Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Cases In Nebraska

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September 16, 2020
While COVID-19 has hampered farmers this year by forcing many farmers markets and restaurants to close, usually it’s the weather that threatens crops.A practice called “gleaning” helps save crops from going to waste while feeding those in need. ... more››


September 16, 2020
Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department officials have extended the public mask mandate and other COVID-19 restrictions through the end of October. Director Pat Lopez signed the new Directed Health Measure on September 11, but the department did... more››


September 16, 2020
After much speculation, the Big Ten Conference announced Wednesday morning a football season will start the weekend of October 23-34.The Council of Presidents and Chancellors voted unanimously to reverse an earlier decision cancelling the season,... more››


September 15, 2020
No announcement yet from the Big Ten on a potential fall season, but one could come soon if you listen to University of Nebraska President Ted Carter. At an unrelated media event Tuesday in Lincoln, Carter was overheard telling another person next... more››


September 15, 2020
Lexington, Nebraska, is just one of the many rural communities that has long dealt with food insecurity. But the global pandemic both intensified need in the town of 11,000 residents and presented new challenges in getting people food. The... more››


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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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