County, city sign declarations of emergency

While Chase County is currently not under any state-mandated Directed Health Measure (DHM), both the county and the city of Imperial signed declarations of emergency.

“The state requested us to sign it,” County Emergency Manager Duane Dreiling said.

“What it does is it actually helps us get federal money when it comes available for anything that is related to this virus going around,” Dreiling added.

The county is urging the community to do its part to help mitigate the spread of the virus by following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

“This is a fluid and ever changing situation,” a release from the county said. 

“At this point however, the Chase County Courthouse will remain open and all of the functions of county government will continue unabated, including Law Enforcement and the Roads Department. 

“We are in contact with other county and state authorities and will update the public when new information becomes available.”

Dreiling added that there are currently no reported COVID-19 cases in southwest Nebraska.


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