COVID-19 coverage
COVID-19 coverage

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden entered the White House promising to stop the twin health and economic crises caused by COVID-19, but $1.9 trillion and countless initiatives later he’s confronting the limits of what Washington can achieve when some state and local governments are unwil…

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration’s embattled plan to dispense COVID-19 booster shots to most Americans faced its first major hurdle Friday as a government advisory panel met to decide whether to endorse extra doses of the Pfizer vaccine.

There are 415 active COVID-19 hospitalizations in Nebraska, up 36 from the previous week, according to the latest weekly numbers reported Wednesday by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

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STORRS, Conn. (AP) — At most of the largest U.S. public universities, students are under no obligation to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Some schools do require vaccines, but with leniency for those who opt out. Still others have expelled students who do not comply.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The share of Americans living in poverty rose slightly as the COVID-19 pandemic shook the economy last year, but massive relief payments pumped out by Congress eased hardship for many, the Census Bureau reported Tuesday.

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. said Tuesday it will offer a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine to everyone over age 50 and other vulnerable people after an an expert panel said the boosters were needed to protect against waning immunity this winter.

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Several hundred people line up every morning, starting before dawn, on a grassy area outside Nairobi’s largest hospital hoping to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Sometimes the line moves smoothly, while on other days, the staff tells them there’s nothing available, and they s…

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mary Taboniar went 15 months without a paycheck, thanks to the COVID pandemic. A housekeeper at the Hilton Hawaiian Village resort in Honolulu, the single mother of two saw her income completely vanish as the virus devastated the hospitality industry.

There are 342 active COVID-19 hospitalizations in Nebraska, up 28 from the previous week, according to the latest weekly numbers reported Wednesday by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

MADISON — With what appears to be a resurgence of the coronavirus in parts of the United States, including Nebraska, the Madison County Board of Commissioners reviewed its COVID-19 protocol for county employees on Tuesday.

The Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department is offering the third dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines to immunocompromised individuals at its vaccine clinics in Norfolk, West Point and Tekamah, the department said in a press release. Call 402-529-2233 to schedule an appointment.

COVID-19 cases are rising again in Northeast Nebraska, and less than 50% of the state’s population has been vaccinated. These factors and the rise of the Delta variant mean getting vaccinated is still crucial, according to doctors at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.

There are 125 active COVID-19 hospitalizations in Nebraska, up 28 from last week, according to the latest weekly numbers reported Wednesday by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

Governments and businesses are scrambling to change course following new federal guidance calling for the return of mask wearing in virus hot spots amid a dramatic spike in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations nationwide.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was expected to backpedal Tuesday on its masking guidelines and recommend that even vaccinated people wear masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the coronavirus is surging, a federal official said.

The Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department identified a case of the Delta variant of COVID-19 within the district. Other specimens of COVID-19 in the district are being tested to identify possible additional cases, according to a press release.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County residents will again be required to wear masks indoors, regardless of their vaccination status, while the University of California system said that students, faculty and staff must be inoculated against the coronavirus to return to campuses.

O’NEILL — The North Central District Health Department has been notified that the Delta COVID-19 variant has been identified as having infected someone living in the NCDHD health district.

O’NEILL — The North Central District Health Department has clinic times available for walk-ins seeking COVID-19 vaccinations. Those who already have a scheduled appointment time for a clinic should arrive at that scheduled time. These clinics will be dispensing the Moderna vaccine.

Dr. Afua Ntem-Mensah, infectious disease physician at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk, is scheduled to be among medical experts exploring concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine in the special “Speaking of Nebraska: Vaccine Hesitancy,” filmed on location at Lincoln High School in Linco…

WISNER — The Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department (ELVPHD) received notification Saturday that two individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 have tested positive with the California variant B.1.429.

O’NEILL — The North Central District Health Department is set to receive 400 doses of Johnson and Johnson vaccine from April 5 to 9. Three clinics will be held across the district to give patrons access to this single dose COVID-19 vaccine.

O’NEILL — The North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of seven new COVID-19 cases in the district since last reporting period on Thursday. NCDHD still encourages district residents to continue to wear masks in public places or where social distancing is difficult…

WISNER — The Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department will hold a vaccine clinic for residents of Cuming, Burt, Stanton and Madison counties who are 65 years and older.

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