Gov. Ricketts urges Nebraskans to continue signing up for TestNebraska

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Posted at 2:02 PM, May 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-13 13:19:30-04

LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts urged residents to continue signing up for TestNebraska during his Tuesday press conference.

He added slots are filling as they open up TestNebraska more. Additionally, Gov. Ricketts mentioned 2,493 TestNebraska results have come back.

The governor added that there's still lots of capacity for treating COVID-19 patients.

Gov. Ricketts also mentioned that they are looking at increasing testing in South Omaha, where high numbers of positive COVID-19 cases have been found.

During the press conference, Gov. Ricketts said Friday is Law Enforcement Memorial Day and flags are to fly at half-staff.

Trooper Smith, who died last year, was added to a memorial wall at the Capitol for those who have died.

Gov. Ricketts signed a proclamation declaring it National Police Week in Nebraska.

On Wednesday, the National Guard will do a flyover for the whole state to honor frontline healthcare workers dealing with coronavirus. The flyover has been canceled.

Watch the full press conference below.

You can also watch the stream here.

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