Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Cases In Nebraska

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August 17, 2020
Lincoln Public Schools started remote learning Monday for students who chose that option, and parents and teachers have reported difficulties getting connected. Problems shared with NET include not receiving Zoom links from teachers, not seeing the... more››


August 13, 2020
The Nebraska Legislature passed major bills on taxes and abortion restrictions Thursday, and engaged in debate about masks, as senators wrapped up their 2020 session.The tax bill would give people a credit on their income taxes to offset a portion... more››


August 13, 2020
Face coverings will be encouraged, but not required, at the Nebraska State Fair this year. The modified event is scheduled to begin August 28.Fair Board President Beth Smith says safety is the top priority."We know we can have a safe event," Smith... more››


August 13, 2020
Top officials say the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is completely committed to the Big Ten Conference, as the NCAA’s health advisors say it’s not safe to play football this year.When the Big Ten announced it was cancelling fall athletics, Husker... more››


August 13, 2020
Lincoln Public Schools announced Thursday a number of students are quarantining after a confirmed positive case of COVID-19 at Southwest High School. The district emailed families about the case "on our freshmen football team" and said the person... 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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