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The computer network outage has led to the postponement of patient appointments this week.
Antigen testing machines like those in Nebraska Medicine’s clinical laboratory in Omaha are being credited with helping the Huskers and the rest of the Big Ten get back to playing football this fall.
Also, Ben Gray, a health board member and Omaha city councilman, said he plans to introduce a measure next week extending the city's mask mandate beyond Oct. 20.
Nebraskans should take steps to prevent being bitten by mosquitoes until a hard frost brings an end to mosquito season.
UNMC and COVAXX previously reached a separate agreement that involved providing large-scale antibody testing for the novel coronavirus.
The positive sample means residents should take steps to protect themselves from mosquito bites until the first hard frost brings an end to mosquito season.
The aim is to help individuals, and the health care system, avoid a simultaneous run of influenza and COVID-19.
“There’s been a whole lot of learning since this started,” said Dr. Angela Hewlett, who directs the COVID-19 infectious diseases service at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
Assistance money hasn't fully covered the declines in revenue or the increased expenses hospitals have faced since the pandemic began, the association said.
Fleming noted that Nebraska is not doing too badly. The state currently is in the yellow zone, defined by the White House Coronavirus Task Force as a positivity rate of between 5% and 10%.