Gothenburg tightens operations during coronavirus shutdown

GOTHENBURG, Neb. Leaders in Gothenburg are taking extra measures to ensure the safety and functions of the community aren't being compromised after a confirmed case of COVID-19.

Gothenburg Public Schools remains nearly empty during the coronavirus shutdown. (Source: Jace Barraclough)

Gothenburg Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Todd Rhodes implemented an every other week work schedule for custodians.

While students aren't learning in the classroom, they're utilizing online resources to complete their education.

Gothenburg Health is limiting visitors and screening every person who walks into the building.

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Carol Shackleton said while it's important for the community to isolate themselves, she also recommends eating healthy and exercising.

"Self isolation doesn't mean stop living," said Shackleton. "It's important to do your exercises, it's important to be out in the fresh air, it's important to stay hydrated and eat well. This is not the time to veg out on ice cream sundaes. No, this is the time to eat properly."

For kids who are needing meal assistance, you can register outside of the main door at Gothenburg Public Schools.