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Mayor Stothert and councilmembers who oppose Omaha mask mandate invited to tour UNMC's COVID wards

Nebraska Medical Center
Posted at 12:06 PM, Jan 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-16 22:38:41-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert and Councilmembers Don Rowe, Brinker Harding, and Aimee Melton have been invited to tour UNMC’s COVID wards.

The invitation comes from Dr. Dan Johnson, UNMC’s Division Chief of Critical Care.

In a recent statewide COVID briefing call, he extended this invitation to any public figure who opposes non-pharmaceutical interventions that help slow the pandemic such as mask requirements.

Sara Kohen, who ran against Melton for city council in 2020, sent a letter stating that Douglas County Health Director Dr. Lindsay Huse’s mask requirement for Omaha is “a simple step to help take pressure off our overwhelmed hospitals and teachers.”

Kohen also said “Councilmembers Rowe, Harding, and Melton intervening in the lawsuit against Dr. Huse is unproductive political theater and is a waste of taxpayer dollars.”

3 News Now will keep you updated if there are statements made by the Mayor or Councilmembers in response to this letter.

SEE MORE: Three Omaha councilmembers join state lawsuit against mask mandate

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