Phase 3 DHMs to be extended into September
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — On Wednesday, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced the Phase 3 directed health measures (DHMs) that are in effect until Aug. 31 are being extended through Sept. 13. A total of 66 Nebraska counties are currently in Phase 3.
All counties in Phase 3 will move to Phase 4 on Sept. 14 unless hospitalizations dramatically change. Those 66 counties will continue in Phase 4 through Oct. 31. Phase 4 DHMs move 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.
Twenty-seven counties are currently in Phase 4, which will be extended through Sept. 30.