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After consultation with COVID-19 Unified Command, it has been determined that all schools in the Nebraska Panhandle will be closed through Friday, May 1st, with the possibility of schools being closed for the remainder of the 2019/2020 school year.  This decision will be re-evaluated as circumstances change, with parents and families updated accordingly.  School closure may be extended as needed. This is a precautionary public health measure; there are currently no confirmed cases in the Panhandle; however, local health and school officials are monitoring the COVID-19 situation in Colorado, Wyoming, and South Dakota closely.  School Superintendents met with Unified Command and determined this action would help prevent exposure to our area to flatten the curve and decrease the spread of disease.