LINCOLN- Governor Pete Ricketts announced that the state’s third COVID-19 related Directed Health Measure includes Butler, Hall, Hamilton, Merrick, Polk, Seward, and York counties, which will be in effect until May 6th unless renewed.
The first DHM, issued on March 18th, applies to Cass, Douglas, and Sarpy counties and is in effect until at least April 30th. The second DHM, issued on March 25th, applies to Dodge, Lancaster, Saunders, and Washington counties and is in effect until at least May 6th. The DHM imposes an enforceable limit on public gatherings. Among other steps, the DHM requires restaurants and bars in these areas to close their dining areas immediately and move to takeout service, delivery, and/or curbside service only until further notice. Additionally, schools in these areas are directed to operate without students in their buildings. This restriction does not apply to school staff working in school buildings.
It also does not apply to daycares that may be operated at a school per the Governor’s executive order regarding childcare.