Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 In Nebraska

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February 18, 2020
The Americans quarantined at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) must wait "several more days" for a definitive word on whether they contracted COVID-19, the disease borne of the new strain of coronavirus. That announcement came... more››

February 18, 2020
As Chinese kids spend more time at home to stay away from potential coronavirus infection, American teachers, including some here in Nebraska, are seeing a boost in online English language classes. Schools in China have been on winter break since... more››

February 17, 2020
UPDATE: The woman who developed a cough and was transported to the National Quarantine Center on the UNMC/Nebraska Medicine campus yesterday for COVID-19 testing does not have the virus.The Nebraska Public Health Lab gave two tests to the woman 24... more››

February 11, 2020
Allison Mollenkamp of NET News talked with Tyler Shepherd, who is in quarantine at Camp Ashland with his wife and young son.I understand you're in quarantine now. Can you tell me a little bit about the circumstances that led to you being there?So... more››

February 7, 2020
The Douglas County Health Department has established a hotline for questions from the public about the coronavirus and Nebraska’s role in quarantine.The hotline opened Thursday morning and received about 30 calls the first day. That number is... more››


Useful Resources

As the national vaccination process begins, America Amplified is gathering and curating answers from experts to questions on the minds of public radio listeners across the country.
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››
Learn more about COVID-19 in Nebraska with answers to frequently asked questions, researched by NET News reporters along with our partners at America Amplified, a community engagement journalism initiative funded by the... more››
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