Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Cases In Nebraska

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October 21, 2020
Last updated: 10/21/2020, 11pm CTAnalyzing data from federal, state, and local health officials, NET has compiled a comprehensive look at the spread of COVID-19 in Nebraska. This page will be updated with the latest numbers throughout the pandemic... more››

October 21, 2020
Lincoln Public Schools will not automatically transition to remote learning if the local coronavirus risk dial reaches the red category. An update to the school district’s web page this week caught some parents off guard. The re-opening plan is... more››

October 21, 2020
A second inmate who had tested positive for COVID-19 has died at a Lincoln hospital. The inmate, who was in his 60’s, tested positive for COVID-19 before entering the hospital weeks ago, but also had multiple underlying health problems.The inmate... more››

October 20, 2020
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is piloting a new COVID-19 testing trailer that can be used to keep health care workers warm during the winter months. The trailer is made by a Lincoln company, Pacific Engineering Inc., that has been contracted... more››

October 19, 2020
Faced with a year-end deadline to spend federal CARES Act dollars, Gov. Pete Ricketts announced a new series of programs Monday to help Nebraska businesses and nonprofits.Nebraska got $1.25 billion in federal CARES Act funds to respond to the... more››


Useful Resources

NET is working with media outlets across the state to collect the stories of Nebraskans who have died from COVID. Click to share your loved one’s story with us.
Analyzing data from federal, state, and local health officials, NET News has compiled a comprehensive look at the spread of COVID-19 in Nebraska, including cases per county, positivity rates, and 7-day rolling average of new... more››
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››
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services: daily updates on COVID-19 from state health officials and access to resources in Nebraska. 
Tells the story of one school district’s transition to remote learning because of COVID-19. This new 30 minute NET Radio documentary is part of the NET “What If…” project on innovation and creativity in Nebraska
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››
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››
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