Author Archives: Kellan Heavican

Nebraska Department of Labor Expands Benefits For Unemployment

Nebraska Department of Labor Expands Benefits For Unemployment

The Nebraska Department of Labor (NDOL) announced today that Nebraska will begin offering the Extended Benefits (EB) program for eligible individuals who exhaust their previous unemployment benefits. Under federal law, the EB program offers up to an additional 13 weeks of benefits to individuals who have exhausted any regular unemployment benefits and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment…Read more »

Monday Morning COVID-19 Update

Monday Morning COVID-19 Update

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) announced that 8 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Lincoln Sunday, bringing the community total to 1,611. The number of deaths in the community remains at 10. The latest information can be found on the county’s dashboard.  Statewide, Monday morning Nebraska had…Read more »

Friday Morning COVID-19 Update

Friday Morning COVID-19 Update

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) announced that 14 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Lincoln Thursday afternoon, bringing the community total to 1,559. The number of deaths in the community remains at 10.  Recoveries remain at 473. The dashboard that summarizes Lancaster County COVID-19 data is on…Read more »

Roads In Southern Lancaster County May Be Impassable From Recent Storms

Roads In Southern Lancaster County May Be Impassable From Recent Storms

Lancaster County Engineer, Pam Dingman, urges extreme caution when using roads in Southern Lancaster County due to the flooding conditions from the continuing rain Several roads in Southern Lancaster County have currently experienced flooding conditions, many of them are extremely muddy and may require reduced speeds. The Lancaster County Engineering Crews are assessing the county…Read more »

ICYMI: UNL To Require Masks On Campus For Fall Courses

ICYMI: UNL To Require Masks On Campus For Fall Courses

The University of Nebraska Lincoln released framework to keep students, faculty and staff safe when classes return in the fall. Some of the major details from their “Forward to Fall” initiative include: Masks inside buildings as well as some outdoor spaces. Exceptions allow when someone is by themselves in a vehicle or room, in an…Read more »

Unemployment Claims Climb After Falling For Several Weeks

Unemployment Claims Climb After Falling For Several Weeks

Nebraska unemployment numbers rose slightly for the number of initial claims filed for the week ending June 13. Almost 5,000 (4,918) residents filed compared to 4,697 the week before. This week’s jump comes after several weeks of declining claims. Insured Unemployment dropped by 4,428 to about 56,051 claims. The full Department of Labor Report can…Read more »

Members Of One Lincoln Legion Baseball Team Test Positive For COVID-19

Members Of One Lincoln Legion Baseball Team Test Positive For COVID-19

Multiple Members of Lincoln’s Pinnacle Bank Arena Legion Baseball team have tested positive for COVID-19 as the announcement comes a day before games are allowed to begin. Lincoln Public Schools confirmed members who play on the team mostly come from Lincoln Southwest High School. Contact tracing from the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department shows none of…Read more »