Media Contacts: Taylor Gage, (402) 471-1970Justin Pinkerman, (402) 471-1967
Governor's Media Release:
LINCOLN – This afternoon, Governor Pete Ricketts hosted a press conference to give an update on the State's response to the pandemic. He reported that coronavirus-related hospitalizations continue to increase across the state, rising to a high of 885 this week. The Governor urged Nebraskans to avoid the “Three Cs" and to use other tools to slow the spread of the virus, such as wearing masks, social distancing, and staying home when sick.
Ann and Steve Schrader of Omaha joined the Governor to share their family's experience with the illness. After getting the virus, Steve spent 19 days on a ventilator before his health improved.
The Governor also recognized November 8-14, 2020 as Nurse Practitioner Week in Nebraska, and he presented a ceremonial proclamation to Nebraska Nurse Practitioner President Tara Whitmire. Tara highlighted the excellent work being done by the 2,300 nurse practitioners in Nebraska to care for patients during the pandemic.
Gov. Ricketts: Hospital Data & “Three Cs" Reminder
Ann & Steve Schrader: Coronavirus Survivor Testimonial
Tara Whitmire: Nurse Practitioner Week
Gov. Ricketts: Holiday Reminder
Video from this afternoon's press conference is available by clicking here.