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 provide an update on the State's response to the coronavirus pandemic. The Governor reminded Nebraskans that updated Directed Health Measures (DHMs) took effect on Saturday, December 12th as part of the State's transition from the “orange" to “yellow" phase of its pandemic plan. The Governor reported that coronavirus hospitalizations have fallen about 30% in Nebraska since November 20th.
Bishop James Conley of the Catholic Diocese of Lincoln joined the Governor for this morning's press briefing. He shared a reflection on Advent and talked about how the Catholic Church in southern Nebraska has navigated the coronavirus pandemic over the past year.
Sheri Dawson, Director of the Division of Behavioral Health in the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), emphasized the critical importance of Nebraskans monitoring their mental health this holiday season.
Additionally, Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Director Rhonda Lahm provided information on how the DMV is helping older Nebraskans safely and conveniently renew their driver's licenses.
Gov. Ricketts: Importance of Religion to Nebraska
Bishop Conley: Navigating the Pandemic
Sheri Dawson: Behavioral Health
Gov. Ricketts: Driver's License Renewal
Rhonda Lahm: Driver's License Renewal
Video from today's press conference is available by clicking here.