LIVE: Lancaster County coronavirus update

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — As for Royal Grove, the City Attorney says they are still considering legal action. At this time they are reviewing the information and will announce a decision later next week as well.

LLCHD is recommending to ‘cancel’ Thanksgiving this year to avoid gatherings. They will be releasing more information and recommendations about celebrating this holiday next week.

Superintendent Steve Joel has announced that all youth sports will be delayed for at least three weeks in order to help manage the spread of the coronavirus.

Student-athletes will be allowed to practice and meet together remotely, but not in-person.

Scheduled games may be canceled or postponed until after Dec. 7.

This postponement applies to club sports as well.

There will also be a change in the student calendar to provide teachers more plan time.

Class will NOT be held on the Monday and Tuesday before Thanksgiving.

Health Director Pat Lopez has announced new Direct Health Measures that will go into effect for Lancaster County on Monday.

The additional measures are as follows:

  • Indoor gathers must be no more than 10 people or a 25% capacity limit.
  • Events of 500 people or more must be postponed till Dec. 7.
    • For events scheduled after Dec. 7, venues must submit an event plan to LLCHD regardless of how many people will be attending.
  • All businesses that sell alcohol must end all alcohol sales by 10 p.m. and close business by 11 p.m.
  • Mobile bars, like Peddle Pub or Group Therapy, cannot operate until Dec. 7.
  • Masks must be worn indoors unless social distancing (six feet) can be maintained.

Lincoln’s Mayor and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) provide an update on the county’s coronavirus numbers.

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Today LLCHD reports 161 new coronavirus cases. This brings the community total to 12,284.

The total number of deaths in the community remains at 57.

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Total coronavirus recoveries are up from 4,563 to  4,609.

A total of 142 people (56 from Lancaster County) were being treated for the virus at local hospitals. A total of fifteen people were on ventilators.

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Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, shortness of breath, repeated shaking with chills, repeated muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell.

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