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Pandemic May Lead To Closing Of One-In-Six Nebraska Businesses

May 20, 2020

The coronavirus has hurt a vast majority of Nebraska’s businesses and about one in six of them are worried that it will force them to close their doors permanently. That's according to a report released Tuesday by the Nebraska Business Development Center at the University of Nebraska Omaha. The report highlights the sweeping damage caused by business closures and social-distancing measures to keep the virus from spreading. It says 87% of Nebraska businesses have been hurt because of the pandemic. The hardest-hit industries were arts, entertainment and recreation; health care and social assistance; educational services; and food services.