RICKETTS: Nebraska is ‘on the same page’ with direction from Dr. Fauci
Governor Pete Ricketts says Nebraska and Iowa are "on the same page" with the direction being given by the nation's top infectious disease doctor in stopping the spread of COVID-19.
Governor Pete Ricketts says Nebraska and Iowa are “on the same page” with the direction being given by the nation’s top infectious disease doctor in stopping the spread of COVID-19.
Ricketts tweeted around 1’clock Monday afternoon saying he and Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds had “just wrapped up a call” with Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Fauci is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and has become widely known for his role in nationally-televised press conference with President Donald Trump.
“He supports our plans and says our states are “on the same page” with the direction he’s giving,” Ricketts said in the tweet.
Ricketts has faced criticism for not issuing a “shelter-in-place” order like a majority of states have. Nebraska is one of nine states to not issue such an order. He has defended his stance previously by saying it’s not appropriate to compare one state’s mandates with another because of size and population difference.
Ricketts is scheduled to provide an update on the state’s response to the coronavirus at 2 p.m. Monday.