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January 30, 2020

On behalf of Sarpy/Cass Health Department Director:

Recently, the Department has received queries from school partners requesting information on the novel coronavirus. This email contains information for you regarding two current and important public health topics; 2019 Novel Coronavirus and CDC’s updated handwashing campaign. 


As you may already know Federal, State and local public health agencies are closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus in China. This situation is rapidly evolving and the Health Department wants to ensure that our partners have access to information. The CDC website, will give you the most accurate and up-to-date information available and their FAQ provides at a glance information as well. Additionally, information regarding coronavirus will be posted on the Department’s website, as well as our social media pages.


With it being a harsh influenza season the Department would like to draw your attention to the CDC’s new campaign, Handwashing - Clean Hands Save Lives

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