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14 COVID-19 Cases in Lincoln – 3 Community Spread

14 COVID-19 Cases in Lincoln – 3 Community Spread

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) announced that one of the two lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Lincoln Friday is travel related, and one is community acquired, or community spread. A man in his 70s went on a cruise March 8, returning to port in New York City March…

Governor Ricketts Expands Covid-19 Health Measures – Entire State

Governor Ricketts Expands Covid-19 Health Measures – Entire State

Governor Pete Ricketts announced the State’s ninth COVID-19 related Directed Health Measure (DHM), which adds the remaining counties not already under one.  The DHM will be in effect beginning Friday, April 3rd at 10:00pm and will last until May 11th unless renewed. “Now that we have seen community spread across the state, the State is applying…

CHI Introduces Instant Message Chatline To Help Address COVID-19 Concerns

CHI Introduces Instant Message Chatline To Help Address COVID-19 Concerns

CHI Health has introduced a new service to help those who think they have COVID-19. Division Director for Patient Access at CHI Health, Mikey Brewer, says the service is called Provider Chat and will be available to those who fill out CHI’s online COVID-19 screening questionnaire and are flagged as needing a follow-up. “They’ll be…

Another Week For Record Unemployment Claims

Another Week For Record Unemployment Claims

Nebraska saw another record-setting surge in unemployment claims last week as the new coronavirus forced more businesses to close and lay off workers. The U.S. Department of Labor says Nebraska officials received 24,572 unemployment claims during the week that ended March 29. The previous record of 15,700 was set in the prior week as state…

Latest Local COVID-19 Update: 14 Cases Confirmed in Lincoln Area

Latest Local COVID-19 Update: 14 Cases Confirmed in Lincoln Area

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) announced that two lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 in Lincoln have been reported, bringing the community’s total to 14.   The cases are individuals in their 20s and 70s, one of which was confirmed as a community spread case. Additionally, a case yesterday was confirmed as being community spread,…

University of Nebraska System To Allow COVID-19 Patients Into Dorms

University of Nebraska System To Allow COVID-19 Patients Into Dorms

Dormitories at all three University of Nebraska campuses could be used as additional “bed space” for COVID-19 patients. Governor Pete Ricketts announced the new partnership between the state and the University System at Thursday’s Coronavirus briefing. “The plan for these beds is to be able to use them for folks who need to quarantine and…

NSAA: Spring Activities Canceled for School Year

NSAA: Spring Activities Canceled for School Year

After the governor’s Directed Health Measure (DHM) Monday, all that was left for the Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) to do was make it official. The NSAA said in a statement Thursday that all remaining “activity practices and competitions, including district and state competitions, have been cancelled for this school year.” On Wednesday, Governor Pete…

Cam Mack Officially Done as Husker

Cam Mack Officially Done as Husker

Point guard Cam Mack has officially moved on from Nebraska men’s basketball. The news is somewhat expected: Mack declared for the NBA Draft in March, and added that he would be keeping his eligibility throughout, something that kept the door open for a return to Lincoln. But today’s news of Mack entering the transfer portal dashed…

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