The daycare center in northwest Omaha closes after the COVID-19 outbreak

(Omaha, NE) – A daycare center in northwest Omaha announced it will be temporarily closed after over one hundred COVID-19 cases have been traced back to its facility.

A statement from Rosewood Academy said they are about to put all of their energies into defending their business and reputation. This is a smear campaign staged by a handful of individuals.

The daycare is being investigated for a second possible outbreak by the Nebraska Department of Health and the Douglas County Health Department.

They sent the following letter to families enrolled in the daycare:

“Dear families of the Rosewood Academy:

We can’t thank you enough for your continued support as we steer this devastating social media attack on Rosewood Academy. The notes we have received from many of you about your children’s positive experiences at Rosewood Academy and the continued trust you have in Rosewood Academy have given us renewed strength to weather this storm. We really appreciated your support.

Unfortunately, we have come to realize that we must devote 100% of our immediate time and energy to defending our business and reputation through the pendency of this investigation. We’re not heavy social media users and we absolutely underestimated how people use the internet to spread rumors and misinformation that can lead to devastating results. This smear campaign, staged by a handful of individuals and carried out behind their iPhones, pushed us to do it. The day will come when these individuals will be forced to speak out their claims after being sworn in and under the penalty of perjury.

In the meantime, for this reason, we are making the heartbreaking decision to temporarily and voluntarily close all of our locations for the next two weeks. We know the difficulties this poses for many of you and we are really sorry about it. Please understand that the Rosewood Academy should be there for you in the long term. Hence, we have to make this difficult short-term decision.

We know how busy our families are, and that’s why we didn’t ask you to reach out to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to share your support for Rosewood Academy. But if you all tend to do it, we would be very, very grateful. You can reach DHHS at (402) 471-6564 or at [email protected]

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