Directed Health Measures Extended Into September

LINCOLN- Phase 3 directed health measures that are in effect until August 31 are being extended through September 13.

A total of 66 Nebraska counties are currently in Phase 3. All counties in Phase 3 will move to Phase 4 on September 14 unless hospitalizations dramatically change. Those 66 counties will continue in Phase 4 through October 31. Phase 4 DHMs move DHM restrictions on restaurants, bars, churches, child care centers, and other businesses to guidance, and allow outdoor venues to operate at full capacity. Arenas and event centers may operate at 75% capacity, though organizers of events of 500 or more people must still receive local health department approval prior to reopening.

27 counties are currently in Phase 4, which will be extended through September 30.