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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…read more »

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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…read more »

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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…read more »

Economy

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 »

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Police Asking For Public’s Help Locating Vehicle Present At Fatal Hit-And-Run

Lincoln Police are asking for the public’s help locating a vehicle that witnessed a hit-and-run fatality. Police Officer Erin Spilker says investigators need  to speak to the occupants of a Saturn Outlook present during the hit-and-run that killed  44-year-old Sean Cover the night of March 28th, at the intersection of 38th and Holdredge. “At this…read more »