Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts will answer questions during a one-hour NET News town hall meeting about COVID-19 and the state’s response at 7 p.m. Thursday.

“Speaking of Nebraska: COVID-19 Town Hall with Governor Ricketts” will be carried on television and radio by NET, Nebraska’s PBS and NPR Stations. It will also be streamed on the NET website, the NET Nebraska app, Facebook and at

Viewers and listeners may ask questions during the town hall program by calling 1-800-676-5446 or 402-472-1212. Both before and during the broadcast, questions can be emailed to or submitted to the NET Nebraska, NET News or NET Radio Facebook pages. Questions can also be submitted via Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #COVID19Nebraska.

Along with Ricketts, questions will be answered by Dr. Gary Anthone, chief medical officer for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, and Dr. Matthew L. Blomstedt, commissioner of education for Nebraska.

A recording of “Speaking of Nebraska: COVID-19 Town Hall with Governor Ricketts” will air at 11 p.m. Thursday on NET and at 8 a.m. Friday on NET’s World television channel.

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