Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Cases In Nebraska

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March 17, 2020
The first cases of COVID-19 were announced in Sarpy, Knox and Lincoln Counties, along with three more in Douglas County, though none of them are considered community spread. And new rules for public gatherings are affecting bars and restaurants, as... more››


March 17, 2020
The closure of Fonner Park along with horse races in Grand Island, as a preventative measure due to coronavirus, have caused uncertainty in the central Nebraska community.Horse races were conducted as normal last weekend at Fonner Park in Grand... more››


March 17, 2020
Local grocery stores are doing what they can to keep up with demand from shoppers related to concerns from the coronavirus. One store in Gretna is having trouble staying stocked up.Latest news & resources: netNebraska.org/coronavirusExecutive... more››


March 17, 2020
Omaha has a long tradition of rowdy and crowded St. Patrick's Day bacanales, but this year promises to be the most subdued and controlled celebration ever. On a day when every bar is an Irish pub, the governor put a stop to the traditional standing... more››


March 16, 2020
Nebraska now has 18 cases of COVID-19, including one community spread case. Businesses and governments are working to adapt.Follow the latest news and resources: netNebraska.org/coronavirusState Government Introduces New Supports & Restrictions... 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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