Gov. Pete Ricketts has announced new restrictions aimed at curbing the coronavirus amid a surge of new cases and hospitalizations in Nebraska.
The Omaha World-Herald reported that the Republican governor outlined four steps that will go into effect Wednesday:
- Hospitals must provide 10% of their bed and intensive care unit space for incoming COVID-19 patients
- Indoor gatherings, currently allowed up to 75% percent capacity, must drop to 50% capacity
- People at bars and restaurants must remain seated and with no more than eight to a table
- Wedding and funeral receptions must limit table sizes to no more than eight people
Friday’s full briefing can be seen below: