More than 100 cases of Covid-19 have been linked to an outbreak at a child care facility in Nebraska, according to a news release from the Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) on Friday.
The health department said it is strongly encouraging child care workers to get a Covid-19 vaccine to prevent similar outbreaks.
Many of the cases in the outbreak were caused by a Covid-19 variant first identified in the UK, according to the release.
“It is crucial that childcare providers get vaccinated,” Health Director Dr. Adi Pour said in the release. “Childcare providers are eligible for the vaccine and can easily make an appointment on the DCHD website.”
In a statement from Rosewood Academy Childcare and Preschool, the school confirmed there was spread of the UK variant at the school's Northwest location.
The school has a strict requirement to send children home if they have a temperature over 99 degrees but said that children with the UK variant can be asymptomatic, the statement said.
The school is working with the Douglas County Health Department and having staff and families quarantine before they can return.