Author Archives: Mark Vail

Election Commissioner Mailing Early Vote Request Forms

Election Commissioner Mailing Early Vote Request Forms

Lancaster County Election Commissioner David Shively is reminding voters that his office is mailing early vote request forms to Lancaster County voters.  This is a one-time mailing prompted by concerns for the health and safety of voters and election workers. The Lancaster County Board of Commissioners approved the mailing of the early voting request forms…Read more »

CHI Health COVID-19 Drive Thru Testing Begins Tuesday

CHI Health COVID-19 Drive Thru Testing Begins Tuesday

In partnership with the City of Lincoln and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department, CHI Health will stand-up a remote, in-car testing site at North Star High School on Tuesday, March 31. The testing site will be operational seven days a week from 2-6 p.m. The testing is not for the general public as testing will…Read more »

UNMC Temporary Surge Tent

UNMC Temporary Surge Tent

A temporary surge tent is being set up outside the Emergency Department at Nebraska Medical Center. The space will allow additional bed capacity and increases the med center’s preparedness for a potential influx of patients accessing emergency services. The tent will be fully functional, with electricity, internet, heat and air conditioning. The tent is designed…Read more »

LPS Meal Program Update

LPS Meal Program Update

Lincoln Public Schools continues to evaluate its meal program in an effort to maintain the safety of our community and make sure more children are able to access healthy meals. Based on current restrictions in place by the City of Lincoln, the following changes are being made to the grab-and-go meals provided at schools starting…Read more »

Fourth Covid-19 Case in County Travel Related – Not Community Spread

Fourth Covid-19 Case in County Travel Related – Not Community Spread

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) today announced that the fourth lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 is travel-related. The case, reported late Friday afternoon, is a man in his 30s who had traveled to Colorado March 6 through 8. He became symptomatic March 12. LLCHD officials continue to investigate the case…Read more »

Wind Advisory 4 pm to Midnight

Wind Advisory 4 pm to Midnight

…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO MIDNIGHT CDT TONIGHT… Northwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph expected. The advisory area includes the following counties:  In Nebraska, Butler, Saunders, Douglas, Washington, Dodge, Seward, Lancaster and Burt Counties. In Iowa, Monona County. Gusty winds could blow around unsecured…Read more »

CHI Health Tightens Visitor Restrictions

CHI Health Tightens Visitor Restrictions

CHI Health is reducing its current two visitor policy to only one visitor per patient beginning Friday, March 27. All visitors must be 19 years or older in Nebraska. The only exception to this new restriction will be for visitors of pediatric patients and patients in neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) areas. Those patients are…Read more »

Gateway Mall Shutting Down for 2-Weeks

Gateway Mall Shutting Down for 2-Weeks

In a news release today, Gateway Mall announced they were temporarily suspending its hours beginning at 7 pm Monday, March 23rd .  The mall plans to reopen Monday, April 6th. The release noted the health and well-being of customers, tenants, employees, and communities remains a top priority.  In the interest of public health and with the…Read more »