Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 In Nebraska

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February 19, 2021
Arguments about personal choice and the economic benefits of legalizing marijuana were met with health and law enforcement concerns in a public hearing Friday. And Senators considered a proposal to give local public health departments the power to... more››

February 18, 2021
A proposal to protect businesses and others from lawsuits over COVID drew pushback from opponents in a legislative hearing Thursday. And a proposal to build a new prison ran into skeptical questions and opposition.Sen. Tom Briese introduced a bill... more››

February 18, 2021
State health officials say the bad weather is slowing the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines to Nebraska. The state was to have received more than 30,000 doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines this week, but so far, that hasn’t happened.“The majority... more››

February 17, 2021
It’s a debate you’ll probably hear more of in the coming months; do you have to wear a mask even if you’ve already been vaccinated? Doctors with CHI Nebraska say until we know more about how the virus transmits, masks should stay on.For people who... more››

February 16, 2021
Lincoln and Lancaster County educators could be in line to get their COVID-19 vaccines in just a few weeks under a plan announced Tuesday by Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird. Some local teachers are upset they’re at the tail-end of the Phase 1-B group to... 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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