LINCOLN – On April 21, Governor Pete Ricketts announced a new plan to scale up Nebraska’s capability to test for COVID-19. The State is launching a public-private partnership to significantly expand testing in Nebraska over the next several weeks. The program will enlist Nebraskans to take an assessment, get tested, and track their health.
“I’m excited to roll out our Test Nebraska initiative to accelerate our ability to defeat the virus and get Nebraskans back to work,” Ricketts said. “This broad-scale testing program will give us a clearer view of the health of our state. Having good data will give us the confidence we need to move forward. To accomplish testing on a large scale, we’ve partnered with an organization that has done similar work in Utah and is launching a program in Iowa today as well.”
To prepare for the expanded testing, all Nebraskans are asked to participate in the #TestNebraskaChallenge. Sign up at TestNebraska.com then go on social media and challenge five friends to do the same.
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