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The state recorded 6,137 new coronavirus cases in the week ending Friday, up from 5,202 the previous week, part of a surge in Northern states as cooler weather sends people indoors.
Nebraska and other states allege that the mandate puts health care workers' jobs at risk and threatens to exacerbate a worker shortage that's especially worrisome in rural areas.
Nebraska has received more than $800,000 to join a new national surveillance network intended to help monitor ebbs and flows of the coronavirus in wastewater.
Some 56.5% of all Nebraskans now are fully vaccinated, up from 56.2% a week ago. However, that’s still below the 58.4% national rate and ranks 24th among states.
The dashboard will include the same data on COVID-19 as was included before the latest scaling back, the governor said, plus data related to flu and RSV in the state.
Businesses associated with Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Pillen received federally funded pandemic loans totaling $7.8 million, which helped support 1,057 jobs.
Among the findings of an analysis by The World-Herald: 95% of PPP loans were for $150,000 or less, with one Omaha floral shop pulling in just $48 and 1,558 business owners getting less than $1,000.
More than 90% of employees of the eight Omaha and Lincoln health systems that require their workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 have gotten their shots.
Gov. Pete Ricketts calls the federal mandate "draconian" and "an abuse of power." The state chamber leader says his group opposes a statewide ban on vaccine mandates as well as a federal COVID-19 vaccine requirement.
An effort to convene a special session so senators could consider prohibiting vaccine mandates failed to garner enough support. But the underlying goal of banning mandates is not dead.
Nebraska's coronavirus cases and hospitalizations were up again last week, indicating that the delta surge that began over the summer has not yet lost its sting.
Gov. Pete Ricketts issued an executive order prohibiting state government agencies from complying, while Doug Peterson joined a multistate suit seeking to block its implementation for federal employees and contractors.
Nuha Andersen got her first vaccine dose last week after seeing an interview with Dr. Sean Kenney, who delivered both of her children. "Clearly he knows what he's talking about; he's the best of the best," she said.
A breakdown of CDC data indicates that an average of just over 500 mostly unvaccinated Nebraskans a day are testing positive for the virus, 40 are landing in hospitals and six are dying.
"Many Nebraskans are facing the loss of their livelihood and are exploring ways to maintain employment without being required to take one of the vaccines," the Attorney General's Office said.
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Hy-Vee is asking its 91,000 employees, including several thousand in Nebraska, to provide the company a copy of their vaccination card so that it can prepare for how many tests it may need to have on hand to comply with the federal rule.
Nebraska posted 3,980 new cases in the week ending Friday, down 12% from the previous week. But in some parts of the state, transmission levels are still so high that new surges are possible.
The special session, proposed by Sen. Ben Hansen of Blair and Sen. Rob Clements of Elmwood, would also consider prohibiting governments and schools from mandating COVID vaccines.