Gov. Ricketts provides updates on coronavirus testing in Nebraska

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Pete Ricketts
Posted at 2:02 PM, May 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-01 15:27:51-04

LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts provided some updates about coronavirus testing in Nebraska on Friday.

Ricketts announced that Test Nebraska begins on Monday. If you signed up at and live in Omaha or Grand Island, be on the look out for an e-mail.

Testing in Omaha will be held from 1-6 p.m. Monday at the CHI Health Center. Testing in Grand Island will be conducted at the State Fairgrounds from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday.

Only people who received an e-mail can attend. Testing will start with healthcare workers and first responders then move to highly symptomatic people.

Ricketts said people can update their profile on once they receive an e-mail to get tested. People can also update before that if they're using the e-mail sed when signing up.

Ricketts also declared May as Beef Month in Nebraska. He said Europe and Asia depend on Nebraska for beef due to the high quality of it.

You can watch the briefing below:

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