Restrictions ordered for all Nebraska counties

Gov. Ricketts issues new directed health measure
Pete Ricketts
Posted at 8:01 PM, Apr 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-03 21:03:38-04

LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — Governor Pete Ricketts issued a directed health measure aimed at all 93 Nebraska counties.

The state-issued DHM imposes an enforceable, 10-person limit on public gatherings, prohibits elective surgeries and procedures, requires restaurants and bars to close their dining areas and move to takeout, delivery and/or curbside pickup.

There are other provisions to this DHM, you can find here.

This DHM will be in effect beginning Friday at 10 p.m. and will last until May 11 unless renewed.

The governor said in a news release, "Now that we have seen community spread across the state, the State is applying directed health measures for all 93 counties until May 11th. The next several weeks will be key to slowing the spread of the virus in Nebraska. We are asking Nebraskans to further limit social interactions, work, go home, and shop once a week.”

The governor noted that some county or regional health departments have imposed stricter regulations and that those take precedent. For example, the governor's DHM does not close beauty salons, but the Douglas County order does not allow them to operate since they cannot maintain six feet separation for the service.

Governor Ricketts had previously ordered that schools operate without students through May 31.

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