Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 In Nebraska

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February 9, 2021
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, hundreds of meatpacking plants across the country have struggled to contain outbreaks. Many of the hardest-hit plants are in the Midwest and Great Plains, where the virus initially spread on crowded... more››

February 8, 2021
Steve Larimore was hoping to triple the size of his garden this year. Once the seed catalog arrived at his home near Bend, Ore., Larimore excitedly got his order together. He then went online and began adding the different seed varieties to his... more››

February 4, 2021
Across the country physicians have seen a significant decline in flu numbers compared to recent years. Manager for Infection at Bryan Health, Larry Krebsbach, said there has not been a single confirmed case of influenza at Bryan this year. Since... more››

February 2, 2021
As vaccines start to roll out throughout the state, Lincoln Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird said she has received many questions from the community, wanting to know when they will be able to get their vaccine. Gaylor Baird said the state of Nebraska... more››

February 1, 2021
What rules should be in place for expanded gambling in Nebraska? And should local common sense or statewide engineering standards determine speed limits? Those were among questions raised in hearings in the Nebraska Legislature Monday.Sen. Tom... 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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