Nebraska DHMs To See Change Effective 12:01 AM Wednesday

Nebraska DHMs To See Change Effective 12:01 AM Wednesday
Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts. Courtesy of Governor's Office.

LINCOLN – Information has been provided this week from the Governor’s Office for changes to Nebraska’s Directed Health Measure (DHM).

According to a release from the office of Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts, these changes are set to go into effect on Wednesday, November 11.

Plans for reopening or expanding to new capacity limits must be submitted to the local health departments and approved for all indoor and outdoor locations/venues that hold 500 or more individuals (1,000 or more in counties or 500,000 population) before reopening is permitted. The plan must contain planned number of guests, how the location will meet social distancing guidelines and sanitation guidelines.

For extracurricular activities, fan attendance for all indoor youth activities for both school and club sponsored events are limited to household member of participants only. Six feet of separation is required between household units.

Bars and restaurants will remain open for dine-in at 100% rated occupancy but six feet of separation is required between tables.

For churches and places of worship, there is no limit on occupancy but household units must maintain six feet of separation.

Indoor gatherings will be limited to 25% of rated occupancy (not to exceed 10,000) while outdoor gatherings will remain at 100% of rated occupancy. Groups shall be no larger than eight individuals.

Dancing at wedding receptions is permissible if individuals remain at their tables/seats and keep social distancing between groups.