New program will allow for 3,000+ COVID-19 tests per day in Nebraska
Governor Pete Ricketts on Tuesday announced a new program will be set up in Nebraska that will greatly increase the state's COVID-19 testing capacity.
Governor Pete Ricketts on Tuesday announced a new program will be set up in Nebraska that will greatly increase the state’s COVID-19 testing capacity.
The initiative, called TestNebraska, will allow for up to 3,000 tests per day, Ricketts said. Currently, 600-800 tests are being completed each day statewide.
Testing tents will be set up across the state over the next five weeks in order to conduct the tests.
The goal is to shift from the entire state being quarantined to just the people that have the virus and have contacted those with the virus to be quarantined.
The initiative began in Utah and is currently being rolled out in Iowa as well.
A new website has been set up with an assessment tool and details on how to get tested: https://www.testnebraska.com/.