Ricketts announces relaxed health measures in several regions

Governor Pete Ricketts on Monday announced less restrictive Directed Health Measures (DHMs) will take effect in three additional regions in southern Nebraska on May 18, 2020.
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Governor Pete Ricketts on Monday announced less restrictive Directed Health Measures (DHMs) will take effect in three additional regions in southern Nebraska on May 18, 2020.

The regions are the South Heartland, Public Health Solutions, and Two Rivers districts.

Ricketts also issued guidance to resume baseball and softball in June, with enhanced physical distancing measures in place for the safety of athletes, coaches, and spectators. Practices will be permitted starting on June 1st, and games can take place as of June 18th.

Ricketts encouraged people to continue to take the TestNebraska.com assessment. To date, the state has received 2,358 test results from the initiative’s testing sites. Of those, 80 have been positive.

Currently, Test Nebraska sites are open in Schuyler, Grand Island, Lincoln and Omaha. Ricketts announced plans to open a mobile testing site in Lexington.

 

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