Media Contacts: Taylor Gage, (402) 471-1970Justin Pinkerman, (402) 471-1967
Governor's Media Release:
LINCOLN – This morning, Governor Pete Ricketts hosted a press conference at the State Capitol to discuss the State's response to the coronavirus pandemic. The Governor reported that coronavirus hospitalizations are now below 20% of staffed hospital beds in Nebraska. The State continues to be in the “orange" phase of its coronavirus response plan. If coronavirus hospitalizations are below the 20% threshold for seven days (rolling average), Nebraska will move to the “yellow" phase and loosen restrictions in the State's Directed Health Measures.
The Governor also announced that the State has updated its coronavirus vaccination plan to clarify the groups prioritized for immunization. Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Incident Commander Angie Ling joined the Governor to overview the latest version of the plan. She also called on Nebraskans to get their annual flu shot as a way to help hospitals preserve capacity to care for coronavirus patients.
Gov. Ricketts: Test Nebraska
Angie Ling: Flu Vaccination
Angie Ling: Coronavirus Vaccination
Video from today's press conference is available by clicking here.