Media Contacts: Taylor Gage, (402) 471-1970Justin Pinkerman, (402) 471-1967
Governor's Media Release:
LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts held a press conference to provide an update on the State's coronavirus response. He reminded Nebraskans that the State will move to more restrictive health measures when coronavirus hospitalizations reach 25% of the state's staffed hospital beds. The Governor also renewed his call for Nebraskans to keep six feet from others in public, to wear a mask when this distance isn't possible, and to stay home when sick.
Craig Buescher, a team member with the University of Nebraska Foundation, joined the Governor at this afternoon's briefing. He shared his story of coming down with the coronavirus, being hospitalized, and dealing with symptoms as he recovers.
The State's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Gary Anthone walked through the various treatments being used to help coronavirus patients get better. He also advised Nebraskans to consider taking vitamin D supplements. Having normal vitamin D levels has been shown to help patients as they battle coronavirus.
Gov. Ricketts: Protecting Hospitals
Craig Buescher: Coronavirus Survivor Testimonial
Dr. Gary Anthone: Coronavirus Treatments
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.