WED MAR 11 COVID-19 UPDATES: Five more presumed positive in Douglas County

The Florida Department of Health issued the latest COVID-19 information Monday morning. (MGN)
The Florida Department of Health issued the latest COVID-19 information Monday morning. (MGN)(WJHG)
Published: Mar. 11, 2020 at 3:52 PM CDT
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Here's a review of Wednesday's local, state, and national developments in the COVID-19 outbreak.

11:38 p.m. --

UNL announces Nebraska Basketball Head Coach Fred Hoiberg


9:25 p.m. --

USA Hockey cancels its upcoming national championships and its Disabled Hockey Festival. [


8:44 p.m. --

until further notice.

8:31 p.m. --

Actor Tom Hanks said he and his wife, Rita Wilson,


8 p.m. --

, announcing executive orders suspending U.S.-European travel for a month; and deferring tax payments for some.

7:43 p.m. --

, bringing the county's total of such cases to nine. Family members of a recent case, they have been self-quarantined for several days, according to DCHD. [


5:49 p.m. --

Iowa Department of Public Health

of COVID-19. [


5:29 p.m. --

, beginning Thursday. [


5:25 p.m. --

In reaction to the NCAA's spectator restrictions, Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert releases a statement:

"The NCAA and its COVID-19 Advisory Panel made the tough decision to play without fans in the arenas. As we learn more about the virus and the pace at which it spreads, it may be necessary for others to take similar actions. The City of Omaha looks forward to welcoming the players, coaches, and families of the student-athletes who will play in the first round games here in Omaha later this month."
4:59 p.m. --

Creighton University communicated to students and faculty that it intends to resume classes as normal following spring break. [


4:52 p.m. --

DCHD said test results came back negative on a symptomatic child cared for at

4 p.m. --

. Beginning March 23, classes will only be offered online after students return from next week's spring break.

3:50 p.m. --

and recommends schools limit all collegiate sports to essential personnel and family members.

3:44 p.m. --

President Trump tweets that he will address the nation tonight at 8. [


2:25 p.m. --

DCHD is looking for help determining the potential exposure of a recent COVID-19 positive case. Epidemiologists determined

in northwest Omaha. [


2:15 p.m. --

Children's Discovery Center daycare reports it closed Wednesday for cleaning after a symptomatic child was tested, according to a spokesman for the Douglas County Health Department.

1:14 p.m. --

According to an update from UNMC/Nebraska Medicine, the Crofton student was


12:40 p.m. --

The World Health Organization


10:32 a.m. --

Officials gave an update Wednesday morning about


10:30 a.m. --

it, too, has launched a COVID-19 hotline.


have set up hotlines. In addition,

by area organzations and health authorities.

9:06 a.m. --

, slated for Friday and Saturday in Iowa City.

7:50 a.m --

6 News has learned

of coronavirus is