Take-out to help out your community

With COVID-19 numbers rising, Gov. Ricketts encourages ordering food to-go
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN)- Eating during a pandemic is tricky, but ordering take-out at your local restaurant is a safer, socially-distanced option that also helps out your community.

Gov. Pete Ricketts is encouraging Nebraskans to order their food-to-go to help local restaurants.

“It has had an impact on our restaurants,” Ricketts says. “We have seen permanent closures of restaurants and bars. We know that their business has been down and this gives all of us an opportunity to help out our restaurant industry here by getting take out or delivery.”

The Nebraska Restaurant Association says most restaurants are seeing revenue drops of around 30%. Some restaurants have yet to open their dining rooms since they were closed in March, with other restaurant owners contemplating closing down their dining rooms.

Last week the Department of Health and Human Services issued new Directed Health Measures for Lincoln. This is a list of some that apply to eating at restaurants:

  • Restaurants, Bars, Bottle Clubs, and Gentlemen’s Clubs remain open for dine-in
  • Bar patrons who are participating in games such as pool, darts, shuffleboard, etc. are required to wear
    a mask when not drinking or eating
  • Patrons will be required to be seated while on-premise unless they are placing an order, using the
    restroom, or playing games
  • 100% of rated occupancy, but six feet of separation required between tables
  • Bar seating is permitted but six feet of separation must be maintained between parties
  • Maximum of eight individuals in a party (groups larger than eight will need to split into
    multiple tables)
  • Self-serve buffets and salad bars are permitted

Here is a list of just a few of the local restaurants that you can order food to-go at:

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