Media Contacts: Taylor Gage, (402) 471-1970Justin Pinkerman, (402) 471-1967
Governor's Media Release:
LINCOLN – This morning, Governor Pete Ricketts held a press conference to provide an update on the State's coronavirus response. He announced that the State will soon issue revised Directed Health Measures (DHMs). The updated DHMs will change the quarantine requirements for individuals who've recently received a positive antibody test.
Felicia Quintana-Zinn, Deputy Director of Public Health for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), joined the Governor to share data confirming the safety and effectiveness of the coronavirus vaccines.
The Governor also announced two new initiatives the State is undertaking to support military families and veterans. Jason Jackson, Director of the Nebraska Department of Administrative Services (DAS), announced the launch of the State's new Military Spouse Transition Program. The program helps military spouses identify job leads in state government after moving to Nebraska.
Nichole Reiner, Chief Strategy Officer with the Nebraska Department of Economic Development, spoke about the State's new participation in the Department of Defense (DoD) SkillBridge Initiative. Through SkillBridge, the State of Nebraska is helping to connect service members with state agencies and private employers in search of skilled professionals. SkillBridge participants earn job skills and real-world experience to help guide their entry into the Nebraska workforce. Any service member or Nebraska employer is eligible to participate in the program, which can be tailored to any career or industry, at no cost.
Gov. Ricketts: Directed Health Measures
Felicia Quintana-Zinn: Coronavirus
Jason Jackson: Military Spouse Transition Program
Nichole Reiner: Veterans' SkillBridge Initiative
Video from this morning's press conference is available by clicking here.