LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts and other officials provided updates on what the state is doing to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
The Governor joined the press conference via Zoom after his office announced Tuesday that he and the First Lady will quarantine for two weeks after coming into contact with a COVID-19 positive person.
Ricketts said the possible exposure occurred on Sunday, Nov. 8 during a backyard dinner at his home in Omaha. As a result, he and the state's first lady will be in quarantine for 14 days which will last through Sunday, Nov. 22.
He says he and the first lady will go through TestNebraska's testing process on Thursday, Nov. 12.
The governor and other officials also highlighted a new resource to connect nurses looking for jobs and hospitals in need due to a surge in COVID-19 cases.