VIDEO: DHMs to expire this Friday

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and officials with the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) provide a live update on COVID-19 and the current Directed Health Measure (DHMs) in the community Wednesday at 11 am.

Health Director Pat Lopez says with Lancaster County’s continued progress, restrictions will be relaxing even more.

“Achieving green on the risk dial was a major milestone for our entire community. Because of our continued progress locally, we have reached another milestone during this pandemic. We are pleased to announce that we will allow our current direct health measure to expire at 11:59 pm this Friday, June 18.”

Key changes include:

  • No restrictions on gatherings of any kind
  • Event plans for gatherings of more than 500 are no longer required
    • Special event permits will still be reviewed
  • K-12 extracurricular activities no longer need to submit an activity plan
  • Peddle pubs and party busses no longer need to keep a list of passenger for 21 days
  • Restaurants, bars, childcare facilities, barbershops, cosmetology establishments, estheticians, body art, and massage parlors are no longer subject to DHMs

People who have contracted or come into contact with COVID-19 are still required to isolate or quarantine as directed by the health department. This has always been a public health practice.

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