Author Archives: Kellan Heavican

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…Read more »

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,…Read more »

LPS Announces Graduation Tentatively Moved To July

LPS Announces Graduation Tentatively Moved To July

In line with Governor Pete Rickett’s latest directed health measure, Lincoln Public School announced they will continue online learning until May 31.  And with that, LPS said they will be moving graduation to July 26.  Below is an email sent from Superintendent Dr. Steve Joel to families. Lincoln Public Schools families, Last night, Nebraska Governor…Read more »

Allergy Season Is Here, Data Shows It Could Be A Long One

Allergy Season Is Here, Data Shows It Could Be A Long One

Pollen counts are climbing as warmer weather settles in meaning the allergy season is just beginning. “We’re seeing a lot of people with the runny nose, the cough, the itchy eyes and some even have a sore throat from the post nasal drip.” Dr. Aaron Robinson, otolaryngologist at CHI Health tells KLIN News. “These are super…Read more »

COVID-19 FAQs: Take Out Food, Packages, Money, Intimacy

COVID-19 FAQs: Take Out Food, Packages, Money, Intimacy

The newsroom has received several calls about how COVID-19 may affect our daily lives and what we should expect with day-to-day activities.  Here are some answers: How does social distancing affect intimacy with family members? UNMC Dr. Sharon Medcalf explains there’s a greater risk for family members to come in contact with germs when they leave…Read more »

Bryan Health Limits Visitors At Facilities

Bryan Health Limits Visitors At Facilities

Effective Friday, April 3, Bryan Health will further restrict visitation by no longer allowing visitors to patients in our facilities and clinics. A healthy, adult support person will be allowed in a few limited circumstances: Patient arriving at either emergency department (limited to one, if needed) Bryan Family Birthplace (limited to one labor partner) NICU…Read more »

Fourth Death Reported In Nebraska From COVID-19

Fourth Death Reported In Nebraska From COVID-19

The fourth death related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was reported to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The person was a Buffalo County resident in his 90s . Community transmission was identified in Adams and Buffalo Counties. Community transmission is when people have COVID-19 but public health officials are unable to…Read more »

UNL Cancels In-Person Commencement, Live Stream Options Available

UNL Cancels In-Person Commencement, Live Stream Options Available

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln announced it’s canceling in-person commencement on May 9. Chancellor Ronnie Green made the video-announcement on the web. The May 2020 graduation celebration will be an all-university digital experience on May 9 to include undergraduate, masters, professional, doctoral and law students. The Livestream guest speaker John Cook where we’ll confer degrees.Read more »