Nebraska Department of Correctional Services

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — State officials said a staff member at the Nebraska State Penitentiary tested positive for the coronavirus and is self-isolating at home.

The latest case brings to 24 the number of staff members working at the Nebraska Department of Corrections who have been diagnosed with COVID-19.

Twenty of those have recovered. Officials are notifying people who work and live at the facility of the case, and anyone who had close contact with the staff member will be directed to self-quarantine until they are cleared by a medical provider. 

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NORFOLK - From the Norfolk City Council approving new housing, to the Zone's Rock the Block event, here are some of the stories we covered for the week ending Saturday August 8, 2020.

NORFOLK - Kids in Northeast Nebraska can take part in one last blast of fun before the school year begins by attending Rock the Block this Saturday hosted by the Zone Afterschool Program.