Author Archives: Kellan Heavican

Wednesday COVID-19 Update

Wednesday COVID-19 Update

Lab-confirmed cases reported today:  34 Total number of cases: 28,327 Deaths reported today: 0 Total number of deaths: 221 Recoveries: 13,958 Weekly positivity rate: February 21 through 27:  22 percent February 28 through March 3:  17.1 percent Hospitalizations for COVID-19 positive patients: 38 with 24 from Lancaster County (one on a ventilator) and 14 from…Read more »

Mayor’s Interfaith Prayer Breakfast Set for April 7

Mayor’s Interfaith Prayer Breakfast Set for April 7

The public is invited to attend the 37th annual Mayor’s Interfaith Prayer Breakfast, which will be presented online from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, April 7.  The theme is “Faith, Spirituality, and the Struggle for Racial Justice.” To register and learn more about the free event, visit http://bit.ly/RSVP-2021-Breakfast. The program will feature a conversation between keynote speakers Parker…Read more »

City’s COVID-19 Risk Dial Remains In Mid Yellow

City’s COVID-19 Risk Dial Remains In Mid Yellow

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) today announced that the COVID-19 Risk Dial will remain in mid-yellow for a third consecutive week as key indicators have leveled off.  The yellow position on the dial means that the risk of the virus spreading in the community is moderate.  On the color-coded…Read more »

Tuesday COVID-19 Update

Tuesday COVID-19 Update

Lab-confirmed cases reported today:  83 Total number of cases: 28,293 Deaths reported today: 0 Total number of deaths: 221 Recoveries: 13,812 Weekly positivity rate: February 21 through 27:  22 percent February 28 through March 2:  not available Hospitalizations for COVID-19 positive patients: 40 with 25 from Lancaster County (two on ventilators) and 15 from other…Read more »

LPD Identifies Man Found In Trailer Home Monday Afternoon

LPD Identifies Man Found In Trailer Home Monday Afternoon

The Lincoln Police Department is continuing the investigation of a suspicious death discovered on March 1st, 2021 in the 4200 block of N 20th Street. The victim has been identified as 33-year-old James Shekie of Lincoln. His death is being investigated as a homicide. The family of the deceased has been notified. We extend our…Read more »

Delta Flights to Minneapolis Return to LNK Airport

Delta Flights to Minneapolis Return to LNK Airport

Two daily Delta flights from Lincoln Airport (LNK) to Minneapolis (MSP) will begin May 26, 2021. These new flights will provide travelers access to Delta’s worldwide network. Tickets are available now at delta.com. “Delta has long been a valuable partner to LNK and an imperative resource for businesses and individuals throughout Lincoln and southeast Nebraska.…Read more »

New COVID-19 Vaccine Trial In Omaha Hopes To Focus On Pregnant Women, Kids

New COVID-19 Vaccine Trial In Omaha Hopes To Focus On Pregnant Women, Kids

Physician-scientists in Omaha will be on the leading edge of research to ensure a safe, effective COVID-19 vaccine for pregnant women and children. The Child Health Research Institute (CHRI), a pediatric research partnership between University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, will be leading two new COVID-19 vaccine trials in…Read more »

Monday Afternoon COVID-19 Update

Monday Afternoon COVID-19 Update

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) today announced that 27 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Lancaster County, bringing the community total to 28,210. The total number of deaths in the community remains at 221. Visit lincoln.ne.gov/COVID19dashboard to access a dashboard that summarizes Lancaster County COVID-19 data. LLCHD also released the following information…Read more »