Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Weekdays at 2pm (CT) on NET Radio and Online

Governor Ricketts will provide an update on the state's COVID-19 response.

COVID-19 Town Hall with Governor Ricketts
Thursday, Apr. 9 at 8:30pm (CT) on NET and NET Radio

Join Gov. Pete Ricketts, Dr. James Lawler and Tony Goins for a live town hall discussion about COVID-19 in Nebraska.

COVID-19 Cases In Nebraska

What questions do you have about COVID-19's impact in Nebraska? The NET News team will work to find answers. Click here to see what we've already addressed.

If you have medical questions, please consult your doctor. If you have questions about the science of coronavirus, check reputable sources like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

latest news

April 7, 2020
A state senator who expressed skepticism about a statement by Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts on the coronavirus now says the governor’s doing a good job in the crisis, but is failing on expanding Medicaid. Latest news: more››

April 6, 2020
The Nebraska National Guard will help health officials test more people for COVID-19 in Grand Island and Kearney as the number of cases there grows considerably. Latest news: are 55 confirmed cases in Hall County,... more››

April 6, 2020
Last week Governor Pete Ricketts banned all elective surgeries to help preserve gloves and masks for the fight against COVID-19. That ban includes surgeries by dentists and veterinarians.Ryan Koch is a veterinarian in York, Nebraska. He works with... more››

April 6, 2020
So far, most COVID-19 cases in Nebraska have been in the state’s larger population centers. But small towns and rural areas are getting ready for the impact of coronavirus, too. NET News visited Ainsworth, Nebraska last week, and reports on some of... more››

April 6, 2020
We may be dealing with different levels of COVID-19 throughout 2020. That's according to Dr. Ali Khan, dean of the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health. Khan says Nebraska and the United States is just now entering the... more››


Useful Resources

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts will answer questions during a one-hour NET News town hall meeting about COVID-19 and our state’s response.This special episode of the discussion program "Speaking of Nebraska" will air Thursday at 8:... more››
As concerns around COVID-19 mount across the state, the everyday lives of Nebraskans are changing in real time: so is the information around COVID-19 itself. We've set up a form for you to ask your questions about the coronavirus... more››
This interactive map provided by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provides the numbers by county.
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services: daily updates on COVID-19 from state health officials and access to resources in Nebraska. 
Coronavirus Live Updates from NPR
A collection of the latest news and updates on the pandemic from NPR.
The coronavirus pandemic is changing everything, and fast. Here's a way to follow the latest news on the virus, the public health fight against it, and how the world is coping.
Mientras los casos del coronavirus se siguen propagando por el Medio Oeste, sabemos que hay muchas preguntas acerca del virus -- incluyendo cómo evitar contagiarse. También sabemos que hay mucha información incorrecta acerca del... more››
After Ebola
Nebraska And The Next Pandemic
The personal stories of medical professionals in the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit and lessons learned from the Ebola crisis.
The purpose of this FEMA page  is to help the public distinguish between rumors and facts regarding the response to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Rumors can easily circulate within communities during a crisis, stay informed... more››
An interactive map provided by the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering is a great resource to track the current numbers.