Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Cases In Nebraska

What questions do you have about COVID-19's impact in Nebraska? The NET News team will work to find answers. Click here to see what we've already addressed.

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latest news

April 8, 2020
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nebraska rose to 519 Wednesday afternoon, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. The state's online dashboard indicates nearly 8,000 Nebraskans total have been tested.At about 4,100 tests... more››

April 8, 2020
Nebraska schools have been empty for a couple weeks, with COVID-19 forcing a statewide move to remote teaching and learning. NET producer Mike Tobias talks with Nebraska Commissioner of Education Matt Blomstedt about how this is working, and other... more››

April 8, 2020
A commitment from Governor Pete Rickett's to provide more coronavirus testing for health care workers in the Grand Island had to be scaled back at the last minute when the state delivered fewer than half the promised test kits.The Department of... more››

April 7, 2020
The University of Nebraska is closing all campuses effective April 8, according to an email sent Tuesday from President Ted Carter. Latest news: cites public health models predicting a peak of COVID-19 cases... more››

April 7, 2020
A second long-term resident of the Douglas County Health Center has died from COVID-19. The woman in her 90s had other health problems and had been hospitalized after contracting the virus.Latest news: have been 25... 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. 
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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.