Convalescent plasma should be given in the first seven to 10 days of illness, before the person has had a chance to make their own antibodies, he said. People who have been on a ventilator two weeks have antibodies, but their lungs and organs may be compromised.
On the need for whole blood, Gorlin said there's been no blood drives since mid-March because of the coronavirus, and now with the use of blood going up for the elective surgeries, such as heart valves, knee and hip replacements, the blood bank needs people to come in.
Those donations are by appointment to maintain social distancing.
Busta said all types of whole blood are needed. All precautions, such as use of face masks, are being followed to keep donors and staff safe, she said. If a person doesn't have a face mask, one will be provided.
Appointments can be made on the blood bank's website,
ncbb.org, or by calling 1-877-486-9414. Photos: The scene in Lincoln during the pandemic
Playing with kids
Jan Beran, of Lincoln, plays with his two sons, Cohen Beran (left), 5, and Jackson Beran, 7, Wednesday at Woods Park. Jan usually commutes to work at Valley, but have been working from home lately.
"Being home with kids all day is definitely an eye-opener. It can interrupt my workflow, I've decided that since we don't have a choice, I'm going to embrace it. I might work longer into the evenings, but I don't have to commute, I'm right at home when I'm done. I'll get done what needs to get done, deal with the family as we need to."
Theresa Miles, of Lincoln, stocked up on extra groceries and tissues at Russ's Market on Wednesday. "I'm scared, but it's going to be what it is. Everybody is getting prepared for what's about to happen."
Home construction 700 block of South 21st Street continues Wednesday.
The Bike Rack sign
The Bike Rack, 3321 Pioneers Blvd., provides a bit of optimism — and encouragement — on its sign Wednesday.
Bill Johnson runs on the Mopac Trail near Walton on Wednesday.
Tristen Romero has fun with Lilah Lesiak, the sister of his girlfriend, as they and her family made a visit to the playground at Holmes Lake Park on March 18.
Basketball fan Mike Dvorak, of Lincoln, shoots some hoops at Woods Park on Wednesday.
"I took the week off to watch March Madness. The NCAA tournament got cancelled, then my gym was closed as well, so I decided to come out here to get some exercise this way," he said. "It's pretty disappointing. It's big for me and my friends and family to watch together. We're all bummed. I'm extremely bored. I'll probably be back out here pretty much the rest of the week."
Jodi Beck, of Lincoln, gets back to her car after making a regular trip to Russ's Market on Wednesday.
Construction workers work on the siding of an apartment and commercial building at South Coddington Avenue and West Van Dorn Street on Wednesday.
Looking to keep fit in case the season starts up against this spring, Lincoln Northeast High School soccer player Jorge Hidalgo practices in the parking lot with friend Giovanni Gallardo (not shown) on Wednesday at Holmes Lake Park.
Mopac Trail feature
Runners and dog walkers use the Mopac Trail near Walton on Wednesday.
Biking for groceries
Harry Lane, of Lincoln, rides a bike with his grocery items outside the 17th and Washington streets Russ's Market on Wednesday. Lane found most of the goods he was looking for — basic necessities of food, liquid hand soap, but not toilet paper.
St. Patrick's Day
McKinney's Irish Pub featured empty tables and spaces at the bar Tuesday, as the number of people allowed in the bar on St. Patrick's Day was limited to 10 people following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Best friends Lilly Bliven (top) and Eva Gutz wave to a passing UPS delivery truck, as they practice social distancing while talking to each other on walkie-talkies across the street from each other on Tuesday, March 17.
A temporary sign designates free curbside pickup parking at meters in front of downtown Lincoln businesses.
At noon Tuesday, downtown Lincoln remains largely empty on the second day after the mayor declared a local state of emergency over coronavirus precautions.
The Old Pub
The Old Pub is seen closed because of coronavirus on Tuesday.
A occupancy notice limiting the number of people to 10 people is seen on the window of a Qdoba on Tuesday.
Pedestrians walk past movie posters outside the closed Lincoln Grand Cinema on Tuesday.
LPS Chromebook pickup
Students and family members pick up Chromebooks on Tuesday at Pyrtle Elementary School. Students will be learning at home until further notice.
People's City Mission
Food is given out Monday at the People's City Mission. Like other nonprofits, the mission is seeing a decrease in the number of volunteers it counts on to provide services.
UNL Moving Out
Dana Mahoney, of Lincoln, helps her daughter, Kate Mahoney, a sophomore at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, to move out from her dormitory Monday.
Food Bank of Lincoln
Hudl volunteers Nick Sullivan (from left), Kendra Mullins and Kana Leia Veney fill bags with food on Monday at the Food Bank of Lincoln.
LPS Food Distribution
Children pick out lunch as kitchen manager Jordan Helgenberger looks on during food distribution at Hartley Elementary School on Monday.
Wearing a mask for protection, Teri Stoppel waits for a StarTran bus Thursday at the Gold's Building in downtown Lincoln.
A BigShots customer uses the firing range Wednesday. The owner of the gun range and store said there has been an increase in customers that parallels the rise of coronavirus cases.
Virus Nursing Homes
Rachel Mulcahy leads a performance for residents of the Lexington Assisted Living Center on Wednesday.
Tyreece Triplett, a receiving clerk with CHI St. Elizabeth, loads donated medical supplies from Southeast Community College with help from Bev Cummins, vice president of student affairs and Lincoln campus director, and Ian Thompson, an SCC physical therapist assistant Wednesday at SCC's Lincoln campus.
Great Lincoln Egg Hunt
Harper Kloch, 8, colors a paper egg at her family's house in northeast Lincoln for the Great Lincoln Egg Hunt on Wednesday.
Video guitar lessons
From his condo, Dave Boye (left) gives a guitar lesson to Greg Dynek via live video feed Tuesday.
Simpsons in the windows
Statues of Lisa Simpson and Homer Simpson watch the world pass by from the windows of a home near South 30th Street and Bonacum Drive on Tuesday. The owner said she had the figures in her basement and was attempting to spread a little cheer.
Virus Outbreak Nebraska
Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts speaks at a news conference on March 20.
Virus Outbreak Nebraska
Perry Shuman wipes down columns at the State Capitol in Lincoln on March 23. Nebraska lawmakers reconvened to pass emergency funding for the coronavirus outbreak.
Drive-thru COVID-19 testing
LINCOLN, NEB. - 03/24/2020 - Manager Jen Anderson (from left), registered nurse Claire Nalder and manager Tammy Fandrich set up the COVID-19 testing drive-thru, Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at Bryan LifePointe. JUSTIN WAN, Journal Star
Livia King, 9, (right) laughs as she passes the soccer ball past Lateaf King (left) to Harper King, 11, (not pictured) while playing a game of soccer and working on different drills on Monday, March 23, 2020, at Holmes Lake. Livia and Harper have played soccer for around five years. With YMCA soccer delayed, coaches sent out different drills for the kids to complete. For each drill they do, they get a point. Livia's team is having a Zoom hangout tomorrow to stay connected while they can't meet in person.
Renee Sans Souci (left) and Michelle Yellow Eyes represent Stand In For Lincoln on Monday near the Capitol with signs displaying tweets by President Trump.
Omaha Sens. Machaela Cavanaugh (left) and Sara Howard wear masks on the floor of the Legislature on Monday.
UNL Beekeeping virtual class
Dr. Judy Wu-Smart, an etension and research Entomologist shows how to manipulate frames for better hive management as she's filmed live by lab technician Luke Norris during a virtual beekeeping class on Saturday at the Entomology Hall on the UNL East Campus.
From left: Jack Doerr and Tom Mulgrue carry computer monitors to place in to a car on Saturday, March 21, 2020, outside of Gateway Mall. Nebraska Recycles donated 400 basic computer monitors to those in need.
Lincoln Lutheran Online Teaching, 3.20
Katie Bockelman teaches students world geography using Zoom on Friday at Lincoln Lutheran School. The school has shifted to holding classes via Zoom with students at home.
Disc Golf Feature
Snow on the ground and north winds hitting 35 mph in Lincoln didn't deter disc golf enthusiast Valentine "Val" Alantar of Lincoln from getting some practice at Tierra Park on Friday.
Joyo Theatre, 3.19
Joyo Theatre livestreams its production of "Starkweather" on Thursday.
Nowear BMX Compound
Lincoln East senior Nathan Main catches some air as he practices his BMX moves over a foam pit in a climate-controlled building Thursday at the NoWear BMX Compound in Unadilla. Main was in his second week of spring break as he prepared for remote learning next week. Karl Hinkley, owner of the complex, keeps the number of riders to 10 or below to keep gatherings within the guidance from the CDC.
Sam Lewis of Lincoln cleans a lift plate Thursday at CrossFit Lincoln. The gym has reduced class sizes to stay within 10-person limits.
Good Life Fitness
Cars are shown parked in front of Good Life Fitness-Southeast on Thursday. The gym is one of a handful of gyms still operating in town.
The Bourbon Theatre marquee shares a reassuring memo with those who pass by on Thursday.
City golf courses
Ben Clevinger putts on the ninth hole on Thursday at Mahoney Golf Course in Lincoln.
Braeda's social distancing
Braeda had various tables unavailable for customers Thursday to increase social distance.
Rush Hour Traffic
Rush hour traffic moves smoothly on northbound 10th Street on Wednesday heading out of town.
WATCH: Celebrating a birthday with a parade
Free lunch for truckers
David Zelnio, director of operations and communications for the Nebraska Trucking Association, hands out flyers good for a free lunch to truck drivers purchasing fuel at Shoemaker's Travel Center on Tuesday.
Ready to paint
Dave Harris (left) and Ilya Sidorov chip off paint at a house at the 1100 block of F street on Tuesday, March 31, 2020.
UNL students Elizabeth Mattern (from left), McKenna Earl and Vera Schepers play a game of volleyball after their first day of online classes on Monday, March 30, 2020, at a green field on UNL's campus. The trio lives off campus.
Holiday Inn Express
Workers construct a tower crane on the southeast corner of Ninth and O streets on Monday afternoon. The crane will be used to construct a 140-room Holiday Inn Express.
Holmes Lake, 3.30
Lincoln Southeast High School classmates and friends Elizabeth Herbin (from left), Meg Rajala, Maggie Buettner and Emily Stoner enjoy the weather at Holmes Lake on Monday
Church services, 3.29
Pastor Greg Bouvier delivers a live-streamed sermon Sunday at Sheridan Lutheran Church. "We're trying to replicate service as it would be if you're here," said Bouvier. "Our theology of worship is not an individual thing. It's a communal thing. We want people to have a sense of that community."
Rock Island Trail
Local residents like this biker exercise on the Rock Island Trail under the overpass at 21st and Q Street on Saturday, March 28 2020.
Gaga's Greenery & Flowers
Sandy Simpson, owner of Gaga's Greenery & Flowers, takes flowers from a shipping box Friday.
Derek Johnson, who delivers for DoorDash, leaves the downtown Qdoba with a customer's order on Friday.
Paula Nice (right) places potatoes in a box during Thursday's FoodNet distribution at F Street Neighborhood Church. Volunteers handled all unpackaged food items.
Le Quartier, 3.26
Inside of Le Quartier Bakery and Cafe on Thursday, March 26, 2020.
Restaurant takeout and delivery
Bar manager Barrie Kuhn (left) packs carryout and delivery orders as chefs Trever Fangmeier and Nick Parent prepare orders at Venue on Thursday. A city councilwoman has proposed allowing bars and restaurants to hold off on remitting occupation taxes to the city to bolster their cash flow amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Barber Shop Restrictions, 3.25
Andy Amen cuts longtime customer Marshall Shepard's hair on Wednesday evening, hours before a city-issued health directive will force barbershops to shut down.
Passing the dark and empty Nebraska Union on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln City Campus on Tuesday, March 31, 2020.
Coronavirus Testing CHI
LINCOLN, NEB. - 03/31/2020 - CHI Health set up a tent at Lincoln North Star parking lot for drive-thru COVID-19 testing, Tuesday, March 31, 2020. JUSTIN WAN, Journal Star
LINCOLN, NEB. - 03/31/2020 - A billboard from the City of Lincoln calls for residents to stay home during coronavirus pandemic, Tuesday, March 31, 2020. JUSTIN WAN, Journal Star
Chalk art from the Zimmer family.
Free ice cream
Liz Shotkoski and two of her children drove around The Knolls neighborhood with a sign on their vehicle that said “Free Ice Cream." They wanted to spread a little cheer. To keep social distance, they used a pool skimmer to hand out the ice cream treats. They also handed out a bag of treats to moms turned teachers at home.
An empty scene at the Railyard is seen in this photo taken on Thursday, April 2, 2020.
Working out at Holmes Lake Park, Lincoln East pitcher Charlie Mosser (left) catches a pitch from Trace Fountain (not shown), the brother of Kale (right) as they and brother Bryce (not shown) worked on staying fit despite the NSAA announcing the cancellation of spring sports activities Thursday.
Lincoln, NE - 4/2/2020 - Sparse vehicle and foot traffic moves through downtown on O Street on Thursday, April 2, 2020. GWYNETH ROBERTS, Journal Star
First Friday-Kiechel Fine Art
Kiechel Fine Art is illuminated in neon blue with its artwork in the windows for First Friday passersby on Wednesday.
A very windy day made it a good day to fly a kite as 5-year-old Lauren Voboril reaches up to help her mother, Raegen, bring down theirs on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at Holmes Lake Park.
Nursing Home Horses
Sarah Thomsen of Roca holds Dudley, her 16-year-old quarter horse, as they visit Southlake Village Rehabilitation & Care Center on Wednesday, April 1. She and others took animals window-to-window to greet residents of the facility.
Noyes Art Gallery
Art lines the sidewalk in front of Noyes Art Gallery, 119 South 9th St., where artist Dori Minchow makes spirit sticks on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. “We have that huge sidewalk, so we’re putting work out so people can see it when they drive by or walk by,” Noyes said. “We’ve actually had two sales curbside.”
Tower Square sign
A sign showing support for New York sits in Tower Square on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.
Well wishes from the staff fill the sign in front of Rousseau Elementary on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.
Father-Son Fishing Feature, 3.31
LINCOLN, NEB. - 03/31/2020 - David Weyant of Lincoln kisses and hugs his son, Jonathan, 5, as they enjoy the warm weather and fresh air fishing on the banks of the lake on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. at Holmes Lake Park. FRANCIS GARDLER, JOURNAL STAR
A sign thanking essential workers is shown on the corner of 52nd and Holdrege streets on Thursday. In smaller print, specific professions such as grocery store workers and bankers are listed.
Signs of encouragement are shown on the front doors of Huntington Elementary School on Thursday.
During the time when spring sports practice would normally be held, Beechner Field displays a sign Thursday, April 2, indicating it's closed.
Toby Pierce listens to music while swinging in Henry Park on Friday, April 3, 2020.
Icicles are seen on the Husker Legacy Statue in front of Memorial Stadium, Friday, April 3, 2020.
NO FUN HERE
A playground closed sign is displayed in front of an empty playground Monday at Pioneers Park.
LINCOLN, NEB. - 04/06/2020 - James Larsen (right) plays a round of tennis with Clay Naff at Irvingdale Park, Monday, April 6, 2020. JUSTIN WAN, Journal Star
LINCOLN, NE - 4/6/2020 - Kids play in front of "The Smoke Signal" statue on Monday, April 6, 2020, at Pioneers Park. EMILY HANEY, Journal Star
Apple-Eating Squirrel, 4.4
LINCOLN, NEB. - 04/04/2020 - Feeling a bit peckish yet seeking privacy, a squirrel enjoys an apple up on an evergreen branch on Saturday, April 4, 2020, at Holmes Lake Park. Cooler temps saw fewer visitors to the park compared to earlier in the week. FRANCIS GARDLER, JOURNAL STAR
LINCOLN, NEB. - 04/08/2020 - Dustin Paris wears a mask as he walks past Nebraska State Capitol, Wednesday, April 8, 2020. JUSTIN WAN, Journal Star
LINCOLN, NE - 4/9/2020 - A "Heroes Work Here" sign shown outside the Lancaster Rehabilitation Center on Thursday, April 9, 2020. EMILY HANEY, Journal Star
Martin and Darlene Weber wear masks as they stroll past Bishop Heights Park on Friday.
Glider Feature Photo, 4.11
Mario Ortiz, a junior at Lincoln North Star, reaches out to catch a styrofoam glider thrown by Marisol Manzo (not shown) on Saturday at Holmes Lake Park. Local residents headed out to the parks for a warm day of relaxation and fun before a forecasted Easter Sunday of rain and snow comes to the area.
Drive-thru Easter Egg Hunt, 4.11
The Easter Bunny greets visitors at the entrance of the Lincoln Sports Foundation "social distancing Easter egg hunt" on Saturday at the Abbott Sports Complex. Fifty-six Easter egg drawings sent in were spread out on the drive around the complex.
Drive-by Easter egg hunt, 4.12
Cars drive by to look at eggs during a drive-by Easter egg hunt on Sunday at First-Plymouth Church. Over 300 eggs were placed around the church.
Drive-by Easter egg hunt, 4.12
Eggs scatter the ground during a drive-by Easter egg hunt on Sunday at First-Plymouth Church. Over 300 eggs were placed around the church.
Drive-by Easter egg hunt, 4.12
An egg is blown by the wind during a drive-by Easter egg hunt on Sunday at First-Plymouth Church. Over 300 eggs were placed around the church.
Drive-by Easter egg hunt, 4.12
Cars drive by to look at eggs during a drive-by Easter egg hunt on Sunday at First-Plymouth Church. Over 300 eggs were placed around the church.
Herbie Husker Runzas
Herbie Husker adjusts his mask next to Donna Hammack, chief development officer at Saint Elizabeth Foundation, as they get ready to send a cart of donated Runzas to the medical staff at CHI Health St. Elizabeth on Tuesday.
A swingset is shown with swings removed in order to prevent people from using it on Monday at Holmes Lake Park.
LINCOLN, NE - 4/13/2020 - A spring rider goes without a kid as playgrounds are closed down on Monday, April 13, 2020, Holmes Lake. EMILY HANEY, Journal Star
Virtual City Council
People watch the live coverage outside the City Council chambers Monday.
COOL SPRING DAY
People walk under a sunny, blue sky at Holmes Lake Park on Monday. Temperatures reached 43 degrees, but the winds were nowhere near as strong as they were Sunday. Temps are forecast to rebound this week, with a high of 48 on Tuesday and 53 on Wednesday before rain and snow chances return.
LINCOLN, NE - 4/11/2020 - From left: Jim Meyers helps Jewel Meyers, 3, learn how to ride a bike on Saturday, April 11, 2020, along C Street. Jewel has a Frozen bike without training wheels ready to go once she learns. Her sister, Aubrey, learned how to ride earlier in the day. EMILY HANEY, Journal Star
Watch: Lincoln neighbors sing 'The Old Rugged Cross'
Constellation Studios, 4.10
Karen Kunc takes a photo of Kenny Walton's paperweights made of hand-blown glass during a memorial exhibition on Friday.
Good Friday Music
Bob Milliken and Carol Milliken perform religious music for a gathering of neighbors on Good Friday on Hunts Drive.
Kite Flying Feature, 4.10
LINCOLN, NEB. - 04/10/2020 - Windy conditions out of the south made for perfect flying weather as four-year-old Lucy Freye (right) chases after the kite sent aloft by her father Randy on Friday, April 10, 2020, Pioneers Park. Weather will turn a bit cooler next week with snow forecasted for Nebraska on Easter Sunday. FRANCIS GARDLER, JOURNAL STAR
LINCOLN, NEB. - 04/10/2020 - Rosa Brim 4, helps her mother Jill Bomberger to move a pile of dirt as part of their gardening project, Friday, April 10, 2020. JUSTIN WAN, Journal Star
Peter Pan Park Feature, 4.9
LINCOLN, NEB. - 04/09/2020 - Cameron Yonker (left) and Austin Brown maintain social distance as they enjoy a windy afternoon of riding the ramps on Thursday, April 9 2020, at Peter Pan Park. FRANCIS GARDLER, JOURNAL STAR
Watch: A timelapse of the mural at Saro Cider
A "Heroes Work Here" sign is erected outside the Lancaster Rehabilitation Center on Thursday.
COVID-19 Workplace Safety
LINCOLN, NEB. - 04/09/2020 - Construction workers, including Nathan Hennings (second from left), keep a 6 feet safety distance as they listen to Sampson Construction's COVID-19 workplace safety meeting at 245 Fallbrook Boulevard, Thursday, April 9, 2020. JUSTIN WAN, Journal Star
Watch: Steffany Lien twirls at birthday party
Downtown Parking, 4.8
LINCOLN, NEB. - 04/08/2020 - Abundant street parking is available for customers in the early afternoon on P Street between 11th and 12th Street on Wednesday, April 8 2020. FRANCIS GARDLER, JOURNAL STAR
Eclipse, Inc. shirts
Walt Lester adds printing to the back of a shirt made by Eclipse Inc., for FEMA workers in New York City.
Saro Cider mural
Elyska Chapman uses acrylic paint to add a bee and flower to a mural on the west side of Saro Cider at South 18th and N Streets on Tuesday. Saro Cider issued an invitation through Instagram for anyone to stop by to add to the mural with their own paint, markers or tin tacker.
Saro Cider mural
Elyska Chapman (left) and Teresa Vega use acrylic paint to add their marks to a mural on the west side of Saro Cider at South 18th and N Streets on Tuesday. Saro Cider issued an invitation through Instagram for anyone to stop by to add to the mural with their own paint, markers or tin tacker.
Holmes Lake crowd
Holmes Lake was a popular spot for a variety of activities on Tuesday.
Holmes Lake Features, 4.7
LAZY DAYS OF APRIL?
"What a stellar day this is," Brent Riehl said as he returned from a lengthy canoe trip with Lexie, a 4-year-old lab-terrier mix and his wife Linda (not shown) on Tuesday at Holmes Lake Park. With temperatures reaching the upper 80s, the park was filled with walkers, bikers and fishermen taking advantage of the summer-like weather. The weather will turn cooler as the week progresses, with Wednesday's high forecast to be 70 degrees, but only 55 on Thursday.
LINCOLN, NEB. - 04/07/2020 - Claire Kuenne, of Lincoln, walks with her dog Canyon, a 2-year-old husky, Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. JUSTIN WAN, Journal Star
Watch: Hand sanitizer rolls off Innovation Campus assembly line
Kids play in front of "The Smoke Signal" statue on Monday at Pioneers Park in Lincoln.
Justin Hullman tours the Abel Hall lobby
Justin Hullman gives a tour of the lobby of Abel Hall to high school students via Zoom, an online teleconferencing service, during Admitted Student Day.
Wildlife Safari Park, 4.4
Cars wait to get into Wildlife Safari Park near Ashland on Saturday. Officials say the park has seen unusually high traffic since it opened March 27.
Inverse Parade, 4.4
A line of cars travels P Street during a drive-thru parade outside the Lincoln Children's Museum on Saturday.
COVID-19 State Employee Union
Deb Strudl, union chairwoman of the Nebraska Association of Public Employees, carries petitions from state workers to the governor Wednesday, asking him for more protections and a pay differential for those who must work in office buildings and engage in person with the public.
Erika Meissner (right) makes tacos for a take-out customer on Tuesday at the 1867 Bar.
Nebraska Crossing Outlets
The corridors at Nebraska Crossing Outlets were quiet Tuesday, but the mall's owner hopes customers will return once some stores reopen April 24.
Siblings (from left) Isabella, Carlitos, D'Angelo and Ramón Villanueva rush around the family's driveway attempting to spell their middle names from the letters written on the concrete, one of the ways they've found to get schoolwork done at home, along with a little exercise.
In this photo taken with slow shutter speed, a man walks past store clearance signs as snow falls in Lincoln, Thursday, April 16, 2020. Lincoln saw some snow showers Thursday afternoon.
Football Stadium, 4.15
Evan Divis (from left), Brandon Swahn and Jackson Markvicka parade around Wahoo High School's parking lot as the school joins others in Nebraska in turning on the football stadium lights for 20 minutes on Wednesday evening to honor the 2020 senior class, whose school year took a strange turn because of the coronavirus.
Snow falls in front of a window sign at Vickeridge thanking those on the frontlines on Thursday, April 16, 2020, on Havelock.
Eagle with PPE
A wood carving of a bald eagle wears a mask and gloves as snow falls on Thursday, April 16, 2020, in Havelock.
Tesla Slonecker, 2, builds a snowman Friday with help from her mother Elizabeth Slonecker as her brother, Finn Slonecker, 4, can't stop playing snowball fight.
Grata Bar & Lounge
Nick Tarlowski of Grata Bar & Lounge prepares a blackened chicken Alfredo pasta for customers looking for a family-sized meal for takeout on Thursday.
Cyclists enjoy the sun Saturday.
From left: Myka Murrell and Toni Murrell practice social distancing as they talk to Michael Craft and Sue Craft on Saturday. "This is how we social distance and keep contact with our neighbors," said Michael Craft. The Crafts home is the go-to spot in the neighborhood for social distance chats. According to Michael, there's normally a few different groups out chatting by his driveway.
Hailey Gannon (center right) and Taniiyah Tomlinson (right) return from a trip to Walgreens for snacks on their hoverboards on Saturday.
Spring Game Emptiness
On a typical gameday, the foot bridge from the North Bottoms to Memorial Stadium would be filled with thousands of Nebraska fans. But Saturday, April 18, the scene was much quieter, with no Red-White Spring Game because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Spring Game Emptiness, 4.18
Usually filled to the brim on gameday, the 14th and Avery streets parking garage sits quiet Saturday as Nebraska fans who would have attended the Red-White Spring Game are nowhere to be seen because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Thanks to LJS
Someone put up a sign across the street from the Journal Star's 926 P St. building thanking us for our coverage.
South 27th and Washington Streets mural
Joel Anderson works on a mural on his fence at South 27th and Washington streets Tuesday.
Sunken Gardens tea party picnic
Katie Wiebelhaus (left) and her friend, Isabela, 9, enjoy a tea party picnic at the Sunken Gardens on Monday.
Private 2nd Class Gary Mack (left) and Senior Master Sgt. Donald Dissmeyer unload food at a food distribution site Wednesday at Lincoln High School.
Hannah Elliott (from left), executive director of Woodlands at Hillcrest, joins volunteers from NRC Health, including Emily Wiebeck, Tess Kurtenbach and Emily Schweitzer, as they thank staff members showing up for work at the senior housing facility on Wednesday, April 22, 2020.
Brian Liegl of Lincoln holds a sign expressing his gratitude to health care workers, Thursday, April 23, 2020, at CHI Health St. Elizabeth. Liegl said nieces are nurses, and he has been taking time during his furlough to hold thank you signs outside local hospitals.
Recovered COVID-19 patient Imogene Hostetler, 91, heads home from CHI St. Elizabeth accompanied by nurses Brittany McCoy and Patrick Kamphaus on Thursday, April 23.
Air and Army National Guard COVID-19 testing
Air and Army National Guard personnel wait to assess people with appointments for COVID-19 testing April 23 in Crete.
Teacher and Staff Parade
Students wave to teachers and staff from their cars on Thursday, April 23, 2020, during a teacher and staff parade at St. John the Apostle School.
Teacher and Staff Parade
Students stick their heads out the window to wave to teachers and staff on Thursday, April 23, 2020, during a teacher and staff parade at St. John the Apostle School.
Ruth Ann Ronne wears a mask while walking by a bed of tulips on Sunday, April 26, 2020, at Sunken Gardens.
O Street cruising
Motorcyclists gather in a parking lot next to the EZ Go gas station at 25th and O streets before cruising down O Street on Saturday, April 25.
Jordan Farahbod (left) hands food to a customer at Billy's Restaurant on Saturday, April 25, 2020.
Lucas Anderson disinfects a bike at the BikeLNK station at 21st and Q streets Saturday, April 25.
A bicycle passes a field of blooming dandelions at Pioneers Park on Tuesday, April 28, 2020.
Laz (left) and Daniel Hundley sit in a basement room where they filled the walls with puzzles that their family has completed. Their favorite is a Coca-Cola polar bear puzzle because it was the hardest to do.
Bryan Mobile Testing
Bryan Health used its Bryan Mobile Testing unit for the first time at Crete Area Medical Center on Friday, April 24.
Former Cop Birthday Drive-by
"It's been one of my best birthdays ever," said Jerome Blowers, a former Lincoln police officer paralyzed in a pool accident who was working as an entrance monitor at Kooser Elementary and celebrated his 55th birthday with a drive-by celebration Wednesday, April 29.
Masks For Truckers
Nebraska State Patrol Sgt. Les Zimmerman hands a package of surgical masks to a truck driver on Wednesday, April 29, 2020, at the westbound I-80 weigh station. The masks were provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Department of Homeland Security as part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
CHI St. Elizabeth president Derek Vance places a sign outside a hospital employee's home Wednesday, April 29. The hospital planned to place 1,500 signs at employees' homes.
The intersection of 14th and Vine streets, near where the Lincoln Marathon would have started this year, sits empty on Sunday morning.
Ten-year-old Connor Krutak and his family participated in an art walk with a dozen other houses as they created their own tiny art and displayed it along sidewalks in the area of Stratford, Rathbone and Puritan avenues on Friday, May 1.
Gateway Mall, 5.1
A steady stream of customers returned to Gateway Mall on Friday. Approximately 24 of the mall's stores and restaurants were open.
Dick's Sporting Goods at Gateway Mall has welcome back signs posted on Thursday, April 30, 2020.
Residents and staff of The Windcrest on Van Dorn wave to decorated vehicles parading through the parking lot on Thursday, April 30. Family and friends of residents made a visit following social distancing guidelines to the assisted-living center, which has banned visitors during the coronavirus pandemic.
Drive-Thru Career Fair
Iyonna Clay hands out bags containing one-page documents from employers who are hiring, explaining what the company does, what jobs are available, and how people can apply during a drive-thru career fair Tuesday, May 5, at Gateway Mall.
Super Saver employee Jarod Williams stocks the shelves with fresh ground beef Tuesday, May 5, at the 48th and O streets location. B&R Stores, which owns Super Saver and Russ's Market, is not considering putting any limits on what people can buy for now, unlike other retailers, which are limiting meat purchases.
Kerri Denell stands with her children (from left), Erazim, 10, Sadie, 5, Elizabeth, 5, and Reese, 8, next to the wishing tree in front of their home on Tuesday.
Center for People In Need food distribution
Boxes of bagged fruit and other food items await distribution by staff of the Center for People In Need and Army National Guard personnel Tuesday, May 4.
Baker Amber Nawrocki zests a lemon at Goldenrod Pastries on Friday.
Test Nebraska site
CHI Health workers place a COVID-19 swab in a test tube while administering tests by appointment at a drive-thru Test Nebraska site at Lancaster Event Center on May 8.
Amanda Russell of Firespring installs a mural May 7 at Bryan East that was designed by Jon Humiston of Umbrella Photo Booth. Another has been installed at Bryan West.
Doris Carbon is all smiles on Mother's Day when her family visits her by her nursing home window, including son-in-law Steve Bartels (left) and Corey Carbon, of Los Angeles on Sunday, May 10, at Legacy Retirement Community.
Reopening Hair Salon
Paetra Stovall, owner of Sweet Jane A Salon, cleans the otherwise empty salon by herself Saturday, May 9, ahead of its reopening.
Spectators keep their distance as cars drive by for the Corona Cruz at Lincoln Southwest on Saturday, May 9.
Lincoln Christian 2020 Seniors
Lincoln Christian School senior Ally Korte (left), one of 52 graduates recognized by the school as they hosted a "We See Our Seniors" event, talks with KC Orduna on Friday, May 8, 2020, on the football field. Each senior had their name painted on the field along with a yard sign featuring a portrait of them.
Eric Post, owner of The Normandy, serves customers Jane Williams (center) and Keith Larsen on the first day of dine-in service returning in Lancaster County on Monday, May 11.
Kati Stauffer (from left), Grace Spaulding, Aysha Gothey and manager Sydney Stauffer go over procedures for service and arrange orders for pickup at Stauffer's Cafe & Pie Shoppe on Monday, May 11.
Signs on South 16th
Diane Walkowiak with the signs she keeps on the South 16th Street side of her home Wednesday. She believes she had COVID-19 despite testing negative for the virus.
Wearing a mask, Mallory Conner carries her ballot at Lincoln Southeast High School, which hosted one of nearly 200 city precincts in the primary election on Tuesday.
Parkview Christian Teacher Appreciation Day
The Parkview Christian parent/student community celebrated educators Wednesday, May 13, by decorating cars and doing a brief parade through the school parking lot for Teacher Appreciation Day.
Kathy Chrastil fires a confetti popper during a graduation parade for her granddaughter Jenny Michener at Michener's home Sunday.
Memorial Day Weekend
LINCOLN, NEB. - 05/23/2020 - Linda Turner and Jim Turner walk to the grave of Jim's father at Wyuka Cemetery, Saturday, May 23, 2020. JUSTIN WAN, Journal Star
Memorial Day Weekend
Lincoln Memorial Cemetery staff member Jasmine Meiergerd hands out flags to visitors Saturday.
Lancaster County Courthouse
A court security guard wipes the front door handle as someone enters the Lancaster County Courthouse on Friday.
To maintain social distancing, officials have closed every other campsite at Branched Oak State Recreation Area.
Church Social Distancing
To help parishioners maintain social distancing, the altar society at St. Patrick's Catholic Church made ornate fabric dividers to block off alternate pews.
Boys and Girls Club food distribution
Taylor Cumblidge, a volunteer with Boys and Girls Clubs of Lincoln/Lancaster County, helps distribute free dinners Monday outside of Friedens Lutheran Church.
Children of Smithfield
Mariah Wailes (from left), Claudia Perales and Luis Sandoval rally in support of Smithfield workers in Crete on Saturday. "Estamos con ustedes
" translates to "We stand by you."
Shoppers walk through the Haymarket Farmers Market on Saturday. It's the first day the market has been open this season.
Holmes Lake Manor Horse Visit
Having grown up with horses in Glenwood, Iowa, Edwin Johnson was happy to see Jewel, a 30-something Arabian horse who made a visit to his window with owner Sheila Carroll of Lincoln on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at Holmes Lake Rehabilitation & Care Center.
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