Category Archives: KGFW News

Gov. Ricketts Announces Directed Health Measure for Remaining Counties

Gov. Ricketts Announces Directed Health Measure for Remaining Counties

Read the Directed Health Measure by clicking here. LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced the State’s ninth COVID-19 related Directed Health Measure (DHM), which adds the remaining counties not already under one.  The DHM will be in effect beginning today at 10:00pm and will last until May 11th unless renewed. “Now that we have seen community spread…Read more »

Two Rivers Public Health Department’s COVID-19 Cases Hit 15

Two Rivers Public Health Department’s COVID-19 Cases Hit 15

HOLDREGE, Neb. – Two Rivers Public Health Department is reporting four additional cases of COVID-19 in Buffalo County.  Three cases are females (one in her 20s, and two in their 40s). The fourth is a male in his 60s.  All are isolating at home.  The health department will begin daily press releases starting Saturday April 4th…Read more »

Local Company Donates $10,000 to Kearney Area Employee Emergency Relief Fund

Local Company Donates $10,000 to Kearney Area Employee Emergency Relief Fund

KEARNEY, Neb. – USA Communications, a local Kearney internet company, announced their commitment to the well-being of the people in the Kearney area by donating $10,000 to the Kearney Area Employee Emergency Relief Fund. The Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Kearney Area Community Foundation, has set up a Kearney Area Employee…Read more »

Village Announces Program to Provide Relief to Local Businesses

Village Announces Program to Provide Relief to Local Businesses

ELM CREEK, Neb. – The Village of Elm Creek Community Development Agency will be accepting applications for a new economic relief and incentive program in response to the recent impact of COVID-19 restrictions on local businesses beginning April 3, 2020. A total of $25,000 is available for the Business Retention and Improvement Loan Program.  Applicants may…Read more »

UNK graduate using 3D-printing business to produce face masks, shields

UNK graduate using 3D-printing business to produce face masks, shields

HASTINGS, Neb. – When Rakesh Srivastava sees an opportunity to help others, he’s going to take action. The University of Nebraska at Kearney graduate has proven that time and again throughout his career, so it’s no surprise that he’s stepping up to support the state during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “Right now our community needs protection…Read more »

Kearney Regional Medical Center ‘Hospital Incident Command System’ Continues to Prepare for COVID-19 Patient Influx

Kearney Regional Medical Center ‘Hospital Incident Command System’ Continues to Prepare for COVID-19 Patient Influx

KEARNEY, Neb. (KRMC) – Exactly one month ago today, Kearney Regional Medical Center officially opened its “Hospital Incident Command System” (HICS) in response to a growing global rise of the COVID-19 virus. Ever since, the team has been preparing for the local impact of COVID-19 and planning for a community-wide surge of patients. An estimated…Read more »

Gov. Ricketts Announces Partnership with Univ. of Nebraska on Quarantine Housing

Gov. Ricketts Announces Partnership with Univ. of Nebraska on Quarantine Housing

Photo: Gov. Ricketts (podium), First Lady Susanne Shore (far left), and Nebraska Labor Commissioner John Albin (far right) at today’s press briefing. LINCOLN, Neb. (Gov. Ricketts) – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts held a press conference to announce that the State has entered into an agreement with the University of Nebraska System to provide quarantine housing. …Read more »

YRTC Teammate Tests Positive for COVID-19, Contact Investigation Underway

YRTC Teammate Tests Positive for COVID-19, Contact Investigation Underway

KEARNEY, Neb. (NDHHS) – A teammate at the Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center (YRTC) in Kearney has tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).  The individual contacted the facility as per DHHS guidance to make them aware of his symptoms and has not returned to work.  A contact investigation is underway. The Department of Health…Read more »

Chat with a health care provider about your COVID-19 concerns

Chat with a health care provider about your COVID-19 concerns

KEARNEY, Neb. – If you’re worried you’ve been exposed to COVID-19, you want answers and fast. In addition to their help line phone number, CHI Health just launched a new, free service that will help consumers understand their risk and what care options are available. It’s called Provider Chat and it connects people across Nebraska and…Read more »