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NE Gov. Pete Ricketts holds coronavirus briefing 4/13/20

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Posted at 12:58 PM, Apr 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-13 14:49:34-04

LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — On Monday, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts and others held a coronavirus briefing.

Ricketts kicked things off by reminding people of the six rules to curb the spread.

Next, Scott Young with the Food Bank of Lincoln said food insecurity is up 45% since the crisis. Not just in Lincoln but in rural locations as well. He said the pipelines are getting choked up. He added, it's taking between 4-6 for food orders to show up.

"It's rough right now, and it's only going to get rougher over the coming months," he said.

Ricketts thanked utility workers who got power back on after it was knocked out by strong winds over the weekend. He took time to remind people that utility scam calls may be occurring and said utility workers will not call, threatening to cut your service right now.

You can watch the briefing below:

You can also find the stream here.

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