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Nebraska records third coronavirus death, a Lincoln County man in his 90s

A Lincoln County man in his 90s has become the third person in Nebraska to die from the coronavirus. The man had underlying health issues, according to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. Nebraska’s first two deaths involved a 59-year-old man from Omaha and a Hall County woman in her 60s. Dr. Gary […]

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Ricketts: April will be another ‘tough month’ for Nebraska

Grant Schulte, Associated Press Updated 8:32 pm EDT, Monday, March 30, 2020 A nurse in protective gear tests for the COVID-19 and coronavirus virus at a drive-through test location at Bryant Health’s LifePointe campus in Lincoln, Neb., Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Testing was by appointment only. less A nurse in protective gear tests for the COVID-19 […]

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Maps of Nebraska, Iowa show the number of coronavirus cases county-by-county

© Provided by KETV Omaha COVID map As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States continues to climb, we’re tracking the number of cases in Nebraska and Iowa. TOP STORIES FROM KETV: Gov. Ricketts to provide COVID-19 update Monday afternoon 2 Douglas County Health Center residents test positive for COVID-19 Tent to […]

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Nebraska Medicine sets up tent for the emergency department to keep all patients safe

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) — Doctors at Nebraska Medicine expect our surge of patients with symptoms of COVID-19 should hit our area sometime around mid-April or mid-May. Doctors say it’s really hard to pin down exactly when that will happen, but officials are preparing. They’ve set up a tent outside of the emergency department at the […]

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Nebraska Medicine installs surge tent outside emergency department

© Provided by Lincoln & Hastings-Krny KOLN Nebraska Medicine has installed a temporary surge tent to add additional bed capacity in the event of an influx of patients due to COVID-19. OMAHA, Neb. (KOLN) Nebraska Medicine has installed a temporary surge tent to add additional bed capacity in the event of an influx of patients […]

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Omaha zoo donates mobile hand-washing stations to homeless shelter with Rep. Bacon’s help

Omaha residents without homes face unique challenges in avoiding the novel coronavirus and slowing its spread, from seeking safe shelter to washing up. Even finding a sink to wash their hands is hard because of the closings of businesses and libraries. That’s why officials with the Open Door Mission were relieved Monday to receive four […]

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Nebraska Company Allegedly Blames ‘Slanty Eyed C*nts’ for Shutdown Due to COVID-19

An electrical contracting company based in Omaha, Nebraska has reportedly blamed Asians and Asian Americans for its closure as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. JRG Electric, which is owned by a man named John Goepfert III, shared a photo of a sign hanging in front of a store that says, “Closed due to slanty […]

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Nebraska Medicine consolidates labor, delivery to free up beds for COVID-19 patients

Nebraska Medicine is consolidating its labor and delivery services as it prepares for a surge of patients being treated for COVID-19. As of Saturday, all patients with scheduled due dates at Bellevue Medical Center will deliver on level four of University Tower at Nebraska Medical Center. It is not known yet how long this change […]

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MONDAY COVID-19 UPDATES: Omaha parking meters no longer enforced

(WOWT) — Below is a review of Monday’s local, state, and national developments in the COVID-19 outbreak. 3:05 p.m. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is encouraging Americans to only flush toilet paper, not disinfecting wipes, in order to keep wastewater management systems working. 2 p.m. — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts will hold his daily […]

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Nebraska’s first coronavirus death is longtime Realtor

When the Marasco family discovered that Ralph Marasco, a 59-year-old veteran of the Omaha real estate industry and a Realtor with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Ambassador Real Estate, had passed away in his sleep, they assumed it was due to heart failure. In the early 2000s, Marasco suffered a major heart attack, and was told […]

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