Health Director tests positive for COVID-19
LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - One of the people on the front lines of Lincoln and Lancaster County’s coronavirus response has tested positive for the coronavirus.
Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Director Pat Lopez learned she had tested positive with COVID-19 on Tuesday.
Lincoln Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird said Lopez developed a sinus infection so she “made the right decision to get tested." She said Lopez has been in contact with City staff but has “always had a mask on."
Lopez was supposed to be a witness in a court hearing Friday in a case against Madsen’s Bowling and Billiards, but Madsen’s filed a continuance Thursday because Lopez was ill.
"We certainly wish Director Lopez well and we look forward to her return to work,” Mayor Gaylor Baird said in a press conference Friday.
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