Restaurants, salons, childcare facilities see lighter restrictions beginning Monday

Lancaster County's directed health measure will change on Monday, May 11 - lightening restrictions across the Capital city.
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Lancaster County will see lighter restrictions beginning Monday, May 11th, as a new directed health measure goes into effect.

Many businesses will open their doors to customers – with restrictions.

Dine-in restaurants:

  • Limit customers to no more than 50% capacity.
  • Minimum of 6 feet between tables.
  • Limit group size to no more than six (6) people.
  • Disinfect tables and chairs after each customer use.
  • Disinfect all high touch surfaces at least every 4 hours.
  • Employee temperatures will be taken before working – temperatures above 100.4° or anyone experiencing symptoms will be dismissed.
  • Employees with close contact with the public to wear face masks/coverings.
  • Buffets and salad bars to remain closed – restaurant staff serve food directly to customers.

Barbershops, hair salons, nail salons, tattoo shops, massage therapy facilities:

  • Employees & customers must wear face masks/coverings.
  • Maintain physical distancing of 6feet in waiting areas.
  • Work stations must be 6 feet apart or separated by a barrier that can be disinfected.
  • Disinfect stations, waiting areas to be sanitized after each client, and all high touch surfaces at least every 4 hours.
  • Employee temperatures will be taken before working – temperatures above 100.4° or anyone experiencing symptoms will be dismissed.

Child care facilities:

  • Temperatures of all children and staff will be taken before working and rechecked during the afternoon – temperatures above 100.4° or anyone experiencing symptoms will be dismissed.
  • All children and staff to wash hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water upon entering the facility.
  • Follow Nebraska DHHS staff-child ratio requirements but in no event shall any group size be more than 15 children in a single room or confined space.
  • Disinfect all high touch surfaces at least every 4 hours.
  • Children and staff may not relocate or work between different centers.
  • Children and staff may not share cups, glasses, bottles, and eating utensils.
  • Family-style food service will not be allowed.
  • Water play and sensory play such as rice, beans, sand, or playdough activities will not be allowed.
  • Toys and other items that cannot be cleaned and sanitized/disinfected will not be allowed.

The full requirements for the directed health measure can be found here. 

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