Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 In Nebraska

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March 15, 2021
Changes to how we do things in the wake of the pandemic – in everything from how we hold public meetings to how we do mental health counseling – are advancing in the Legislature.Sen. Mike Flood is sponsoring changes to the Open Meetings Act that  ... more››


March 11, 2021
Proposals to boost affordable housing and school safety advanced in the Legislature today/Thursday. And a bill to protect meatpacking workers from COVID-19 advanced out of committee and is headed to the full Legislature for debate.Sen. Matt... more››


March 8, 2021
March 6 marks one year since the first person in Nebraska tested positive for COVID-19. To remember how this pandemic started in the state, Bill Kelly and Will Bauer report Monday's NET News Signature Story.BILL KELLY (NET News): We've both been... more››


March 3, 2021
Governor Pete Ricketts is confident some health departments across the state could soon start on the next phase of the vaccination effort as shots for people 65 years and older wind down in some areas. Phase 2-A will include people 50-64 years old... more››


February 23, 2021
Douglas County Health Director Dr. Adi Pour said Tuesday the area has seen a dramatic decrease in COVID-19 hospitalizations and new cases since the first of the year. Pour told Douglas County Commissioners the drop in numbers has been consistent,... more››


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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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