PLATTSMOUTH – Plattsmouth Public Schools have canceled classes and all activities as a precaution against a novel Coronavirus.

Sarpy/Cass Health Department reported Saturday that a resident in the jurisdiction of the Sarpy/Cass has tested negative for COVID-19.

A Coronavirus update on Plattsmouth Public School’s website says a student at Plattsmouth High School was present at the Special Olympics event in Fremont on Feb. 29. A woman who had also attended that event is being treated for the virus.

The student returned to school and was exposed to other students and staff members March 2 to March 6.

 Classes and all activities will be canceled on Monday, March 9 through March 12.

All classes and activities are canceled through March 15.

Buildings will be closed for use by outside groups for that same time period.

During the week of March 9-13, building administrators will communicate remotely.

The Board of Education meeting at 7 p.m. on March 9 is still on as scheduled.

The health department provides simple tips to help reduce the spread of any respiratory illness, including COVID-19.

Sarpy/Cass: “Wash your hands often, avoid  sick people, don’t touch your face, hands or nose, and stay home if you are sick.”

COVID-19 symptoms include fever, cough and breathing difficulties. Most people who become ill from this disease will recover with rest, fluids and by taking pain and fever medication.