On Jan. 25 the health department expects to receive 6,650 doses of the vaccine from the state. Dr. Pour says by the end of January or the beginning of February, they’ll be finished with phase 1A and will be able to start vaccinating people in tier 1 of phase 1B.
Low-income residents who qualify for expanded Medicaid coverage in Nebraska will have to work, volunteer, take classes, or get job training if they want access to certain health-care services starting in 2022.
Crista Eggers is a fierce advocate for medical cannabis. This week she’s celebrating the measure making it onto the November ballot in Nebraska after enough signatures were validated in the state. She says it’s been a goal and a dream she and many others have worked so long for.
In some metro school districts, students will be back in the classroom for traditional instruction. But the school environment will be anything but traditional with mask requirements and social distancing guidelines enforced. Dr. Sharon Stoolman, a pediatric hospitalist in Omaha, says students and their families should be preparing and practicing right now to make their transition into the new year as smooth as possible.
Iowa school officials have released guidelines that allow schools to reopen to normal activities as of July 1 without health checks before entering the building, no required face coverings, and no required social distancing.
Dr. Brian Boer has been treating a number of COVID-19 patients at Nebraska Medicine during the pandemic. On Wednesday afternoon, 6 News welcomed Dr. Boer for an interactive conversation with our viewers about COVID-19.
In a news conference Monday afternoon, Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert announced that an anonymous donation would allow for at least five city pools to open in coming weeks; and City Prosecutor Matt Kuhse said those who violated curfew during recent protests will have their charges dropped — if they have no serious criminal history.
Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert, Douglas County Health Director Dr. Adi Pour, and other officials gave an update on the local COVID-19 response Thursday, with news about the city's budget shortfall and the announcement that no outdoor city pools will be open this summer.