Media Contacts: Taylor Gage, (402) 471-1970Justin Pinkerman, (402) 471-1967
Governors Media Release:
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. The Governor announced that the first coronavirus vaccines are on track to arrive in Nebraska the week of December 13-19, 2020.
Gov. Ricketts also reported that coronavirus hospitalizations in Nebraska are currently at 869. This is down from a high of 987 on November 20th. Nebraska remains in the “orange" phase of its pandemic response, which is the second most restrictive phase. The Governor reminded Nebraskans to be thoughtful when planning holiday gatherings to protect at-risk loved ones. He also urged Nebraskans to stay home when sick to reduce the risk of spreading the virus.
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Incident Commander Angie Ling joined the Governor to discuss the State's vaccination plan. She announced that the federal government has forecasted Nebraska to receive about 100,000 doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines (combined) by the end of December. The arrival of the vaccines is contingent on final approval from federal regulatory agencies.
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Video from today's press conference is available by clicking here.