Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Cases In Nebraska

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September 23, 2020
Lincoln Public Schools will transition into full-capacity school days for high schools starting October 19, unless community spread of COVID-19 increases before then.Superintendent Steve Joel announced the change at the school board meeting Tuesday... more››


September 22, 2020
Gov. Pete Ricketts says health officials are working to correct data errors on the state’s COVID-19 online dashboard.The website includes details about the pandemic in Nebraska, including the total number of cases, deaths, and hospitalizations.... more››


September 22, 2020
Thirty-one COVID-19 patients are currently hospitalized at Bryan Health in Lincoln, the highest number since June 1.Vice President of Advancement Bob Ravenscroft says the recent increase is likely due to a combination of factors, including schools... more››


September 22, 2020
A regional health official is concerned about the state’s recent guidance on when school-age children have to quarantine after a close contact with a COVID-19 case.Central District Health Department Director Teresa Anderson says the new Directed... more››


September 22, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in quarantines, businesses shutting down and more than 190,000 Nebraskans filing for unemployment benefits. It’s affected everyone across the state including nonprofits which rely on donations from the public to... 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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