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  • Gov. Ricketts Urges Continued Precautions to Slow the Spread of Coronavirus

    November 30, 2020
    LINCOLN – This morning, Governor Pete Ricketts held a press conference at the State Capitol to provide an update on the State’s work to slow the spread of the coronavirus and protect hospitals and long-term care facilities.  The Governor reported that coronavirus hospitalizations decreased in Nebraska over the past week.  Nebraska remains in the “orange” phase of its pandemic response, which is the second most restrictive phase.  The Governor urged Nebraskans to continue taking ... read more
  • Gov. Ricketts Encourages Nebraskans to Support Local Retailers on “Small Business Saturday”

    November 25, 2020
    LINCOLN – This afternoon, Governor Pete Ricketts held a press conference at the State Capitol to provide an update on the State’s work to slow the spread of the coronavirus and protect hospitals.  The Governor reported that coronavirus hospitalizations have stabilized in recent days.  He urged Nebraskans to continue taking precautions to slow the spread of the virus, and he advised limiting the size of Thanksgiving gatherings over the holiday weekend.
  • Gov. Ricketts’ Thanksgiving Statement

    November 25, 2020
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued the following statement in observance of Thanksgiving Day, which will be celebrated November 26, 2020.
  • Gov. Ricketts, Fellow Governors Call on EPA to Revise Rule on Biogenic Carbon Emissions

    November 24, 2020
    LINCOLN – Governor Pete Ricketts recently joined the governors of Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and South Dakota to write a letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler.  The six governors urged the EPA to revise regulations on biogenic carbon emissions to recognize their negligible environmental impact.
  • Gov. Ricketts Highlights Jobs for America’s Graduates Program

    November 23, 2020
    LINCOLN – This afternoon, Governor Pete Ricketts held a press conference at the State Capitol to provide an update on the State’s work to slow the spread of the coronavirus and protect hospitals.  The Governor reminded Nebraskans of the importance of practicing good health habits as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches.  The State remains in the “orange” phase of its pandemic response, which is the second most restrictive phase.
  • Gov. Ricketts, DHHS Leaders Discuss State’s Work to Ramp Up Contact Tracing

    November 23, 2020
    LINCOLN – This afternoon, Governor Pete Ricketts held a press conference at the State Capitol to provide an update on the State’s work to slow the spread of the coronavirus and protect hospitals.  The Governor reminded Nebraskans that the State will move to the most restrictive “red” phase of its pandemic response when coronavirus hospitalizations reach 25% of staffed hospital beds in Nebraska.  Currently, the State is in the “orange” phase, which is the second most restrictive ... read more
  • Gov. Ricketts Congratulates City of Bellevue for Being Named Finalist to Host the U.S. Space Command Headquarters

    November 19, 2020
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts congratulated the City of Bellevue for being selected as one of six finalists to host the United States Space Command (USSPACECOM) headquarters.  The city’s bid proposes Offutt Air Force Base (AFB) as the supporting installation for the headquarters.
  • Gov. Ricketts Joins Two New Social Media Platforms

    November 18, 2020
    LINCOLN – Today, the Office of Governor Ricketts joined two new social media platforms, Snapchat and Parler.  The launch of these platforms will help the office keep more Nebraskans engaged and informed on the work of state government.
  • Gov. Ricketts, State’s Chief Medical Officer Overview Coronavirus Treatments

    November 17, 2020
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts held a press conference to provide an update on the State’s coronavirus response.  He reminded Nebraskans that the State will move to more restrictive health measures when coronavirus hospitalizations reach 25% of the state’s staffed hospital beds.  The Governor also renewed his call for Nebraskans to keep six feet from others in public, to wear a mask when this distance isn’t possible, and to stay home when sick.
  • Gov. Ricketts Encourages Nebraskans to Continue Good Health Habits, Support Restaurants

    November 16, 2020
    LINCOLN – Today, during a press briefing at the State Capitol, Governor Pete Ricketts provided an update on the State’s work to slow the spread of the virus and protect hospitals.  The Governor reviewed Nebraska’s recently announced plan to tighten or loosen health restrictions in phases, based on trends in coronavirus-related hospitalizations.  A chart outlining each of the five, color-coded phases is available by  ... read more