Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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.

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September 28, 2020
COVID-related hospitalizations have increased over the past week to levels last seen at the end of May at the height of the pandemic. The jump in cases that require hospital care has state health officials keeping a close eye on capacity.Last... more››

September 25, 2020
Nebraska continues to see higher rates of food insecurity due to the coronavirus pandemic.Data gathered in September by the Census' Household Pulse Survey shows around 13 percent of households in Nebraska don’t always have enough to eat. Before the... more››

September 25, 2020
Lincoln-Lancaster County health officials say the risk of COVID-19 in the area remains high. This is the second week officials have not increased the virus risk dial."The average weekly positivity rate had stabilized between 12 and 13% over the past... more››

September 24, 2020
A new report from the Nebraska Farm Bureau and the Platte Institute clarifies months of anxiety among farmers and ranchers: The onset of the coronavirus pandemic clobbered Nebraska’s agricultural economy.The virus dealt producers a "one-two punch"... more››

September 24, 2020
Pinnacle Bank Arena has been busy since they opened their doors in 2013, but then the pandemic hit. Every major event, concert, or show in the arena is either canceled or rescheduled to 2021.General Manager Tom Lorenz said they were one of 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, along with Nebraska Education Commissioner Matt Blomstedt and Dr. Ali Khan, Dean of the... more››
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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