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Panhandle COVID-19 Cases Hit 50 with New Positive Confirmed in Cheyenne Co.

Panhandle COVID-19 Cases Hit 50 with New Positive Confirmed in Cheyenne Co.

Unified Command confirms one new case for COVID-19 in Cheyenne County, a male in his 30s, is a close contact of a previously positive case, and the investigation is complete.  

Unified Command also confirms the cases announced on May 1 of two Scotts Bluff County residents, a female in her 50s and a male in his teens, have been deemed community spread. The investigation is complete.

Close contacts in all cases will be quarantined and actively monitored twice daily for fever and respiratory symptoms by public health officials.

March 2-May 2, 2020

Positive: 50

Recovered: 37

Box Butte County: 1 case

Cheyenne County: 7 cases

Four have recovered and are out of isolation

Kimball County: 10 Cases

10 have recovered and are out of isolation

Morrill County: 1 Case

One case has recovered and is out of isolation

Scotts Bluff County: 31 Cases

22 have recovered and are out of isolation

All Panhandle residents are encouraged to Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected. What does this mean to you?  

Stay Home

Stay home whenever possible.

Avoid gathering in any groups.

Do not visit or host people who do not live with you.  

Stay Healthy

Keep at least 6 feet distance from anyone you don’t live with.

Wash your hands

Stay home if you are sick or if someone in your home is sick.

Stay Connected

Stay in touch with friends and loved ones

Check in on people who may be alone or need help.

Panhandle Public Health District, Region 21, 22, and 23 Emergency Management, and Scotts Bluff County Health Department are working as a unified command on this evolving situation. Essential updates will be regularly communicated to the public and community partners.

For the most up to date information from the CDC, visit

Panhandle Public Health District is working together to improve the health, safety, and quality of life for all who live, learn, work, and play in the Panhandle.  Our vision is that we are a healthier and safer Panhandle Community. Visit our website

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