North Platte, Ne -
Press Release From North Platte Mayor Dwight Livingston
In an effort to protect our people, both constituents and employees, we are restricting access to City Hall and Municipal Light and Water as of 8:00 a.m. Thursday, March 19th, 2020 until further notice.
We are asking those who need to conduct business in City Hall to call the numbers that will be provided on our website, or the number that you are accustomed to calling to conduct business with the various departments of the City. You will be given time to meet with a representative of the department that you are looking for and will be able to get your business transacting as quickly as possible. We will be staffing all departments as usual and ask for your cooperation as we try to maintain the services that you deserve and expect from the City.
This process will remain in effect until further notice. We will do our best to update everyone on any changes that need to be made to this situation as we move forward in dealing with the COVID-19 situation.
North Platte, Ne - Officials from the City of North Platte, Great Plains Health and North Platte Public Schools addressed the media this morning about what plans are being made to address the Covid-19 Virus that is impacting the Country. North Platte Mayor Dwight Livingston opened the press conference by saying that it's business as usual for the City at the moment but did add thanks to the West Central Health Department for their assistance, he added that the City would like citizens that pay bills and need City Hall Assistance, to Call, use their personal mobile devices or the City's Drive Through Window to do their City Business. Livingston went on to say the North Platte Recreation Center and North Platte Public Library are both currently open, although some services will be limited.
Also, speaking at the Press conference were City Manager Jim Hawks, North Platte Fire Chief Denis Thompson, and Executive Director of West Central District Health Department Shannon Vanderheiden who says they have currently had 20 Negative tests from the North Platte Area. She went on to remind people to get tested, ill feeling people need to first contact their primary physician, who will mandate your test procedure; also that testing is available through a drive up process. The Mobile testing station is located near an Ambulance in the Great Plains Health Pavilion on the north side of Francis Street across from The Hospital Emergency Room.
North Platte COVID-19 Press Conference
The GNAC conference would like to announce the following changes for the 2020/21 school year. In October 2019, Columbus High School applied and was accepted to the Heartland Athletic Conference (HAC). The following schools will remain in the Greater Nebraska Athletic Conference for the 2020/21 school year: Hastings, McCook, North Platte, Gering and Scottsbluff. Due to the re-alignment of the conference, the tournament schedule will be reduced to the following tournaments: Boys’ Tennis, Girls’ Tennis, Boys’ Golf, Girls’ Golf, Swimming/Diving, and Track and Field.