Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 In Nebraska

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December 8, 2020
The Central District Health Department, which includes Grand Island, said COVID-19 related deaths have increased over the last few weeks, with 104 deaths since the start of the pandemic. Health Director Teresa Anderson said COVID-19 case numbers... more››

December 8, 2020
The Douglas County Board Tuesday endorsed legislation to let local public health districts issue directed health measures without getting approval from the state.The question of how much power the state’s local public health districts have to issue... more››

December 8, 2020
Local hospital officials say it's still too soon to know if the Thanksgiving holiday will cause an increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations.CHI Health CEO Cliff Robertson says risk is still incredibly high even though hospitalizations have gone down... more››

December 7, 2020
Governor Pete Ricketts says he thinks hospitalizations are down because Nebraskans are taking more precautions against COVID-19. And University of Nebraska President Ted Carter says enrollment is increasing, despite the pandemic.As of Sunday, 768... more››

December 3, 2020
The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services has updated directions to shorten how long Nebraskans should quarantine after exposure to COVID-19.The change follows the CDC's recommendation Wednesday based on new research.The incubation... more››


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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. 
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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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