Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Cases In Nebraska

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March 27, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services has announced the state's first two deaths from COVID-19. Latest news: afternoon, Douglas County Health Director Adi Pour confirmed the county's first death from the... more››

March 27, 2020
Nebraska abortion providers said Friday they are abiding by Gov. Pete Ricketts' directions to postpone elective surgery, but continuing to provide abortions on a case-by-case basis. And Ricketts announced he is easing licensing requirement to get... more››

March 27, 2020
On Thursday, Governor Pete Ricketts signed an executive order allowing non-profits in Nebraska to establish temporary daycare centers.Academic Advantage Child Development Center runs three daycares in Lincoln. The business' owners would like more... more››

March 27, 2020
The Lincoln Airport has seen around a 90% decrease in passengers on departing flights. Usually the airport has about 500-600 passengers boarding flights each day, but that number has gone down to around 50-60, and is expected to continue to fall.... more››

March 27, 2020
The Bay is a Lincoln area community center that usually offers a skateboarding park, art exhibits, and music programming. They are closed due to COVID-19, but are moving some of their programs online.The Bay will launch “Bayside Online” on April... more››


Useful Resources

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts will answer questions during a one-hour NET News town hall meeting about COVID-19 and our state’s response.This special episode of the discussion program "Speaking of Nebraska" will air Thursday at 8:... 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››
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. 
Coronavirus Live Updates from NPR
A collection of the latest news and updates on the pandemic from NPR.
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.
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››
After Ebola
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››
An interactive map provided by the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering is a great resource to track the current numbers.