Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Cases In Nebraska

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July 16, 2020
The Center for Rural Affairs is advocating for equal broadband internet access in Nebraska, an issue of top concern as school districts make plans to for the upcoming school year.COVID-19 has brought light to the millions of students without home... more››

July 16, 2020
New claims for unemployment benefits in Nebraska increased for the second week in a row, according to a weekly report from the Nebraska Department of Labor.About 8,200 Nebraskans filed for first-time jobless benefits last week — a 34% increase over... more››

July 15, 2020
The Nebraska State Education Association is recommending widespread use of masks as students return to school next month.Maddie Fennell is executive director of the NSEA, which released a set of guidelines for schools to use based on the level of... more››

July 15, 2020
A new report from the state Department of Health and Human Services shows the Test Nebraska initiative continues to fall short of COVID-19 testing goals. The contract with private, out-of-state companies aimed to significantly increase testing... more››

July 15, 2020
Hundreds of Omaha residents got free masks, sanitation kits, and produce at a drive-thru supply giveaway this Wednesday morning.The Latino Center of the Midlands partnered with several organizations for the event. The American Heart Association... more››


Useful Resources

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
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››
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››
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. 
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.
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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››