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Sen. Steve Lathrop

Sen. Steve Lathrop

District 12

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COVID-19 Resources
April 8th, 2020

Hello everyone. Here is a growing list of resources and information available to you as we navigate the coronavirus pandemic. I will continue to update this list as more becomes available. As always, feel free to email or call me with questions or suggestions. Stay well.

For Everyone

FAQs (current restrictions, testing information, etc.)

Douglas County Health Department 

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

Federal economic impact payments (track payment/update information)

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Tax deadlines

Federal tax information

State tax information

For Workers


File a claim with Nebraska Department of Labor (NEworks) – follow the “Register” link at the top of the page. If you apply for traditional unemployment but do not qualify, the Labor Department says you will automatically be considered for the special Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program. 

Need assistance? If you live in the Omaha area and need help with your unemployment claim or related issue, contact the American Job Center at 402-444-4700. Even if you plan to visit the office in person, you are encouraged to call in advance.

Paid leave information

U.S. Department of Labor

Legal Aid of Nebraska

Tourism industry workers

Omaha Visitors Center 

For Families

General information

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

Health insurance questions (Q&A with individual insurers)

Nebraska Department of Insurance

Housing and utilities questions/assistance

Legal Aid of Nebraska

Report suspected child abuse

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

Domestic violence/family law questions

Legal Aid of Nebraska

Child care assistance for first responders

CRCC is providing child care for first-responder families at their location at 138th and Q. For more information, contact 402-496-1000 and ask for Lindsey.

List of restaurants offering delivery/carryout

Omaha Convention & Visitors Bureau

For Voters

Polling places will be open May 12, but voters are strongly encouraged to request absentee ballots so they can vote by mail. Here are some links from the Douglas County Election Commission. 

Request a mail-in ballot (must be submitted by May 1 at 6 p.m.)

Track your ballot request

For Businesses

Find relief

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) relief options

SBA Omaha office

Nebraska Department of Economic Development (field staff contacts available to assist)

Nebraska Main Street Network

Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce

Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Short-Time Compensation

Short-Time Compensation (STC) allows employers to reduce hours for groups of employees by 10 to 60 percent while enabling those employees to receive a prorated unemployment benefit.

Nebraska Department of Labor’s STC page

For legal help

Nebraska State Bar Association’s Volunteer Lawyers Project

Legal Aid of Nebraska

Thank you for visiting my website. It is an honor to represent the people of the 12th legislative district in the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature.

You’ll find my contact information on the right side of this page, as well as a list of the bills I’ve introduced this session and the committees on which I serve. Please feel free to contact me and my staff about proposed legislation or any other issues you would like to address.

Sen. Steve Lathrop

Sen. Steve Lathrop

District 12
Room #1103
P.O. Box 94604
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-2623
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