Local COVID-19 Info

Platte River Radio provides local information…not panic.



Federal resources

CDC Coronavirus information page

Small Business Administration Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

U.S. White House

U.S. Food  & Drug Administration

World Health Organization (WHO)

State Resources

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts

TestNebraska.com for a Covid-19 test questionnaire to see if you’re at risk and need to be tested

Nebraska Coronavirus Resource Page

Nebraska Department of Labor

Nebraska Attorney General Consumer Protection From Covid Fraud

Health Departments

South Heartland District Health Department  (Adams, Clay, Nuckolls, Webster)

Central District Heath Department (Hall, Hamilton, Merrick)

Two River Health Department (Buffalo, Dawson, Gosper, Phelps, Kearney, Harlan, Franklin)

Local Governments

City of Kearney Alert Center

Buffalo County

City of Hastings

Adams County

City of Grand Island

Hall County

Community aid

Heartland United Way in Grand Island, South Central United Way in Hastings, United Way Kearney Area

Community Action Partnership Mid Nebraska

Kearney Jubilee Center

Food Pantries

Buffalo County Community Health Partners

And our reporters are asking questions of our elected officials

Question to Governor Ricketts about the high number of coronavirus cases in the Tri-Cities

Governor Ricketts’s response to President Trump’s call for states to reopen

Interviews with local businesses and service providers

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Roger Steele, Grand Island Mayor

Jean Sidwell, Buffalo County Treasurer

Pete Ricketts, Governor of Nebraska

Stan Clouse, Kearney Mayor

Steve Halloran, Nebraska State Senator (Hastings)

BJ Pumroy, Hastings College AD

Randy Buschkoetter, Kearney City Council

Mayor Corey Stutte, Hastings

Marc Bauer, UNK AD

Jay Bellar, NSAA

Justin Patterson, Wilcox-Hildreth Superintendent

Doug Kristensen, UNK Chancellor

Dr. Kent Edwards, KPS Superintendent

Jody Moeller, Legion Baseball, 5/18 update

Jim Swenson, Parks Division Administrator

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Kristin Winchester, Kearney Farmers Market

SpencerKuhl & Mark McBride, HLMK Funeral Home

Cheri Jensen, Belle Cheri Salon

Mike Hansen, Nutrient Ag Solutions

Rod Jensen, Highland Park Farmers Market

Laney Uphoff, TFI Family Servies

Tayler Johnshon, Anytime Fitness Kearney

Ed Wiltgen, Taco John’s

Mick McDowell, Miletta Vista Winery

Riley Gruntoarad, YMCA of the Prairie

Oliva Derr, Kearney Animal Shelter

Shawn Enberg, Alley Rose

Andrea Woolen, Buffalo County Fair

Bently Bensen, Southern Hills Golf

Broc Anderson, Trails and Rails Museum

Todd Miller, Ag Dryer Services

Rod Strong, Bulleyes Sports Bar and Grill

Dani Roseberry, Country House

Cheryl White, Cambridge Court

Doug Deterdings, Deterdings Hot Tubs, Pools, Fireplaces

John Angst, Husker Sit N Sleep

Brad Moline, ALLO

Jami Swift, Kearney Country Club

Katie Autry, Katie Autry Photography

Amy Barth, Just For Ladies

Georgia Brynn & Carolyn Bock, Stitch 3

Elizabeth Roetman, Kearney Works

Denise Zwiener, Buffalo County Community Partners

Josh Murray, American Red Cross

Jodi Graves, South Central United Way

Jessica Janitscheck, Landmark Implement

Adam Ferguson, Adams Corner Market

Alex Carney, Freddy’s

Ashley Wright, Paint Paradise

Bryce Jensen, World Theater

Chelsie Bebensee, Diva’s Floral

Chris Kotulak, CEO Fonner Park

Collin Nabity, Kearney Chicken Coop

Derek Rusher, President, CEO Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce

Doug Keller, Eustis Body Shop

Heath Phillips, General Sales Manager Midway

John Becker, Copycat Printing

Dr. John Lawton, Overton Veterinary Services

John Crocker, Joys Table

Mike Johnson, Johnson Landscape, Mandy Johnson, Optical Gallery

Kara Tharp, Pat’s Auto Repair

Kyle Sayler, Sayler Screenprinting

Margo Icenoggle Larson, Executive Directive Kearney Area CASA

Matt Shaner, Golf USA

Michael Bruce, Bruce Furniture

Mike Anderson, Cunningham’s

Mike Bruns, Big Dally’s Deli

Miki Shafer, Hastings Chamber of Commerce

Ronda Jaeschke, Kearney Tire & Auto

Rick Smith, Farm Bureau Financial Services

Rocky Geiser, REMAX

Sarah McClanahan, Builders Warehouse

Scott Klone, Buffalo Wild Wings

Shawna Crawford, Shop Wheeler Dealer

Shelia Shown, Upland Bar and Grille

Steve Anderson, Fonner Park Announcer

Susan Tonniges, Kearney CPA

Kyla Martin, Community Action Partnership of Mid-Nebraska

Ann Marie Bosshamer, NE Beef Counsel

Todd Shirmer, Fanatics and The Bike Shed

Dick Cochran, Hot Meals USA

Terry Anstine, 5 Points Bank

Ryan Wise, Buzz’s Marine

The KHAS Radio Close Up Program