WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT: Nebraska partially reopens Monday

Published: May. 4, 2020 at 3:22 AM CDT
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Portions of Nebraska will ease some restrictions on social gatherings and business operations starting Monday, May 4th.

Governor Pete Ricketts announced the changes late last month. Directed health measures for Cass, Douglas and Sarpy counties goes into effect May 4th.

Here's what you can expect per Nebraska DHHS:


Dining rooms limited to 50 percent of maximum occupancy rating at a time.

Salons, Massage and Tattoo Parlors

Can open while maintaining the 10-person rule with employees and customers wearing masks.

Child Care Facilities

Will be permitted to have up to 15 children per room/space, an increase of five over the current requirements.

Other Businesses

All other businesses currently ordered to close must remain closed until May 31st, or until the orders are amended, including bars, gentlemen's clubs, bottle clubs, indoor movie theatres, and indoor theatres.

Places of Worship

Churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, and other places of worship can resume services, weddings and funerals beginning May 4th. Each household must meet a minimum of six feet of separation.

Elective Surgeries

Hospitals can resume elective surgeries on May 4th if hospitals meet certain capacity requirements. Dental offices, eye care clinics and veterinary clinics can also reopen.


for Nebraska's COVID-19 Directed Health Measures.