A trade group representing the owners and managers of more than 46,000 apartment units in the state has recommended a 90-day moratorium on evictions.
The Apartment Association of Nebraska said Wednesday in a news release that it is recommending a three-month halt on evictions because of financial hardship. The group also is recommending owners and landlords take a number of other measures, including accepting partial rent payments and waiving late fees.
"The COVID-19 virus will have an unprecedented economic impact on our members and residents alike," the group said in the release. "We believe it is vitally important for each of us to do what we can to help our neighbor. The AAN is prepared to take whatever steps it can to keep our residents in their homes."
Last week, Nebraska Appleseed, renter advocates and other community groups concerned for low-income residents had called for a halt to evictions.
Several state and local officials, including Lincoln Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird, had said they were exploring who in the state had the legal authority to halt evictions.
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First-Plymouth Congregational Church has canceled worship services for Saturday and Sunday as a precaution to minimize the effects of the novel coronavirus outbreak.
While weekend religious services appeared to be on as scheduled at most Lincoln churches, places of worship were taking extra precautions to ensure the health of congregants by suspending practices such as shaking hands and passing the offering plate.
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Union College in Lincoln announced Friday it will transition to online-only education March 30, becoming the latest college to do so in the face of a novel coronavirus outbreak.
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Members of the museum will have days added onto their memberships to match the number of days the museum is closed, officials said.
"We welcome the increased federal response at this point. I do think there is additional work that needs to be done in order to prepare this country for this probable outbreak or pandemic," Dr. Mark Rupp said on "Lou Dobbs Tonight."
Businesses are starting to take steps to limit the amount of people congregating in the wake of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendation.
Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird declared a local emergency Monday — and her cabinet announced a broad slate of operational moves that will change the lives of thousands — as the city braces for its first cases of COVID-19.
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The Nebraska Supreme Court lacks the authority to halt evictions amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Chief Justice Mike Heavican said in a news release Monday.
The governor said there are no plans to move beyond the 10-person limit for public gatherings, noting that is "the most restrictive measure we are anticipating."
Many companies have pledged to pay employees for at least the next two weeks, ranging from large retailers such as Kohl's and The Buckle to small local businesses such as Sandy's. But plenty of people are finding themselves out of work with no pay.
Patients who have a referral either from their doctor or through Bryan's EZVisit telehealth service can drive through and be tested.
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By the end of the day Monday, families of children at three elementary schools had one less thing to worry about.
Eight inmates fled the minimum-security unit of the women's prison in Pierre on Monday night after a fellow detainee tested positive for the coronavirus.
President Trump: "You look at a state — great governor — Pete Ricketts, Nebraska. You look at the kind of numbers they have out there. They have one of the great — one of the great hospitals there, too."
The employee worked in the headquarters from March 11 to March 16, when he or she began displaying symptoms and went home.
Lincoln's first attempt at a drive-thru coronavirus testing clinic seemed to go smoother than many others around the country.
The floor will have up to 40 beds to house patients with the coronavirus who are sick enough to be in the hospital but who don't need to be in intensive care.
First-Plymouth in Lincoln's Near South Neighborhood is hosting "Carillon in the Car" at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
With canceled flights and exorbitant costs for chartered planes, groups are finding their journey home extended by days.
Topping the list is more than 5,800 sets of gloves, with 2,500 of those coming from Iron Brush Tattoo, which decided earlier this month to shut down and donate all of its supplies to health care workers.
One man reported the domestic violence class he had to attend, and another person reported too many people and pets inside PetSmart.
The Meeting Place, which had hosted nearly 60 12-step recovery meetings every week, closed due to coronavirus precautions. But a Lincoln church opened its doors to more meetings.
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Health officials confirmed the fourth case of coronavirus in Douglas County late Tuesday.
"We are seeing up to 75 to 100 a day, which is an increase from what we typically see of 10 to 15 a day," Chief Deputy Todd Duncan said Wednesday.
The Nebraska Legislature has passed and Gov. Pete Ricketts has signed an $83.6 million COVID-19 emergency funding bill for necessities connected to the novel coronavirus that is spreading through the state.
Commissioner Matt Blomstedt said his message comes in the form of a recommendation only because he doesn’t have the authority to require it.
Hospital CEO says he is expecting few if any positive tests, largely based on the fact that Bryan has yet to have a patient test positive for COVID-19.
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Lincoln funeral homes are staggering visitations and live-streaming services in the time of coronavirus.
"We would all like to get back to normal as quickly as possible," the governor said, "but protective health measures" must come ahead of that goal.
The Big Ten Conference announced it is limiting attendance to all winter and spring sporting events because of concerns about COVID-19.
Due to coronavirus risks, there was a different kind of feel around Pinnacle Bank Arena to open the boys state basketball tournament.
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Another person from the Diamond Princess cruise ship who has tested positive for coronavirus is expected to arrive at Eppley Airfield late Tuesday night, bringing the number of patients being treated at UNMC to 15.
Steve Glenn said he has experienced the sudden demand for face masks firsthand. Despite buying "a ton" of the masks, he said his hardware stores have had trouble keeping them in stock.
They talk to their son at least every other day now, sometimes daily, narrowing the 7,000 miles between their home on Cooper Court and his apartment in Hangzhou, China.
All Nebraska registered voters will be mailed an application form that will allow them to vote in the May 12 primary election by mail or through a drop box if they prefer to avoid crowd contact that they would encounter by going to the polls.
CHI Health on Friday will start processing COVID-19 tests in its own lab, a move that should greatly speed up the delivery of results.
The governor was ready for questions from constituents Thursday night at an NET News town hall.
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Only a few dozen students of the 760 who lived in university housing this year remain on Nebraska Wesleyan's campus after it closed due to coronavirus.
Residents watched and listened from their apartments and the balconies overlooking the center’s courtyard.
“Our first daughter was born during the Ebola scare,” dad said. “And our second was born during the Zika scare.” Then he paused. “But the first two don’t compare to what we’re facing now.”
Parents and church-goers used the power of organization and government connections to get their kids out.
Kawasaki said it will provide supplemental pay during the shutdown, which, when combined with unemployment benefits, will ensure workers receive 60% of their normal pay.
At hospitals, Bryan will start taking temperatures of all visitors in an effort to keep out anyone who is sick.
As health officials across the country are encouraging residents to take social distancing seriously, one website gives Lancaster County a C and Nebraska as a whole a D.
UNL Chancellor Ronnie Green said the university will cancel classes next week -- March 16-20 -- ahead of its regularly scheduled spring break.
Letters will be sent to school districts to encourage them to postpone school visits to the Capitol until next year.
Tickets purchased for the show will be honored at the rescheduled concert.
Two new cases of coronavirus were confirmed Sunday in Lincoln, both travel-related, bringing the city's total to six.
A number of businesses in Lincoln either just opened in the past few weeks or were scheduled to open soon are now faced with tough decisions about what to do in the face of restrictions on people being together.
Good Life Pharmacy is also looking to make medicines that may become scarce in the coming weeks as COVID-19 continues to spread.
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Nebraska Medicine ear, nose and throat specialist Christie Barnes says over the past couple weeks UNMC has seen more patients that complain of loss of sense of smell with minimal additional symptoms of COVID-19.
The coronavirus pandemic has put plenty of aspects of life on hold, but at least one Lincoln couple refused to let social distancing stop them from taking their vows this week.
With the announcement of several new confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the state Saturday, Nebraska has topped 100 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus.
People from all over Lincoln have shared their children's creations as well as where they have spotted eggs.
FoodNet is still feeding Lincoln, despite losing a third of its distribution sites because of the coronavirus.
Cars and SUVs and ATVs and pickups rolled slowly through the streets of Waverly this week, a collective stiff-arm to a pandemic disrupting the life we’ve known.
The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department confirmed Lincoln's fourth case of coronavirus Friday, about an hour after Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird gave a briefing.