In a press release shared by Alliance Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Troy Unzicker, COVID-19 Unified Command made the announcement that schools throughout the Nebraska Panhandle will remain closed through Friday, May 1.

The release noted the possibility of schools remaining closed through the rest of the school year. The closure will be re-evaluated as more information becomes available on the changing circumstances.

“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,” the press release stated.

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