Brent BonFleur

Officials say they are not testing for COVID-19 during death investigations in Lancaster County.

Pat Lopez, Interim Director of the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department, said Thursday she was not aware of “any concern” about anybody being tested at home that has died. She added that she learned more about the topic Thursday and would be able to provide more information at a later date.

Sheriff Terry Wagner told Channel 8 Eyewitness News the agency typically conducts around half a dozen investigations per day. Wagner said deputies are taking extra precautions, including wearing additional protective gear, asking questions about the person’s travel and medical history, and minimizing contact with the deceased and other people in the home. Link to story.