GOV: Health measures to continue until end of year

Gov. Pete Ricketts went live on Monday to update Nebraskans on coronavirus health measures

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Gov. Pete Ricketts said Monday he will extend Nebraska’s current coronavirus restrictions through December.

The current restrictions require masks in certain businesses, such as salons and tattoo parlors, where it’s difficult to maintain 6 feet of distance between people. They had been set to expire Monday.

Ricketts says they are making “a plan to fit Nebraska” in regards to mask mandate questions.

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Ricketts says that if you traveled on Thanksgiving, Test Nebraska is one of the ways to make sure you didn’t carry something back from the holiday weekend.

Test Nebraska has delivered 473,000 test results back and nearly 550,000 Nebraskans have signed up and done an assessment.

John Hilgert, the Director of the Nebraska Department of Veteran’s Affairs, spoke at the press conference and asked Nebraskans to think beyond their own situations and think of the Veterans who sacrificed their lives for their country and follow the health mandates.

“This is not a huge sacrifice compared to serving in the military,” Hilgert said. “The health care workers who’s chosen professions are to serve them throughout all of our long-term care facilities, you could really be a big help. You have a part to play in this by wearing the mask, socially distance, making good decisions, and wash your hands.”


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