Author Archives: Michael Reed

LLCHD Online Vaccine Registration Begins 8 A.M. Wednesday

LLCHD Online Vaccine Registration Begins 8 A.M. Wednesday

A new online COVID-19 vaccine registration form will be available for Lancaster County residents beginning at 8 a.m. Wednesday, January 20. The simple electronic form can be accessed at COVID19.lincoln.ne.gov. Individuals will be able to enter basic information used to help determine when they are eligible for vaccination. The information goes into a secure system and is strictly…Read more »

State Unemployment Numbers On The Rise

State Unemployment Numbers On The Rise

5,145 new regular unemployment claims and 21 new pandemic unemployment claim were filed in Nebraska last week, up 1,617. Continued unemployment claims and benefit payments also increased. Since March 29, 2020 nearly $1.2 billion in unemployment benefits have been paid.Read more »

LLCHD Reports Two Covid Deaths

LLCHD Reports Two Covid Deaths

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) today announced that two more residents have died from COVID-19.  The deaths included a man and woman in their 80s who were hospitalized. The total number of deaths in Lancaster County is now 177. LLCHD reports 144 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lancaster County today, bringing the community total…Read more »

Four Local Covid-19 Deaths Reported

Four Local Covid-19 Deaths Reported

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) today announced that four more residents have died from COVID-19.  The deaths included a woman in her 80s, a woman in her 70s, a woman in her 40s, and a man in his 50s who were all hospitalized. The total number of deaths in Lancaster County is now 165.…Read more »

Salvation Army Surpasses 2020 Goal

Salvation Army Surpasses 2020 Goal

LINCOLN, Ne – The Salvation Army of Lincoln has met their $625,000 goal for 2020. In a ceremony held on a frigid Christmas Eve morning, 2020 Tree of Lights Chair and President of Whitehead Oil Mark Whitehead lit the Star atop the Tree in front of HOME Real Estate on O Street. Whitehead reminded everyone…Read more »

Lincoln-Lancaster County Reports Three More Covid Deaths

Lincoln-Lancaster County Reports Three More Covid Deaths

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) today announced that three more residents have died from COVID-19.  The total number of deaths in Lancaster County is now 144. The deaths included two women in their 90s who were in long-term care facilities, and a woman in her 80s who was hospitalized. LLCHD reports 166…Read more »

LNK Recall Effort Comes Up Short

LNK Recall Effort Comes Up Short

LNK Recall announced today that their effort to recall the mayor and several city council members has fallen short. A news release from the group said the recall of Mayor Baird was thousands of signatures short and hundreds short for most of the targeted council members. Signatures were due by 5 p.m. today. LNK Recall,…Read more »

State To Move From “Yellow” To “Blue”

State To Move From “Yellow” To “Blue”

LINCOLN – Governor Pete Ricketts announced that the State is moving from the “yellow” to “blue” phase of its coronavirus pandemic response plan.  As a result, the State of Nebraska is issuing new Directed Health Measures (DHMs) effective 12:01 AM on Thursday, December 24, 2020.  The new DHMs change some of the restrictions put in…Read more »

Slight Increase in NE Unemployment Claims

Slight Increase in NE Unemployment Claims

New unemployment claims were up slightly last week while continued unemployment was up nearly 800 claims. Last week, the Nebraska Department of Labor announced that November’s unemployment rate was up slightly to 3.1%, but was still the lowest in the nation for the fourth straight month. Despite the increase, Nebraska’s benefit payments decreased by just over…Read more »