Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Monday at 1pm, Tue-Fri at 2pm (CT) on NET Radio and Online

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

Speaking of Nebraska: COVID-19 Town Hall
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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 9, 2020
A statewide directed health measure prohibits elective surgeries, including by dentists, in order to preserve personal protective equipment for the fight against COVID-19.Dentists are still allowed to perform emergency or urgent procedures,... more››

April 9, 2020
African Americans are dying of COVID-19 at disproportionate rates in other parts of the country. That data is not available for Nebraska, but in Douglas County black people are slightly over-represented in COVID-19 cases.Doris Lassiter is director... more››

April 9, 2020
Questions ranging from the safety of handling money to the status of work on a vaccine for COVID-19 were raised in a telephone town hall meeting hosted by Representative Jeff Fortenberry Thursday.Fortenberry, who represents Nebraska’s first... more››

April 9, 2020
The Nebraska Association of Public Employees represents over 8,000 government employees in Nebraska. Today they delivered a letter to Governor Pete Ricketts with three requests concerning state work during the COVID-19 pandemic.The first request is... more››

April 9, 2020
The Nebraska Department of Health and Human services announced Thursday afternoon that six staff members of the Youth Rehabilitation and treatment center have now tested positive for COVID-19. That number represents an increase from what officials... 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.