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Local residents share their thoughts regarding Covid-19

Governor Pete Ricketts has urged Nebraskans to adjust Thanksgiving plans.
Published: Nov. 18, 2020 at 9:44 PM CST
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - With Covid-19 cases increasing across the country, we wanted to speak with people in our community and find out how they are feeling about the coronavirus. With Thanksgiving next week, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts has already asked state residents to limit their gatherings to small groups. All of this coming as new Directed Health Measures (DHM’s) were issued on Monday. DHM’s for Lincoln County, in effect until at least November 30th, can be found at the link below:

http://dhhs.ne.gov/Documents/WCHD-DHM-November13.pdf

North Platte residents that we spoke with today offered their thoughts on Covid-19 and the impact it is having on their lives:

“I think it’s ridiculous and it’s way overplayed. It’s a virus and viruses have come and gone throughout all of humanity and we’ve been able to survive this long without wearing masks.”

“There’s nothing I would love more than for it to just go away, but it’s a virus. If I’m going to get it, I’m going to get it and I don’t see how I can change that.”

“We all need to come together and unite as one. The bottom line is we have to work together because life is already too short, we don’t need this virus hanging around.”

“Don’t look at me any different because I don’t follow your rules or guidelines, I’m going to do whatever I feel is best for my family and my loved ones.”

The Governor’s Office announced today that Ricketts has joined social media applications Snapchat and Parler, in an attempt to keep more Nebraskans engaged and informed on the work of state government.

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