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Governor Releases New Directed Health Measures

All Changes are Statewide and in Effect  Thursday, December 24

Governor Pete Ricketts announced that the State is moving from the “yellow” to “blue” phase of its coronavirus pandemic response plan. As a result, the State of Nebraska issued new Directed Health Measures (DHMs) that went into effect at 12:01 AM on Thursday, December 24. These changes were made based on the percentage of staffed hospital beds in Nebraska filled by coronavirus patients dropping below the 15% (7-day rolling average) threshold. READ FULL DHM

Moving from the “yellow” to “blue” phase involves the following DHM changes:

  • Seating persons in groups of 8 or less returns to guidance for restaurants, bars, wedding/funeral receptions, and other venues.
  • The requirement for individuals at bars and restaurants to be seated unless ordering food, using the restroom, or playing games returns to guidance.
  • The maximum capacity for indoor gatherings goes from 50% to 75%.
    • Only certain venues where people convene are considered “gatherings” under the State’s DHMs. Go to http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/Coronavirus and click on “Directed Health Measures” for details.
  • Elective surgeries can resume without restriction.

If you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 call Superior Family Medical Center – 402.879.4781.

Please remember that Brodstone is a TestNebraska facility and will continue testing on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays through the month of January. Go to https://www.testnebraska.com for a free online assessment to see if you are eligible for testing.

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