Nebraska state senator criticizes COVID-19 signage in the Capitol

Published: Jul. 22, 2020 at 4:15 PM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Nebraska State Sen. Megan Hunt tweeted a riddle Wednesday morning that sparked a social media debate — but shouldn’t have, according to the governor’s spokesman.

Hunt posted a photo of a sign hanging in the state capitol with information about how to “Keep Nebraskans Healthy” and combat COVID-19.

The post sparked a conversation on Twitter about face masks.

Taylor Gage, who handles communications for Gov. Pete Ricketts, tweeted a reply, saying Hunt’s post didn’t tell the whole story and “may have been framed to grab attention.”

Gage’s post included a short video that pans across the hall to a smaller sign, zooming in to show that the second sign — with a headline requesting visitors to practice social distancing while in the Capitol — states that “Masks are highly recommended.”

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