THU MAR 12 COVID-19 UPDATES: Nebraska reports 11th coronavirus case
Here's a review of Thursday's local, state, and national developments in the COVID-19 outbreak:
Nebraska DHHS reports state’s 11th case.
Staying in a release that it was following the example of Omaha Public Schools, Kaneko announced it will close its galleries and postpone all public and private gatherings, beginning Saturday. Staff will work “mostly from home,” the release states, and events will be rescheduled “at some point yet to be determined.”
Omaha Metro has canceled the last ORBT open house, scheduled for Saturday. [
OPS students won't return from Spring Break on Monday as planned.
. The utility's moratorium is slated to end April 30.
as the Dow plunged more than 2,300 points, or 10%. It was the biggest drop since the Black Monday crash of 1987.
Bennington Public Schools have canceled classes Friday. A determination about classes next week is pending, a district spokesman told 6 News.
, calling them "low-risk": a Subway shop inside Walmart in Council Bluffs, and PepperJax Grill in downtown Omaha.
, restricting customers to app and drive-throughs orders only.
Papillion-La Vista Community Schools will
. Spring Break is slated to end March
1:57 p.m. -- After New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo banned gatherings of more than 500 people, Broadway theaters announced that they would close immediately and remain dark through April 12. 1:22 p.m. --UNL cancels next week's classes, ahead of Spring Break, announcing the rest of the semester will be taught remotely. [DETAILS] 1:16 p.m. -- Omaha's St. Patrick's Day parade has been canceled, but the party is still on. [DETAILS] 12:36 p.m. -- Citing concerns about the close proximity to NBA facilities after Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert tested positive for coronavirus, the NHL has suspended its season.
Omaha, I’m here in your city with my friends and heroes and am ready to play a show for you, but for all the right reasons – chiefly everyone’s safety and well-being – we have to reschedule tonight and the rest of the tour.— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) March 12, 2020
12:09 p.m. --The Big East Conference canceled its men's basketball tournament in the middle of the Creighton University game against St. John's. Omaha Lancers and Lincoln Stars, suspended its season until further notice. [DETAILS] 11:37 a.m. --The Lumineers have delayed this weekend's scheduled concert at CHI Health Center to Sept. 22.
The NHL pauses the 2019-20 season. pic.twitter.com/bCi776ZFqX— NHL (@NHL) March 12, 2020
10:45 a.m. --Big Ten Conference has canceled its men's basketball tournament over COVID-19 concerns. The announcement at nearly the same time as an identical alert for the SEC. [DETAILS] 11:22 a.m. -- Nebraska Athletics closes all home events to the public and cancels Junior Day, scheduled for Saturday. Spring football practice will continue, but no decision has made yet about the Red-White Spring Game slated in April. [DETAILS] 9:11 a.m. -- Delta Air Lines will issue waivers for Europe travelers. 8:48 a.m. -- Congress shuts down U.S. Capitol, House and Senate office buildings to public until April 1st. 8:45 a.m. --Princess Cruises suspending global operations for 60 days. 8:41 a.m. -- Stock trading temporarily halted on Wall Street after market plunge; S&P 500 falls 7%. 8:24 a.m. --Hours after he was diagnosed with Influenza A, Nebraska Basketball Coach Fred Hoiberg released statement on Twitter: CBS News shuts down its New York headquarters. — RELATED: Continuing coverage of the coronavirus outbreak
The health and safety of our fans and the people who work with us is our greatest concern. So, due to the escalating COVID-19 health concerns, we need to reschedule our upcoming shows in St Paul and Omaha. For full info click the photo below. pic.twitter.com/Ylw2ueFsSm— The Lumineers (@thelumineers) March 12, 2020