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City of Ord Press Release Regarding COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 17, 2020

ORD, NEBRASKA-In response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, the City of Ord has been monitoring various governmental agencies such as the World Health Organization (WHO), Center for Disease Control (CDC), Nebraska State Government, including the Governor’s office, Nebraska’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Loup Basin Health Department, and Valley County Health System.

The CDC has updated their recommendation that groups of 10 or more people should not gather, especially if the participants are arriving from other communities, which would increase the chances of the virus being transmitted into our community and participants then becoming infected and transmitting it back to their own communities.

“It is important during this time of uncertainty that we remain calm and proactive in protecting our citizens,” said Mayor Dan Petska. “I appreciate everyone’s patience and conscientious cooperation in efforts to protect our community, family, and friends.”

Effective immediately, all City buildings will be closed to public access but City staff will be available via telephone to provide services and conduct business. Please feel free to continue utilizing the drop box at the Ord City Office for payments. 

The City will continue to provide essential services such as electric, water, wastewater, police, fire, and EMS.

For general information please contact City Hall at 308-728-5791.

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