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Gov. Ricketts signs executive order to help inform first responders of possible COVID-19 exposures

Posted at 10:24 PM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 23:24:33-04

LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts signed an executive order Wednesday that deals with informing first responders of possible COVID-19 exposures.

The order lifts some restrictions to help law enforcement, firefighters and EMTs know about possible exposure before entering a home.

The order deals with giving out health information that might otherwise be private.

As 3 News Now has previously reported, groups like the Nebraska Fraternal Order of Police have been calling on the governor for such an action.

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