Ricketts Wants Nebraska To Be 'Best Prepared' For Coronavirus

Mar 3, 2020

Gov. Ricketts and Vice President Pence in 2019

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts says federal officials are urging states to seek whatever federal resources they need to prepare for the COVID-19 virus as it spreads in the United States and to focus as much as possible on prevention. Ricketts says he's aiming to ensure that Nebraska is the “best-prepared state” to handle the virus if any cases are confirmed outside of quarantine areas. His comments came after a conference call that included governors, Vice President Mike Pence and state and federal health officials. Ricketts says Nebraska is well-positioned thanks to the University of Nebraska Medical Center, a major quarantine center for exposed patients, but people should remain vigilant.