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Gov. Ricketts, State Health Leaders Meet with Fed. COVID-19 Response Coordinator Birx | Rural Radio Network

Gov. Ricketts, State Health Leaders Meet with Fed. COVID-19 Response Coordinator Birx

Gov. Ricketts, State Health Leaders Meet with Fed. COVID-19 Response Coordinator Birx
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Governor Pete Ricketts hosted Dr. Deborah L. Birx for a meeting at the State Capitol Friday.   

During the meeting, Gov. Ricketts overviewed Nebraska’s ongoing work to slow the spread of the virus and to support the state’s hospital capacity.

The Governor was joined by the State’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Gary Anthone, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) CEO Dannette R. Smith, and Deputy Director of the DHHS Division of Public Health Felicia Quintana-Zinn.

 In addition to State health leaders, local public health officials took part in the meeting, along with representatives of hospital networks in Nebraska.

Dr. Birx is the U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy, and she also serves in the Office of the Vice President as the government’s Coronavirus Response Coordinator.

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