OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - 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.
LINCOLN, Neb. (KTIV) -- Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts held his daily news conference Tuesday at 2 p.m. to update the public on the state's response to the COVID-19 coronavirus.
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