Governor announces new Directed Health Measures for June
Thursday afternoon, Governor Pete Ricketts announced new Directed Health Measures for June.
Statewide, starting June 1, worship services, daycares, restaurants all stay the same. People traveling to Nebraska internationally will have to quarantine for 14 days with the exception of military or health care workers.
Also, statewide, tennis, golf, rodeo, and volleyball will be allowed to have the same guidelines as baseball and softball. Practice for youth and adult players can start on June 1 and games can start on June 18. Football, wrestling, soccer, and basketball that are high contact sports are still prohibited.
Phase 2 of loosening restrictions in 89 counties starts June 1. Hall, Hamilton, Merrick and Dakota Counties will be moving to Phase 1 which the rest of the state has been in.
With phase 2, bars and gentleman's clubs can open with the same rules as restaurants are under now which is 50 percent capacity and 6 feet separation. Arcades, darts, and playing pool is still prohibited.
Rickett's added gatherings are limited to 25 people or 25 percent of the rated occupancy but no more than 3,000 people. If you are a venue and want to have an event with more than 500 people you have to submit a plan to your local health department and they have to sign off on the plan.
Wedding and funeral reception venues will be limited to 25 people excluding staff or 50 percent of rated occupancy, the greater of one of those two. There must be no more than six people to a table and tables must be six feet apart. All food needs to be served by staff and no dances are allowed.
Below is an outline of the new DHM guidelines come June 1 for all counties Dakota, Hall, Merrick, and Hamilton.