A local business and two trade groups have banded together to support Nebraska businesses through the economic uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Nelnet said it plans to work with companies to help them offer tax-advantaged student loan repayment programs.
A number of businesses in Lincoln either just opened in the past few weeks or were scheduled to open soon are now faced with tough decisions about what to do in the face of restrictions on people being together.
Good Life Pharmacy is also looking to make medicines that may become scarce in the coming weeks as COVID-19 continues to spread.
Many local industries are being hammered by the coronavirus outbreak, but the construction industry does not yet appear to be one of them.
April DeCenzo and her 11 employees at Anytime Cleaning Service have drawn increased interest from commercial clients in Lincoln and Omaha, and some predicate the opening of their business on hers.
The coronavirus pandemic has put plenty of aspects of life on hold, but at least one Lincoln couple refused to let social distancing stop them from taking their vows this week.
“A little girl at a wedding afterward asked her mother why the bride changed her mind. What do you mean? Responded her mother. Well, she went down the aisle with one man, and came back with another.” – Author unknown, taken from “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Happily Ever After” by Jack Canfiel…
Kawasaki said it will provide supplemental pay during the shutdown, which, when combined with unemployment benefits, will ensure workers receive 60% of their normal pay.
The proposal by Councilwoman Tammy Ward suspends the payment of the 2% occupation tax collected after March 1 to June 25, without penalty or interest.
CHI Health on Friday will start processing COVID-19 tests in its own lab, a move that should greatly speed up the delivery of results.
A trade group representing the owners and managers of more than 46,000 apartment units in the state has recommended a 90-day moratorium on evictions.
Hospital CEO says he is expecting few if any positive tests, largely based on the fact that Bryan has yet to have a patient test positive for COVID-19.
"That's what this is all about," he said. "Spreading this out, not overwhelming our health system, and helping those vulnerable people in our society survive."
The employee worked in the headquarters from March 11 to March 16, when he or she began displaying symptoms and went home.
The floor will have up to 40 beds to house patients with the coronavirus who are sick enough to be in the hospital but who don't need to be in intensive care.
Topping the list is more than 5,800 sets of gloves, with 2,500 of those coming from Iron Brush Tattoo, which decided earlier this month to shut down and donate all of its supplies to health care workers.
Patients who have a referral either from their doctor or through Bryan's EZVisit telehealth service can drive through and be tested.
The airport soon will be losing its daily service on Delta Airlines to Atlanta and at least one daily United Airlines flight to Chicago until May.
As bad as the losses from major event cancellations are, economists say the economic damage they cause is likely to pale compared to the effects of the widespread closings of restaurants, retail stores and other businesses.
Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts announced Friday that Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued a statewide economic injury declaration for the state. The declaration qualifies small businesses throughout the state to apply for SBA disaster assistance loans.
If Ketan Patel, owner of America's Best Value Inn in Lincoln, didn't have a handful of customers, he'd consider shutting down for a while until the COVID-19 spread runs its course.
Across Lincoln, several businesses have already closed or sent employees home to work remotely, while others relying on public interaction like gyms and salons have made modifications to comply with public health directives.
The stores will close at 7 p.m. local time, according to a news release from the company Thursday afternoon.
Earlier this week, President Donald Trump called on construction companies to donate respirator masks to hospitals and other health care providers.
David Haring, executive director of the Lincoln Airport, said so far United has announced plans to pull one flight per day from its local schedule.