More health restrictions go into effect today

Going into the holidays, Lincoln's health restrictions are tightening up on Wednesday.
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN)- Going into the holidays, Lincoln’s health restrictions are tightening up on Wednesday. Officials say it’s due to the uncontrolled spread of the virus in Lincoln and Lancaster County.

226 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Lancaster County and three more residents have died, bringing the community total to 73.

From now until December 18th, bars and restaurants must stop selling alcohol by 8:45 p.m. and close by 9 p.m. Bars that do not sell food must move to carry-out sales only.

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Gyms will be limited to ten people or 25% capacity, with masks and social distancing required.

Indoor gatherings are limited to ten people or less, with the exception of schools, grocery stores, retail stores, and where you work.

Youth sports will remain postponed until at least December 7th.

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