ICYMI: Governor Ricketts gives a COVID-19 update to the community

We'll be posting live updates below
Gov. Press Conference 2/5/21

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN)- Governor Ricketts will be holding another press conference to update Nebraska on the COVID-19 crisis and vaccine distribution, tune in here to watch. We’ll be posting live updates below.

LIVE UPDATES: 

  • Gov. Ricketts is still in quarantine after a possible COVID-19 exposure last week–he tested negative yesterday (on day 5), on Sunday he’ll be able to leave his house (7 days).
  • Fiserv representative speaks on their presence in Nebraska
  • Variants of the coronavirus have been found in states close to us like Iowa and Colorado
  • Hospitalizations are down in NE, still need to work on getting them further down
  • Ricketts says we’ve been getting more Moderna vaccines and later this month we’ll get more vaccines from Pfizer, could possibly see the Johnson & Johnson soon
  • 97% of the first doses of the vaccine have been distributed, all health departments are in Phase 1B now
  • ANGIE LING, incident commander at DHHS: Feb. 4th was a record high for vaccination
  • Ling: 23,500 second doses will be received each week
  • DHHS will be submitting another plan for additional support in vaccination this week
  • Grand Island got around 1,000 people vaccinated on Thursday
  • Ling says they’re seeing a “slight lag” in people coming back for a second dose, wants to encourage people that you NEED to get a second dose to be FULLY vaccinated (approx. 6,000 people have not returned for the second doses)
  • More information coming next week on the Long-term Care Federal Pharmacy Program and the Retail Federal Pharmacy Program
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