Loosening of COVID-19 Directed Health Measures beginning June 1st

Governor Pete Ricketts is making several changes to Directed Health Measures, approved for June 1st. (MGN).

NEBRASKA, (KNOP-TV) - Governor Pete Ricketts is making several changes to Directed Health Measures, approved for June 1st.

On Thursday he announced Phase 2 of his plan to reopen the state.

Governor Pete Ricketts says Phase 2 goes into effect June 1st and includes the entire state except for two health districts, one in the Grand Island area and the other includes South Sioux City.

He wants people traveling internationally to quarantine for two weeks once returning to the state. Governor Pete Ricketts says military personnel and medical staff are the only exceptions.

For Memorial Day weekend Governor Ricketts says people
need to use good judgement. They must remember to social distance if they leave the state. He says there is no need to quarantine when returning to Nebraska.

He is allowing low contact sports like baseball, softball, rodeo, volleyball and golf to resume practices and games as of June 18th. Spectator crowds will be limited. School gyms and weight rooms can be open.

Bars will be allowed to open.
people will be expected to follow the same rules as restaurants. Gatherings are limited to 25 people or 25 percent of the rated occupancy, but cannon exceed 3,000 people.

The governor is allowing auctions, conference rooms, theaters, and swimming pools to ope, but people must follow social distancing rules.

There can be wedding receptions with no more than 25 people with food served by staff and no dances. If you want to have an event with more than 500 people, you must submit a plan to your local health department and they must sign off on the plan.