(Lincoln, NE) -- After nearly a dozen Nebraska state Senators urged Governor Pete Ricketts to bring back the state's COVID-19 dashboard, the Department of Health and Human Services says it won't be revived anytime soon.
“At this time, there are no plans to bring back the dashboard,” a DHHS spokewoman said in an email to WOWT 6 News.
Last week, 11 state senators sent a letter to Ricketts urging him to reinstate the dashboard. The next day, the leaders of Nebraska’s major hospital networks said during an announcement about vaccination requirements that they had also lobbied the governor’s office, through the state’s top medical officer, to reinstate the dashboard and were told the state was working to do just that. But the governor’s office said later that day there were no plans to do so.