Intro by Will Bauer 

Lives lost to COVID-19

Nearly 400 Nebraskans have died during the pandemic, but we don’t know much about them. Every day, a health department in the state issues a press release that says a man or a woman of such and such age died.

But no more.

These people are mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, friends, neighbors, members of our community. And we know so little about them.

In any other time, we would have memorials to the dead. What we’re attempting to do is to fix that. We want to help Nebraska remember those lost to COVID-19. And we need your help.

We would like to create a list of everyone we’ve lost. Their name. Where they’re from. A little bit about them. Ideally, we’d like to talk to people who know them and can tell us more. We’re collecting this information for news organizations around the state so communities can remember their neighbors.

Do you know someone? Let us know by filling the form.

Spanish speakers can fill out this form.

Sofía Barragán de la Luz, September 18, 1945 – May 21, 2020

Don José Gaytán-Ramos, December 29, 1964 – May 31, 2020

Carlos A. Tibbs, Sept 16, 1985 – August 19, 2020

This is a collaboration between local media led by the Roper Lab at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

For questions, contact chris@thereader.com


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Chris Bowling

Chris has worked for The Reader since January 2020. As an investigative reporter and news editor he’s taken deep dives into topics such as police transparency, affordable housing and COVID-19. Originally...

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