Woman under coronavirus quarantine moved to hospital at Camp Ashland as precaution

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ASHLAND, Neb. (WOWT) -- "Out of an abundance of caution," CDC officials decided Friday — day 8 of 14 — to transport a woman under quarantine for coronavirus to Nebraska Medicine/UNMC for evaluation.

Officials give an update Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, on the woman under elevated quarantine at Camp Ashland. From left: Capt. Dana Hall, deputy federal health coordinating official; Dr. Mike Wadman, co-medical director of the National Quarantine Unit; and MSN Shelley Schwedhelm, executive director of the Emergency Management & Biopreparedness at Nebraska Medicine. (WOWT)

"This person developed some extremely mild upper respiratory symptoms overnight," the release from Nebraska Medicine states.

The person was transported to the National Quarantine Unit on the Nebraska Medicine/UNMC campus to be tested for COVID-19 and continued monitoring. Testing will happen on-site at the Nebraska Public Health lab, according to MSN Shelley Schwedhelm, executive director of emergency management and biopreparedness at Nebraska Medicine.

Last week, 57 people flew from China to the U.S. and eventually to Omaha, where they were taken Camp Ashland to wait out the remainder of their two-week quarantine period.

Officials supervising the quarantine gave an update on the situation Friday afternoon before taking questions.

Upon her arrival, "she didn't appear to be anxious at all," said Dr. Mike Wadman, co-medical director of the National Quarantine Unit.

She had a mild cough but did not have a fever, the quarantine panel said. Her symptoms presented this morning, and was detected during one of the routine screenings, said Capt. Dana Hall, deputy federal health coordinating official.


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