Author Archives: Mark Vail

33 Lab-Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Saturday

33 Lab-Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Saturday

33 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Lincoln today, bringing the community total to 2,061. The number of deaths in the community remains at 13. Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, shortness of breath, repeated shaking with chills, repeated muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell. If you have…Read more »

Lincoln Closes Two Recycling Collection Sites

Lincoln Closes Two Recycling Collection Sites

Lincoln Transportation and Utilities (LTU) Director Elizabeth Elliott today announced the closure of two recycling collection sites in Lincoln and plans to close two more in July.  In June, the City announced plans to transition from 19 neighborhood sites to four or five main collection sites in order to save an estimated $2 million per…Read more »

Chance of Severe Weather Overnight Friday Into Saturday

Chance of Severe Weather Overnight Friday Into Saturday

A complex of strong to severe storms is forecast to move through portions of eastern Nebraska and southwest Iowa Friday night into Saturday morning. The primary hazard will be damaging winds with storms between 6 pm and 4 am. . Saturday through Thursday Chances for scattered thunderstorms return to the forecast from Monday into Wednesday.…Read more »

Lincoln Receiving $4 Million in CARES Act Funds

Lincoln Receiving $4 Million in CARES Act Funds

Lincoln is receiving more than $4 million in federal CARES Act funds to help those impacted by COVID-19 with food, housing and utility assistance. The City has been awarded a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) of $1,145,912 and two Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) totaling $2,877,921. The Lincoln Food Bank will receive $450,000 to purchase food.…Read more »

COVID-19 Tuesday Morning Update

COVID-19 Tuesday Morning Update

16 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Lincoln Monday bringing the community total to 1,882. The number of deaths in the community remains at 13. Over the holiday weekend, Friday through Sunday, 100 new positive COVID-19 cases were reported. Interim Health Director Pat Lopez said some positive tests results from the previous week,…Read more »

Unemployment Eligibility Requirements Changing Week of July 12 2020

Unemployment Eligibility Requirements Changing Week of July 12 2020

The Nebraska Department of Labor (NDOL) announced Monday that the unemployment program is refocusing on reemployment strategies as Nebraskans continue to return to work. Job search requirements will be returning for workers claiming Unemployment Insurance benefits beginning with the week of July 12, 2020. Individuals wishing to continue to receive unemployment benefits (including the $600…Read more »

28 Lab-Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Sunday

28 Lab-Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Sunday

28 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in Lincoln Sunday bringing the community total to 1,866. The number of deaths in the community remains at 13. Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, shortness of breath, repeated shaking with chills, repeated muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell. If you have symptoms,…Read more »

47 Positive COVID-19 Cases on Independence Day

47 Positive COVID-19 Cases on Independence Day

47 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in Lincoln July 4th bringing the community total to 1,838. The number of deaths in the community remains at 13. Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, shortness of breath, repeated shaking with chills, repeated muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell. If you have…Read more »