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A revised Directed Health Measure for the Sarpy/Cass Health District will become effective at 12:00 a.m., May 4. Key points of the DHM are below:

• Effective date is 12:00 a.m., May 4 until May 31 unless renewed, extended, or terminated by subsequent order.
• Gatherings are prohibited. A gathering is defined as any event or convening that brings together more than ten (10) patrons, customers or other invitees, excluding staff, in a single room or single space at the same time, including but not limited to, preschools, beauty/nail salons, barber shops, massage therapy services, tattoo parlors/studios/gymnasium, fitness centers, auditoriums, stadiums, arenas, large event conference rooms, meeting halls, libraries, or any other confined indoor or outdoor space. This also includes parades, fairs, festivals, concerts, auto racing and other indoor and outdoor events.
• In addition to the aforementioned restriction on Gatherings, venues such as fitness centers/clubs, gymnasiums, health clubs, and health spas, shall ensure that a minimum distance of six (6) feet be maintained between all patrons.
• Beauty/nail salons, barber shops, massage therapy services, tattoo parlors/studios shall require the use of masks, or other item sufficient to cover an individual’s mouth and nose for all staff, practitioners and patrons.
• Liquor, beer, and wine sales are restricted, unless served with a meal, to carry-out sales and delivery only…
• All elementary and secondary schools—public, private, and parochial—are hereby ordered to cease all in-person instruction, and all extra-curricular activities except for: remote learning, child care services, meal distribution, distribution of educational materials and supplies, general building or physical plant operations and maintenance, and residential services may be continued as needed or necessary.
• All organized team sports, youth and adult, including but not limited to club sports are suspended.
• Local law enforcement is required to add the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services in the enforcement of this Order.

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COVID-19 Directed Health Measures

All 93 Nebraska counties are under the State's Directed Health Measures through May 31, 2020 - Updated April 29, 2020 

Understanding the State's Directed Health Measures

NEW Updates as of April 29, 2020

Governor Ricketts announced that the directed health measures for the health districts of Lincoln/Lancaster County, Three Rivers and West Central will continue until May 11. At that time the DHM will be relaxed similar to what was announced for Cass, Douglas and Sarpy counties which goes into effect on May 4. The changes will include:

  • Restaurant dining rooms are limited to 50 percent of maximum occupancy rating at a time. Restaurant In-Room Dining Reopening Guidelines  / Guía de Reapertura de Restaurantes Tipo Comedor 
  • Beauty and nail salons, barber shops, massage therapy services and tattoo studios can open while maintaining the 10-person rule with employees and customers wearing masks.
  • Childcare facilities will be permitted to have up to 15 children per room/space, an increase of five over the current requirements. 
  • All other businesses currently ordered to close must remain closed until May 31, or until the orders are amended, including bars, gentlemen's clubs, bottle clubs, indoor movie theatres, and indoor theatres.
  • Churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, and other places of worship can resume services, weddings and funerals beginning May 4. Each household must meet a minimum of six feet of separation. Guidelines for the Conduct of Faith-Based Services Including Weddings and Funerals Held in Houses of Worship  
  • Previously, Governor Ricketts announced hospitals can resume elective surgeries on May 4 if hospitals meet certain capacity requirements. Dental offices, eye care clinics and veterinary clinics can also reopen.


The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services has published the Directed Health Measures in effect for Sarpy and Cass County from May 4 - May 31, 2020.  Directed Health Measure 4-30-20



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DHHS Encourages Expanded COVID-19 Testing As Supplies, Resources Become More Available

For Immediate Release: 4/24/2020

Leah Bucco-White, Communications, 402-309-4157
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LINCOLN – As testing supplies and resources increase and become more widely available, public health officials with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) are encouraging health care providers to test more people for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

“Widespread testing for COVID-19 is a critical tool in reducing the spread of this virus," said Dr. Gary Anthone, Director of Public Health and Chief Medical Officer for DHHS. “Additional testing helps public health officials and health care providers to identify COVID-19 hotspots and reinforces the need for self-isolation to those who test positive as a way to decrease the risk of transmitting the virus to others."

Currently, Nebraska's testing capacity exceeds 1,000 tests per day. Testing capacity continues to grow as public health officials, health care providers and laboratories work together to find and share resources.

Nebraskans who want to get tested to see if they have COVID-19 should contact their health care providers for more information.

Additional information for health care providers on recommendations to increase COVID-19 testing (i.e. where to get test kits, information about reporting test results, etc.) can be found in the April 21, 2020, Health Advisory issued by DHHS: .

Governor Pete Ricketts recently unveiled TestNebraska, a public-private partnership designed to increase testing capacity and #CrushTheCurve in Nebraska. The Governor is urging all Nebraskans to take the assessment provided on the TestNebraska website to help identify cases of COVID-19 in the state. After taking the assessment participants who fit the criteria will be notified via phone or email that they qualify to be tested for COVID-19. Nebraskans can take the assessment at 

DHHS opened a statewide COVID-19 information line to help answer general questions and share the latest information and resources with Nebraskans to help keep them informed. The number is 402-552-6645; hours of operation are 8 a.m.-8 p.m. CST, 7 days a week.

DHHS will continue to update Nebraskans through the DHHS website and on Facebook and Twitter as we have new information. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website is also a good resource for COVID-19 information - .



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Plumbtree’s Hair Salon – "I have been in business for 13 years, I have been licensed for 40 years, this is my second business. I am thrilled to be able to open my business May 4th, 2020. This has been a amazing time and have faith in God. My customers know I don’t take appointments, walk-ins only, they check in the parking lot how many vehicles are parked in the lot. I thank all of my customers for their understanding. Have a great, safe day. Sincerely ~ Cathy"
1215 south 15 street suite 2, Plattsmouth, Nebraska 68048
Cathy Plumbtree, Owner
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Alpha-Omega Carpet, Upholstery & Air Duct Cleaning – 10% off all work on every job…can email or mail gift certificates in any quantity.
616 House Street, Avoca, NE 68307
Rich Moses, Owner
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D&E’S Lakeside Pizza & Subs – Carry out & delivery
9661 Renee Ave Ste #3, Plattsmouth, NE 68048
Call 4022352114
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Closed Mondays, Tuesday-Thursday 10:30-8:00, Friday & Saturday 10:30-9:00, Sunday 10:30-7:00

Quality Signs, Inc – Sign Manufacturing and Installation
213 S. 3rd St., Plattsmouth, NE
Mark Cundall, Owner
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Trico Mechanical Services – HVAC Sales and Service
1008 Bert Murphy Blvd 
Anna West, Office Manager
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We are available 24/7 for all your furnace and A/C needs.

A major goal for the project, was to make small business support as convenient as possible. If you have a small business, you know that job one, is to make your businesses as simple, and convenient as possible to interact with.
The Corona $1200 checks, are starting to arrive this week. We know that some fortunate Nebraskans are not desperate and might consider helping struggling small businesses, Churches and Non-Profit organizations with a donation or better yet buying Gift Cards. We encourage restaurants, bars, basically any small businesses to get a Gift Card account from companies like Square. This is a convenient way for fortunate Nebraskan's to inject life saving cash into the business, in echange for Goods and Services later when the storm passes. None of this is possible, unless you add your business or Organization to free.
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PCS Superintendent Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update - May 1, 2020


Happy May Day! It is also National School Principal Day. Last week, we had Administrative Professionals Day. Next week is National Teacher Appreciation Week, with Tue., May 5 being National Teacher Day (and Cinco de Mayo). Please thank all of our education professionals for their service to our children and families!

As the weather remains warm, let’s get outside and exercise, while implementing physical distancing guidelines. Check out our Coronavirus information page at

A lot of information was recently released by Governor Ricketts regarding guidelines for various organizations. It can be challenging to navigate the ever-changing guidelines on a daily basis, especially when there might be different guidelines for what might be perceived as similar activities. Regardless, I believe we are all committed to preventing the spread of the virus.

On Wed., Apr. 1, 2020, Governor Ricketts issued a Directed Health Measure ( stating that schools statewide were directed to operate without students in their buildings through Sun. May 31, 2020.  Extracurricular activities were also cancelled statewide. We will not have classes, activities or events with students at our buildings until after at least May 31, 2020. Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) Commissioner Dr. Matt Blomstedt also issued a letter ( on Thu., April 16 indicating that he and Governor Ricketts advise that any in-person graduation ceremony be scheduled in late summer (July or August).

Governor Ricketts also proclaimed “21 Days to Stay Home and Stay Healthy in Nebraska” that includes six rules ( These rules have been extended to May 31, 2020.

  1. Stay home.  No non-essential errands and no social gatherings.  Respect the ten-person limit.
  2. Socially distance your work.  Work from home or use the six-foot rule as much as possible in the workplace.
  3. Shop alone and only shop once a week.  Do not take family with you.
  4. Help kids follow social distancing.  Play at home.  No group sports.  And no playgrounds.
  5. Help seniors stay at home by shopping for them.  Do not visit long-term care facilities.
  6. Exercise daily at home or with an appropriately socially-distanced activity.

    • Nebraskans have been doing a great job of complying with our social distancing directives.
    • These six rules will unite Nebraskans in our shared goal of slowing the spread of the virus as we enter its peak period.

The Sarpy County/Cass County Health Department also issued a directed health measure (DHM) that prohibits gatherings. Gatherings are defined as any event or convening that brings together more than ten (10) patrons, customers, or other invitees. Gatherings include parades, fairs, festivals, and other events listed in the order at This DHM has been extended to May 3, with a new DHM supposedly being issued soon. We have also been informed by the health department that parades are considered extra-curricular activities that are not allowed until after at least May 31, 2020.

We are exploring possibilities for checking in materials (laptops, textbooks, etc.) at the end of the year. I anticipate that next week we will have recommendations from the Sarpy County and Cass County Health Department to accomplish this in a manner that focuses on the safety of anyone that is dropping off materials and our staff members that would be receiving the materials.


Nebraska is a part of the Crush the Curve initiative. Per the Test Nebraska website, “In Nebraska, we take care of each other, and COVID-19 can show us the power we have when we work together. The best thing you can do right now to stop the spread and save lives is to take a health assessment so we can better understand what is currently going on in Nebraska.” The online health assessment is available at


The United States Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, And Economic Security (CARES) Act, which includes one-time relief funding for local school districts, intended to address challenges of providing education during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Nebraska Department of Education is seeking feedback from all stakeholders to understand local needs as well as potential investments and supports. Please take a moment to complete this short survey, also available in Spanish: ­­ The survey deadline is May 11, 2020.


Based on discussion that Board of Education President Ken Winters, high school principal Todd Halvorsen, and I had with the student advisory board, several forms of recognition are scheduled to recognize and honor our students, including our very important seniors. The events are listed below.

Wed., May 6-Honors Night will be viewable on the Blue Devil Television (BDTV) page of our website. Go to > For Community > BDTV. It is scheduled to play live at 6:30 PM and will also be available at that site for viewing at a later time.

Sat., May 9-An audio Graduation Broadcast is scheduled to go live at 10:00 AM. You can access it on the radio locally at 103.1 FM. You can also access it online at Simply click on Listen Live.

Fri., July 17-Prom is scheduled for this evening. Contact prom sponsor Jaima Negrete with questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sat., July 25-A traditional, in-person ceremony in which students walk and receive their diplomas has been scheduled for this day. We will also need approval from local health officials for the in-person ceremony. We are hopeful that the weather will cooperate with us and the in-person ceremony can be held outside in our turf stadium.


Thank you to our students, parents, and staff members for their high levels of engagement in the remote learning environment. Our continuity of learning plan (CLP) is available at

Our dedicated professionals are implementing the learning plan to support students for advancement to the next grade level. You should have received messages about the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year from the buildings where your children attend school. If you have questions or comments about anything related to the remote learning plans for your children, please contact the building principals where your children attend school.


The Plattsmouth Community Schools and OPAA! continue to provide Grab-N-Go breakfasts and lunches at no charge for any child in a household from birth to age 18 regardless of income. Meals are being distributed by the sidewalk near the front entrance of Plattsmouth Middle School at 1724 8th Ave. It is a drive-thru service each Monday from 6:30 AM to 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, and 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. On Monday, April 27, we distributed 5700 meals to children! We plan to continue distributing meals with the format listed above through Fri., May 22, 2020.

We will not distribute meals on Memorial Day (Mon., May 25). We plan to resume meal distribution on Tue., May 26, 2020, but it will be a different format.

Starting on Tue., May 26, meals will be distributed each weekday in one shift between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM. Each child will receive one lunch for that day and one breakfast for the following day. We plan to continue this format on weekdays (except July 4) through the summer until Fri., July 31, 2020. Everyone that has been receiving deliveries will continue to receive them in the same format that has been used up to this point with one delivery per week.

To help us get an accurate meal count, if you need food assistance, please complete the survey at this link ( The survey only needs to be completed one time per household. The survey does not need to be completed every week. If you are unable to complete the survey online, please call 402-296-3361 and provide the necessary information.


Our school social workers prepared another message that includes tips for coping with COVID-19. Go to and read their message.

If you or someone you know needs assistance with water, food, or other supplies, please contact the school social worker at the building where your child attends school. Early childhood-Bri Renninger at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., elementary school-Sarah Coniglio at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., middle school-Sara Barada at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and high school-Keryl Mines at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


With your support, our bond issue passed in May of 2019. Our Board of Education approved a proposal from Lund-Ross Constructors for some high school projects. Lund-Ross Constructors started construction of our high school skilled and technical sciences (STS) building addition. Two draft renderings of our STS addition are included below. These are views from the north and east.



The AOI Corporation plans to start working on projects at our early childhood center and our elementary school/middle school next week.


2020-2021 State Aid Certification is available from the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) at PCS will have a decrease of $565,916 in State Aid for 2020-2021. When we figure in the prior year (2018-2019) correction of +$128,469 that we received in 2019-2020, the difference between 2019-2020 State Aid and 2020-2021 State Aid is even greater. The biggest factor impacting our decrease in State Aid appears to be lower district-wide enrollment in 2019-2020.

Prior to the release of State Aid for 2020-2021, our principals and I discussed strategies for reducing expenditures. The largest portion of our budget is certified and non-certified staffing. With the newly released State Aid reduction, the principals and I will be discussing additional ways to reduce expenditures, including possibly not filling additional positions that are open due to resignations.

The good news is that in 2020-2021 we estimate the second year of approximately 100 students entering kindergarten, as opposed to lower numbers in the immediately preceding years that are evident in our 1st grade (78 students), 2nd grade (88 students), 3rd, grade (93 students) and 4th grade (93 students). Several other documents are available at the link above. If you have suggestions for how our district might be more efficient with resources and address the decrease in State Aid, please submit your ideas in the Business Services/Budget section under District Topics on our Let’s Talk site at


We are in this together. Our students are in good hands with our dedicated professionals. We will become even stronger together. Thank you for your support of our students, staff members, families, Board members, and our entire community. Stay safe. Stay strong. We are #PLATTSMOUTHSTRONG!

Best regards,


Superintendent Dr. Richard E. Hasty


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 2020 Farmer's Market at The Hop Yard
The Farmer's Market is slated to begin Thursday, May 21 and run every Thursday evening through October 8th. We will adjust timing and vendor pricing accordingly based on current recommendations regarding the Coronavirus and recommended Social Distancing measures.
More information, including vendor applications, category descriptions, and musician/busker applications can be found at:
Click on "events" in the dropdown menu and hover over "Farm Market Info" for clickable links to all relevant forms.
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In the meantime, if you have any questions about the Festival, or would like to become involved in the annual celebration, please contact one of the following officers or email 

President: Karen Tesarek-Parsons
First Vice President: Nancy Johnson
2nd Vice President: Tom Beckman
Treasurer: Brian Harvey
Secretary: Susie Nielsen
Members-at-Large: Shari Dunlap (2019-2020), Russ Kathol (2020-2021), Dennis Keil (2019-2020) & Tammy Lanum (2020-2021)
Advisors (appointed by the president): Terry Little & Deb Null

The Plattsmouth Harvest Festival is the oldest, continuous harvest festival in Nebraska. Now in its 89th year, the family-friendly event is 4 days of pageantry, parades, carnival rides, antique tractor show and races, craft fair, car show and shine, contests and games, lots of music and entertainment for all ages, and much, much more. 

THIS YEAR'S DATES: September 10-13, 2020
THE THEME: Remember the Past - Celebrate the Future

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Employment Opportunities 

Grounds Maintenance

The City of Plattsmouth is accepting applications for seasonal full-time position of Grounds Maintenance for all city-owned properties. Must be 18 years old and have a valid Drivers License. Applications and complete job description are available at City Hall, 136 North 5th Street, Plattsmouth NE 68048 or online here. This is a Veterans Preference position. Return applications and signed job descriptions to City Hall. If after hours, place in the utility payment drop box. EOE.  Grounds Maintenance job description

Twin Rivers Water Park positions

TWIN RIVERS WATER PARK is now taking applications for Assistant Managers (Job Requirements: Current Lifeguard Certification and a Pool Operator Certificate), Lifeguards (Job Requirement: Current Lifeguard Certification), Concessions Coordinator and Admissions/Concessions/Rotators staff. Must be 16 or older. For additional information, contact Liz Glup, 402-296-5800, option 2. Applications and job descriptions are available at the Plattsmouth Community Center, at City Hall, 136 N. 5th St., Plattsmouth, NE 68048, or online here. All applications must be turned in at City Hall by Friday, May 15. If after hours, place in utility payment drop box. Subject to Veteran’s Preference. EOE

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Swim Lesson Instructor

The City of Plattsmouth is accepting applications for Swim Lesson Instructors at the Plattsmouth Community Center. Must be comfortable with people, young children, and have the ability to swim. Applications and job descriptions are available at City Hall, 136 N. 5th St., Plattsmouth, NE 68048, or online here. Return applications and signed job descriptions to City Hall. Open until filled. If after hours, place in the utility payment drop box. Subject to veterans preference. EOE. Swim Lesson Instructor job description


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