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 at the State Capitol to provide an update on the State's work to slow the spread of the coronavirus and protect hospitals and long-term care facilities. The Governor reported that coronavirus hospitalizations decreased in Nebraska over the past week. Nebraska remains in the “orange" phase of its pandemic response, which is the second most restrictive phase. The Governor urged Nebraskans to continue taking precautions to slow the spread of the virus as the weather grows colder and people spend more time indoors.
Nebraska Department of Veterans' Affairs (NDVA) Director John Hilgert joined Gov. Ricketts for today's press briefing. Director Hilgert tested positive for the coronavirus in May, and he described his experience recovering from it. He also provided an update on the protocols that have been put in place to slow the spread of the virus at Nebraska's veterans' homes.
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Video from today's press conference is available by clicking here.