OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — A lot of announcements came out of Nebraska on Friday in terms of how the state is dealing with the pandemic and changes that are coming.
Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts announced starting May 4, statewide religious services are exempt from the DHM (Directed Health Measure) rule allowing only 10 people in the building.
He asked that families sit in pews together and remain 6 ft apart from others.
Additionally, in certain areas including Douglas, Sarpy and Cass counties, restaurants can re-open starting May 4 to allow customers to dine in.
Restaurants must be at 50 percent occupancy or less and tables must be 6 ft apart from each other.
Bars can’t re-open yet.
Another change involves daycares, which had been going by the 10 person limit. Starting May 4, 15 children be in the same room together.
Hair salons, nail salons, tattoo parlors and massage therapists may re-open in certain areas on May 4. The businesses must follow the 10 people or less rule and everyone, including patrons, must wear masks.
Out of Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert’s office -- all parks are reopening Saturday; however, playground equipment remains closed. The 10 person or less rule is still in effect for parks, so large gatherings remain punishable.
Anchor Jennifer Griswold explains in the above video.
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