Three Rivers changes contact tracing for COVID-19

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The Three Rivers Public Health Department (3RPHD) has reported 11,311 cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.

As of Friday, Washington County had 43 cases in the last seven days and 99 cases in the past 14 days.

The health department also implemented a change in its contact tracing.

Due to continued community spread, our 3RPHD staff are currently unable to call every individual testing positive for COVID-19,” Executive Director Terra Uhing said. “To improve our ability to reach those who test positive, 3RPHD is using Nebraska's contact tracing survey. If you test positive, and are over the age of 19, you will first receive a survey via text message. If the survey is not completed, the survey will be rerouted for a call with a 3RPHD staff member or with one of our partners at Nebraska DHHS.

The health department has a collaborative partnership with Total Wellness. The testing site is a drive-through and appointments can be made at this link: www.totalwellnesshealth.com/private/3rphd/.

Those who do not have access to make an online appointment can show up at the location and still be tested. Insurance may be billed if available, but there will be no direct cost to any patient. The site address and hours of operation are: 210 E. Military Ave., Fremont Mondays: 8-11 a.m. and Fridays 3-6 p.m.

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