Nebraska's total number of positive tests for COVID-19 climbed to 447 as of 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, with 7,269 people having been tested. Nebraska also recorded an additional COVID-19-related death in Hall County, a woman in her 60s who was hospitalized.
LINCOLN — Gov. Pete Ricketts will provide his daily briefing on the state's coronavirus response at 2 p.m. Tuesday as COVID-19 cases have now spread to 36 of the state's 93 counties.
The Central District Health Department reported Hall County's second COVID-19-related death Tuesday morning. The woman, who was in her 60s, was hospitalized.
Laser Bear Industries has created more than 200 face shields for four health care facilities since starting production last week.
My boyfriend and his ex-wife (currently divorcing) still have a lot of contact because they share two dogs that go between houses. Every time they talk/exchange dogs, it turns into a fight.
The relatively late start of both companies means the bulk of their production will come online in May, possibly missing the peak load of cases expected by most U.S. health officials in mid-April.
Additional state resources are flowing to the central Nebraska area with a growing number of coronavirus cases. The state will provide more staff to track down those who came into contact with infected people, work with Grand Island employers on quarantining sick workers and communicate to the public the need to stay home and practice social distancing.
None of Omaha's three health systems reported being in the kind of dire straits that have emerged in places harder hit by the virus. But staying on the hunt for those supplies with demand high across the country is a challenge.
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The collection site is not open to the general public. Only those with a lab testing order from a Nebraska Medicine provider will be swabbed.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, who is advising President Donald Trump on the coronavirus pandemic, said that Nebraska and Iowa are doing the functional equivalent of stay-at-home orders and that their measures incorporate “a lot of things” that other states are doing.
Approximately 2,500 gallons of hand sanitizer have been produced by inmates, according to state prison officials.
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Monday expanded business closures to include malls, bowling alleys and playgrounds and instructed police to enforce her order prohibiting gatherings of more than 10 people as the coronavirus pandemic intensified and broadened in the state.
Five residents who recently tested positive were transferred to a facility in Lincoln.
At noon Sunday, when the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services posted its latest figures, 363 Nebraskans were COVID-19 positive, up from 323 Saturday night.
The shield is intended to provide health care workers with an extra layer of protection from contagion and help conserve limited supplies of protective gear.
Through a series of neighborhood tai chi practices, Rita Otis hopes she can help her neighbors take their minds off of stress and anxieties during the coronavirus outbreak.
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"This mask is not apples to apples with the N95," developer Chris Hughes said. But it's still designed with a high degree of protection in mind.
Drinking a smoothie is a great way to get lots of nutrition in a tasty treat, and in the hot summer months, they tend to sound even more enticing.
I love my wonderful husband, but lately he is being too dramatic about COVID-19. He reminds me five times a day to wash my hands. He is also putting disinfectant wipes in my car. What really bothers me is that he is telling me to sleep in a different room than him!
Mayor Jean Stothert and other public officials on Friday admonished park visitors to stop gathering in large groups.
Gov. Pete Ricketts said he’s not in favor of releasing inmates and that Corrections is taking adequate safeguards to ensure that the coronavirus doesn’t invade state prisons. A representative of the union that represents corrections officers and youth treatment center workers said more needs to be done.
The pandemic will create new needs for Omaha, and the city's giving community is planning to respond — perhaps in new ways.
Norma Guthrie, 97, broke her hip and is recuperating in an Omaha nursing home. Her husband, Chuck, 98, stopped by every day until the coronavirus arrived and visits were prohibited.