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Covid-19 Updates: April 20

With the slowdown or shutdown of many workplaces, some people are eligible for unemployment benefits, though there are delays reported by applicants, some utilities are helping families facing financial difficulties. Omaha Public Power says it’s relaxing some of the rules for assistance. You can find details online at

One of the few venues where no Covid-19 limits exist – the outdoors - just so long as you keep a minimum six foot distance between you and others. The outdoors with a light show …. The Lyrid Meteor Shower is now through April 25th, with peak activity expected in the early hours of Wednesday, April 22nd. You may want to find a spot away from city lights to view the meteors.

Nebraska’s number of Covid-19 cases now stands at 1,474…Out of over 15,000 tested, over 14,000 tests have come back negative. Concentrations of cases are found in Douglas, Hall and Dawson Counties. Washington County reports 20 cases so far.

Iowa has 2,902 cases. Nearly 25 thousand people in Iowa have been tested. Concentrations of virus cases are in the eastern and middle section of the Hawkeye State. 13 reported in Harrison County.

Senior Citizens in Harrison County have another resource during the Pandemic…the county home and Public Health Department is encouraging seniors to call the Connections Area Agency on Aging for frozen and shelf stable meals and care packs which include personal care items. You can call 800-432-9209 or go online to

For more coverage of the Coronavirus and local community response, including news from Connie Green and guest host interviews with Kelly Johnson, click here.



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