LINCOLN, NE (STL.News) Governor Pete Ricketts held a press conference to encourage Nebraskans to sign up for the coronavirus vaccine. He noted that statewide coronavirus hospitalizations increased last week for the first time in 19 weeks. He also mentioned that Nebraska will be receiving increasing allocations of coronavirus vaccines to aid the State’s vaccination efforts.
Josie Rodriguez, Administrator for the Office of Health Disparities and Health Equity within the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services joined Gov. Ricketts for the press briefing. She talked about the disproportionate impact the virus has had on the Hispanic community in the state. She urged Nebraskans to take action immediately to get vaccinated.
Shannon Harner, executive director of the Nebraska Investment Finance Authority, also took part in today’s press conference. She provided an update on the emergency rental assistance programs available in Nebraska.
Gov. Ricketts: Coronavirus
- Last week, Nebraska’s coronavirus hospitalizations increased for the first time in 19 weeks.
- Please continue to use our tools to slow the spread of the virus, such as keeping six feet from people in public, staying home when sick, and washing hands often.
- We want to make sure all of Nebraska’s communities are getting vaccinated.