Author Archives: Andrew Mihm

COVID-19 Update 8/3/20: HPD cites residents for violating DHM’s

COVID-19 Update 8/3/20: HPD cites residents for violating DHM’s

HASTINGS, Neb. (KGFW) – The Hastings Police Department announced over the weekend that nine residents had been cited for violating Directed Health Measures. The alleged incident occurred in the 5000 block of Osborne Drive West. Additional details weren’t disclosed in the daily bulletin. Nebraska saw another week of more than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases with…Read more »

COVID-19 Update 7/31/20: TRPHD increases risk assessment

COVID-19 Update 7/31/20: TRPHD increases risk assessment

HOLDREGE, Neb. (KGFW) – Two Rivers Public Health Department has increased the area’s COVID-19 risk assessment from “moderate” to “elevated” after 30 new cases were reported Wednesday. 27 were in Buffalo and Dawson Counties. Since tracking began, nearly 90% of the district’s confirmed cases have been asymptomatic. There are 190 current cases with symptoms, 67…Read more »

COVID-19 Update 7/29/20: Two more move to Phase 4

COVID-19 Update 7/29/20: Two more move to Phase 4

KEARNEY, Neb. (KGFW) – Two more public health department areas have announced that they plan to enter Phase 4 of the state’s coronavirus reopening plan. The Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department and the North Central District Health Department plan to begin Phase 4 Saturday. The moves mean three districts will be in Phase 4 –…Read more »

COVID-19 Update 7/22/20: Local vaccine trial seeks participants

COVID-19 Update 7/22/20: Local vaccine trial seeks participants

LINCOLN, Neb. (KGFW) – 343 new coronavirus cases were reported in Nebraska yesterday. There are 118 current COVID-19 patients in Nebraska hospitals. Nebraska is now among a list of 31 states from which travelers arriving in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will be required to quarantine for 14 days. Hy-Vee will begin handing out…Read more »

State Fair audit findings forwarded to law enforcement

State Fair audit findings forwarded to law enforcement

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KGFW) – The Nebraska State Auditor’s office has referred findings of its investigation into the Nebraska State Fair’s finances to state and local law enforcement agencies for further review. According to a public letter to State Fair Board Chair Beth Smith, the Nebraska Auditor of Public Accounts (APA) launched its independent investigation…Read more »

COVID-19 Update 7/9/20: GIPS unveils back to school plan

COVID-19 Update 7/9/20: GIPS unveils back to school plan

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KGFW) – Grand Island Public Schools plans to teach most students in-person this Fall. KSNB Local 4 News reports the District unveiled three models yesterday. One has most students in classes. A second provides for in-person instruction for select programs. And the third is remote learning. Which model the district uses will depend…Read more »

COVID-19 Update: Testing for North Platte event attendees encouraged

COVID-19 Update: Testing for North Platte event attendees encouraged

LINCOLN, Neb. (KGFW) – 155 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Nebraska yesterday – the state’s total now 20,201. Nearly 15,000 have already recovered. There were 102 active coronavirus patients in Nebraska hospitals yesterday, according to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. The state’s COVID-19 death count was revised down one for the…Read more »

COVID-19 Update 7/7/20: 200 contacts found from 33 cases

COVID-19 Update 7/7/20: 200 contacts found from 33 cases

HASTINGS, Neb. (KGFW) – The South Heartland Health District, covering Adams, Clay, Nuckolls and Webster counties, says 308 of their confirmed coronavirus cases have recovered, leaving 33 active cases. But from those 33, the district says it has found more than 200 close contact possible exposures. NTV News reports those individuals have been directed to…Read more »