evaluating the situation and issue updates as necessary.

City Hall, 406 E 7th Street (west entrance)
The City Hall lobby is closed, which mainly affects visitors who access the Utilities and Building Departments.  The drive-through lane on the west side of the building is still open, and you can even walk-through if on foot.  Call 308-324-2341 weekdays 8-5 to talk with City personnel.  Updates will also be posted on the City’s website and Facebook page.

Police, 406 E 7th Street (east entrance)
The Police lobby will have more reduced access, instructions will be posted at the entrance.   Call 308-324-2317 to contact the Police Department 8-5 weekdays.  Also check the LPD Facebook page for posted updates.

Lexington Public Library, 907 N Washington Street  (upated 03/19/2020)
The Library is mostly closed to the public. That includes meetings scheduled by outside organizations that use our meeting rooms. Fines for late book returns will be waived, and the alley book drop is closed. There is a display of free books, audiobooks and DVDs ready in the library entryway. They will be available for people to take from 9-5 Monday through Friday. Beginning on Monday (3/23) we will offer curb side delivery. If someone has a specific book they would like to check out, they can call the library (324-2151). We will pull the books from the shelves, check them out to them and bag them. When they arrive at the library they can either pick them up in the lobby or they can call us and someone will bring them out to them. Limit 10 books and 5 DVDs. There is a link on our home page for Tumble Books. This is a site full of free books and activities, to help chase away the boredom of staying inside. If you’ve been considering signing up for e-books, now might be a good time, and can be accessed through the “Overdrive” section of the Library website (www.lexingtonlilbrary.org).

Grand Generation Center, 407 E 6th Street
The GGC is closed and all programs and activities are cancelled/postponed until further notice.  That includes meetings scheduled by outside organizations.  We are still offering home-delivered meals (Meals on Wheels) and allowing all GGC participants to have their meals delivered or available for pickup during this time.  Please call by 10 AM or the day before (if possible) when requesting home delivery or pickup.  Call 308-324-2498 or check Facebook for updates.

Glenn Hawks Community Service Building, 801 W Vine Street
The yard is open during business hours, 9-5 weekdays.  The Service Building will have restricted access at the entryway.  City personnel will continue to maintain Streets, Water and Sewer throughout the City.

Dawson County Opportunity Center, 1501 Plum Creek Parkway
There are several non-City occupants at the Opportunity Center, each with their own response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Early Learning Academy (pre-school), as all of Lexington Public Schools, is closed for a minimum of two weeks.  Expect restrictions, reductions and closures to be decided by individual Opportunity Center organizations.  You are advised to call ahead before attempting to meet with anyone face-to-face.

Optimist Recreation Complex, 13th & Airport Road
The Hitting Building and Lexington Fieldhouse are closed.  All activities at are cancelled or suspended until further notice.  Updates will be posted here and/or at the Lexington Parks & Rec Facebook page.  For more information or questions call Ann Luther, 308-325-5277 or Jake Saulsbury, 308-746-3543.

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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)

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