Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Cases In Nebraska

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March 18, 2020
Gov. Pete Ricketts assured Nebraskans about the state’s food supply, and clarified policies on restaurants, day cares, and other businesses in a news conference Wednesday.Ricketts said Nebraska is facing an unprecedented situation with the spread... more››

March 18, 2020
Health officials announced today all restaurants and bars in Douglas County will be asked to move to takeout only after a second community spread case of COVID-19 was found in Omaha and hospitals in Omaha have formed a virtual unified command to... more››

March 18, 2020
The Lincoln Police Department has extra cleaning procedures in place at their precincts as the new coronavirus disease COVID-19 spreads through Nebraska. They are also asking people who call for help if they have symptoms of coronavirus or have... more››

March 18, 2020
Rural Nebraskan hospitals are equipped with enough supplies to handle a small amount of COVID-19 cases, but that may not be enough if the virus becomes more widespread.University of Nebraska Medical Center Chancellor Jeffrey Gold said even urban... more››

March 17, 2020
Lincoln Public Schools is extending the official cancellation of classes from the end of this week into the indefinite future, according to a statement from the district Tuesday evening. Latest news & resources: 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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