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Health Director tests positive for COVID-19

Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Director Pat Lopez
Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Director Pat Lopez(KOLN)
Published: Sep. 18, 2020 at 3:33 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 18, 2020 at 3:41 PM CDT
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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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