Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 In Nebraska

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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››

February 15, 2021
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is shifting from requiring everyone on campus to be tested for COVID-19 every two weeks to a more randomized system that starts on Thursday.“A computer will generate from the available list of all our students,... more››

February 15, 2021
Donald Trump won two-thirds of the vote in rural areas in the last two presidential elections — highlighting what some see as a growing divide between rural and urban America.Now, a Washington, D.C., based think tank suggests the Biden... more››

February 11, 2021
The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services says a new Federal Retail Pharmacy Program is activating this week to give COVID-19 vaccines.The federal pharmacy program will start with 36 locations in Nebraska and will concentrate on... more››

February 9, 2021
The Omaha City Council has formally extended its mask mandate through May 25th even as COVID numbers in the community continue to decline. Council voted 7-0 Tuesday to extend the mandate that includes people five years and older in indoor public... 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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