Governor Ricketts And First Lady Exposed To Coronavirus

LINCOLN- Governor Pete Ricketts and first lady Susanne Shore have gone into quarantine after both were exposed to a person with the coronavirus.

Ricketts spokesman Taylor Gage says Ricketts and Shore had dinner outside with three other people on Sunday night. One of the people who was with them tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday. Gage said Ricketts and Shore will quarantine for 14 days. Neither is showing any symptoms, and both will get tested.

Nebraska has seen a recent record-setting surge in new, known virus cases and hospitalizations, prompting Ricketts to reimpose some of the public health mandates that were lifted in September.