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April 9, 2020
Gov. Ricketts (podium) and Lincoln Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird (far left) at today’s press conference.

Gov. Ricketts Proclaims “21 Days to Stay Home and Stay Healthy” & Unveils Six Rules to Keep Nebraska Healthy

Watch the video by clicking here. LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts proclaimed April 10-30, 2020 as “21 Days to Stay Home and Stay Healthy in Nebraska” during his daily press briefing on the State’s response to the ongoing pandemic. Infectious disease experts project that the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak will […]
April 3, 2020
Gov. Ricketts reviews Google data on social mobility in Nebraska at today’s press briefing.

Gov. Ricketts Reiterates Importance of Social Distancing, Overviews Programs to Aid Businesses, & Announces Guidance for Faith-Based Organizations

Watch the video by clicking here. LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts reinforced the importance of social distancing during his daily coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic response briefing. Dr. James Lawler, infectious diseases expert and director of the Global Center for Health Security at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), joined […]
March 25, 2020

Gov. Ricketts Thanks Legislature for Approving COVID-19 Emergency Funds, Temporarily Suspends Evictions for Impacted Nebraskans

Watch video of today’s press conference by clicking here. LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts signed LB 1198, a bill that provides emergency funding to help the State of Nebraska combat coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). “I am grateful to State Senators for coming together to approve the emergency funding,” said Gov. […]
March 25, 2020

Gov. Ricketts Encourages Business Flexibility during COVID-19 Emergency

Watch the video by clicking here LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts hosted a Facebook Live event to discuss ideas on flexibly continuing business operations during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. He was joined by Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) Director Tony Goins; Natalie Micale, Owner of Oh Hello! ad […]