Message from Director Douglas: COVID-19

March 23, 2020

During this trying time, we want to thank each and every one of you for all you are doing. Your health and well-being are of utmost importance to us. Your administration and your team at Nebraska Game and Parks is here for you.

We are making decisions in the best interests of our staff and customers including temporarily closing our facilities to public walk-in traffic, cancelling events and programs and encouraging people to buy permits online. We are monitoring the situation daily and will continue to make decisions following the lead of other state and federal agencies.

We are working through your Divisions to make sure we are reducing the number of people working in any location by encouraging employees to work from home. If you or any member of your family are in a health position that would classify as a higher risk person, please communicate that, either to your supervisor or to HR so that we can formulate a plan to allow you to isolate in your home.

Remember to communicate with your supervisor and/or your division administrator frequently. Updates and frequently asked questions can be found at

Kind regards,
Jim Douglas