Media Contacts: Taylor Gage, (402) 471-1970Justin Pinkerman, (402) 471-1967
Governor's Media Release:
LINCOLN – This afternoon, Governor Pete Ricketts announced a new online resource to connect nurses and nurse assistants with health care facilities in Nebraska that have staffing needs.
Dr. Gary Anthone, the State's Chief Medical Officer, joined the Governor to highlight the webpage, which is on the Nebraska Center for Nursing website. Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Chief Data Strategist Ashley Newmyer also participated in the press conference to overview the State's contact tracing efforts.
Additionally, the Governor gave an update on the State's Coronavirus Relief Fund grant programs. On October 19th, Gov. Ricketts had announced the opening of grant programs to assist businesses, non-profits, and care providers affected by the pandemic. Some of these programs have now stopped accepting applications, but others—such as stabilization grants for hotels and convention centers—remain open. Nebraskans interested in applying can visit coronavirus.nebraska.gov. Dr. Gary Anthone: Online Nursing Center Resource
Ashley Newmyer: Contact Tracing
Governor Ricketts: Coronavirus Relief Fund Grant Programs
Video from this afternoon's press conference is available by clicking here.