Gov. Ricketts announces changes to Directed Health Measures Encourages Nebraskans to avoid the “Three C’s”

LINCOLN – Governor Pete Ricketts announced changes to the State’s directed health measures (DHMs) that will take effect statewide on October 21, 2020. The Governor also launched a campaign to encourage Nebraskans to avoid the “Three C’s” to help slow the spread of the virus: 1) crowded places, 2) close contact, and 3) confined spaces.

Dr. James Lawler, associate professor of infectious disease at UNMC, joined the Governor to emphasize the increasing spread of the virus across the state. The State’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Gary Anthone, announced the State of Nebraska is allocating up to $40 million of CARES Act funding to support hospital capacity.

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