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  • Stay Connected During Coronavirus

    May 22, 2020
    It’s hard to believe we’ve been battling coronavirus in Nebraska for over two months now.  I applaud Nebraskans for working together and successfully slowing the spread of the virus.  The impact of the virus has been much less severe here than in many other states.  That’s due in part to Nebraskans staying informed, following the rules, and practicing good hygiene and physical distancing.
  • Gov. Ricketts Affirms Stability of Nebraska’s Hospital System, Urges Safety over Memorial Day

    May 22, 2020
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts hosted his daily coronavirus press briefing at the State Capitol.  He reminded Nebraskans to be mindful of physical distancing and good hygiene over the Memorial Day weekend.  He also shared data confirming that the state’s hospital system continues to have plenty of capacity to treat Nebraskans who need care.
  • Gov. Ricketts’ Memorial Day Statement & Flag Status Notice

    May 22, 2020
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts, in accordance with proclamations from President Donald J. Trump, announced that all U.S. and Nebraska flags are to be flown at half-staff effective immediately until 12:00 p.m. (noon) on May 25, 2020.  The flags are being lowered to honor the victims of the coronavirus pandemic and to observe Memorial Day. 
  • Gov. Ricketts Highlights Progress on Partnership with Omaha Communities on Coronavirus Response

    May 22, 2020
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Ricketts provided an update on the State of Nebraska’s efforts to help communities in Omaha combat coronavirus disease (COVID-19).  Since early May, Governor Ricketts has been engaging leaders in North and South Omaha during the current public health emergency to help slow the spread of the virus.
  • Gov. Ricketts Comments on April Unemployment Rate

    May 22, 2020
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following the release of April’s unemployment rate numbers.  Nebraska’s unemployment rate for April was 8.3 percent.  Nebraska had the third lowest unemployment rate in the nation in April. 
  • Gov. Ricketts Announces New Directed Health Measures for June

    May 21, 2020
    LINCOLN – Today, at his daily coronavirus briefing, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that new directed health measures (DHMs) will take effect on June 1, 2020.  “Phase I” reopening DHMs will apply to the Central District Health Department (Hall, Hamilton, and Merrick counties) and Dakota County.  “Phase II” reopening DHMs, which are less restrictive, will apply to the rest of Nebraska.
  • Gov. Ricketts Announces Upcoming Test Nebraska Sites, Designates May as “Mental Health Awareness Month”

    May 20, 2020
    LINCOLN – Today, at his daily coronavirus briefing, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that Test Nebraska sites will be in seven communities next week.  Testing will occur in Beatrice, Hastings, Kearney, Lincoln, Omaha, Seward, and York.