Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Cases In Nebraska

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December 2, 2020
Nebraskans are no longer being asked to notify their own close contacts after testing positive for COVID-19.The state health department temporarily stopped calling those close contacts about two weeks ago as part of the contact tracing process in... more››

December 2, 2020
An NPR investigation has found two board members of the company providing COVID-19 tests to Nebraska sold nearly $1 million worth of company stock and then didn’t publicly disclose it before the legal deadline.The state’s Test Nebraska program is a... more››

December 2, 2020
The University of Nebraska Medical Center is partnering with Omaha Public Schools to test COVID-19 mitigation strategies.  The pilot project includes staff and students at three schools. Participants will be tested for the virus with saliva samples... more››

December 1, 2020
CHI Health says hospitals could be giving COVID-19 vaccinations as soon as the week of December 14th pending FDA emergency use authorization. The health system has three of the ultra-cold freezers needed to store Pfizer’s vaccine at hospitals in... more››

December 1, 2020
Nebraska surpassed one thousand deaths due to COVID-19 this week, according to the state Department of Health. At least 1,018 people have died since the start of the pandemic, including 81 in the past seven days.Dr. Mark Rupp, chief of infectious... 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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