Coronavirus: Lincoln headlines and numbers

Directed Health Measures in effect for Lincoln/Lancaster County through May 6.
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - This article will be updated regularly with the latest local and statewide developments on the coronavirus.

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Happening Monday-Friday:
2pm: Nebraska COVID-19 Update
3:30pm: Lincoln/Lancaster County COVID-19 Update

Latest local headlines:

  • Bryan Health using germ-zapping robots to disinfect face masks.

  • New COVID-19 cases in Nebraska include a Lincoln man in his 30s and a healthcare worker at a long-term care facility in Hall County.

  • Fourth COVID-19 death reported in state
  • Helpful links:

  • Map of Global and U.S. cases

  • Symptoms and Testing from the CDC

  • Are you at risk? Take CHI Health's COVID-19 Questionnaire

  • Lincoln restaurants offering carryout, pickup and delivery services + other businesses offering modified services

  • Watch a replay of our 10/11 NOW Weather Workshops to keep kids informed and entertained while at home

  • Directed Health Measures for other Nebraska counties


  • Lincoln/Lancaster County is under a Directed Health Measure through May 6. Here's a summary of what's not allowed. Click here to read the DHM.

    • Gatherings for any reason of more than 10 people in single spaces, including schools; fitness centers and gyms; auditoriums, stadiums and arenas; large event conference rooms and meeting halls; theaters; and libraries. Daycare and childcare facilities will be allowed to operate with groups of 10 or fewer children. If more than one group of children is cared for, each group shall be separated.

    • Gatherings for any reason of less than 10 people in single spaces where a minimum of six feet between all individuals cannot be maintained including, but not limited to, tattoo and barber shops, beauty and nail salons, and massage establishments.

    • Food and beverage sales at any dine-in establishments including restaurants, bars, taverns, and private clubs are restricted to drive-thru, carry out, and delivery only. This does not apply to food service in health care facilities. Alcohol sales are restricted to carry-out sales and delivery only, to the extent permitted by law. No on-site consumption of alcohol is permitted.