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'Callous and dangerous': Tribes see COVID-19 spitting incidents amid rise in cases


A view of Main Street on the Omaha Reservation in Walthill, Nebraska. Photo: Ammodramus

An incident at a grocery store on the Omaha Reservation in northeast Nebraska last week forced a tribally-owned corporation that owns the business to conduct an expensive deep cleaning of the facility.

Lance Morgan, president and chief executive officer of Ho-Chunk, Inc., which owns the Heritage Foodtown in Walthill, said a clerk asked four women who entered Thursday to leave the store. The clerk believed the four had been recently diagnosed with COVID-19.


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