The Trump administration won a court ruling Tuesday upholding its plan to require insurers and hospitals to disclose the actual prices for common tests and procedures in a bid to promote competition and push down costs.
TestNebraska has released the locations, dates and times for testing scheduled for the week of June 8. The State has announced that it will begin phasing in test scheduling for all Nebraska residents, including those who previously completed the online assessment, but did not qualify to complete the test.
Up until Wednesday, the West Central District Health Department had confirmed COVID-19 cases in only Lincoln County. As of Wednesday, the count is up to 38 total, with a first case out of Thomas County.
Additional cases of COVID-19 to report from the area just south of the West Central District Health Department. The three new cases are being reported from Furnas County, Frontier County and Hitchcock County.
The Nebraska National Guard administered COVID-19 tests in Lexington several days in the last week, and Dawson County has seen an increase in cases in that time frame. Lexington community members are worried about the city's Tyson meat packing plant
A state clerical error made folks in Logan County think they had their first case of COVID 19. Shannon Vanderheiden with West Central District Health Department says the Logan County case was entered into the electronic tracking system incorrectly by another department.
Governor Pete Ricketts announced that the State’s eighth COVID-19 related Directed Health Measure (DHM) includes Antelope, Arthur, Boyd, Brown, Cherry, Holt, Hooker, Keya Paha, Knox, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, Pierce, Rock, and Thomas counties.
Two Lincoln County people are now hospitalized with COVID-19 in North Platte. Public health officials say a man in his 90s and woman in her 80s are at Great Plains Health. There are now five confirmed cases in Lincoln County.
By Department of Correctional Services News Release
Cornhusker State Industries, which operates the industry shops for the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services, will soon begin producing hand sanitizer for utilization by staff members and distribution to other state agencies.
Raquel Espinoza with Union Pacific Railroad confirmed the 20-year-old man in Lincoln County with COVID-19 is an employee with the railroad. She says he contracted the disease after he had contact with another UPPR employee with the disease,
Health officials identify two more people in Lincoln County with COVID-19 which adds up to three total cases in the region. WCDHD Executive Director, Shannon Vanderheiden, still says the Coronavirus is not-community spread.