Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Cases In Nebraska

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August 31, 2020
Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts says he’s very confident in the state’s plans for handling COVID-19 in prisons, despite a sharp rise in the number of inmates testing positive.The Department of Correctional Services announced Sunday 29 inmates at the... more››


August 31, 2020
Mental health professionals say the COVID-19 pandemic likely caused a spike in Nebraskans seeking care.CHI Health reports a 40% increase in new patient referrals since mid-March, averaging nearly 200 referrals a week.Mental Health Practitioner... more››


August 28, 2020
Nebraskans who’ve suffered economic or emotional loss due to the coronavirus pandemic now have a new source they can turn to for help.The new program is funded by part of the $1.25 billion the state of Nebraska got in federal CARES Act funding.... more››


August 28, 2020
Nebraska Cornhusker sports fans are still absorbing the news that there won’t be a fall sports season because of COVID-19. In the second part of the broader conversation, NET’s Jack Williams spoke with University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor... more››


August 27, 2020
Eight Husker football players are suing the Big Ten Conference, asking a judge to invalidate the decision to cancel the fall athletic season. The athletes filed the lawsuit in Lancaster County Thursday.The court filing alleges the Big Ten... more››


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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››
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››
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