Gov. Ricketts announces New Directed Health Measures

LINCOLN – At an afternoon press briefing, Governor Pete Ricketts announced the next steps in the State’s phased plan to loosen restrictions that have been in place during the coronavirus pandemic. The new directed health measures (DHMs), easing restrictions on businesses and activities, took effect June 22, 2020. Most counties in Nebraska (89 out of 93) will move to “Phase 3” of the reopening. Dakota, Hall, Hamilton, and Merrick counties will move to “Phase 2.”

Gov. Ricketts: Directed Health Measures

We first implemented Directed Health Measures back in March to help slow the spread of the virus. We’ve successfully slowed the spread. Now, we’re taking a step-by-step approach to loosen restrictions, while still making sure our healthcare system is stable.

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