Nebraska Supreme Court issues order for court meetings regarding COVID-19

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LINCOLN, Neb. (WOWT) -- The Nebraska Supreme Court has issued an order that anyone with an elevated risk of transmitting the coronavirus shall not attend any court meetings without approval, among other factors.

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Nebraska Supreme Court Chief Justice Judge Michael Heavican handed down the order Thursday. Click here to read the entire document.

It defines anyone with an elevated risk as:

  • Those who have traveled outside the U.S. within 14 days of the order or lives or has close contact with someone who has.

  • Persons who have been asked to self-quarantine by a health care provider or public official.
  • Persons diagnosed with or have had contact with anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
  • Persons who are exhibiting symptoms of an infectious respiratory illness which includes fever, cough or shortness of breath.