Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Cases In Nebraska

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July 29, 2020
Public high school students in Lincoln will start the new semester on a staggered schedule that will help reduce campus capacity by 50-percent. The decision comes after district officials consulted with local health officials about increasing new... more››


July 28, 2020
The Nebraska Legislature rejected an attempt to take control away from Gov. Pete Ricketts over federal CARES Act dollars. Senators also gave second-round approval Tuesday to changes in the state budget.Nebraska has received $1.25 billion in CARES... more››


July 28, 2020
Some Douglas County residents have been receiving messages that they have tested positive for COVID-19, despite never being tested for the virus. The recent reports of incorrect positivity notifications have prompted the Douglas County Health... more››


July 28, 2020
School districts across the state are announcing their back-to-school plans even while COVID-19 cases are on the rise in Nebraska. Recommendations from experts like the University of Nebraska Medical Center and local public health departments... more››


July 27, 2020
A mask mandate in Omaha could take effect as early as Saturday after Douglas County’s health director declared a citywide requirement similar to what’s in place in Lincoln. At Monday’s Douglas County Board of Health meeting, Dr. Adi Pour talked... more››


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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. 
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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››