Media Contacts: Taylor Gage, (402) 471-1970Justin Pinkerman, (402) 471-1967
Governor's Media Release:
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 clicking here. Currently, Nebraska is in the “orange" phase.
The Governor reminded Nebraskans to take advantage of the option for free coronavirus testing through Test Nebraska. All Nebraskans are eligible for testing. Nebraskans can sign up, take a short health assessment, and schedule a time to get tested by visiting www.TestNebraska.com.
Gov. Ricketts also encouraged Nebraskans to support restaurants as they continue to serve customers during the pandemic. Zoe Olson, Executive Director of the Nebraska Restaurant Association, joined the Governor at this morning's press conference. She discussed the precautions restaurants are taking to help staff and customers stay healthy. She also urged Nebraskans to support restaurants as they deal with the challenges of the pandemic.
Gov. Ricketts: Protecting Hospitals
Zoe Olson: Restaurants
Video from today's press conference is available by clicking here.
To see a chart of the restrictions in each colored phase of the State's coronavirus response, click here.