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By Forrest Hershberger
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Ricketts Expresses Confidence in COVID-19 Response


Forrest Hershberger

Nebraska restaurants were recently given the option of opening their dining rooms. Gov. Pete Ricketts relaxed the Directed Health Measures, allowing up to 50 percent of seating. The new DHM took place in the Panhandle May 4.

On May 4, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts. gave restaurants and cafes the go-ahead to offer limited dine-in seating, relaxing the previous Directed Health Measure (DHM) that had closed restaurants except for delivery, carry-out and curbside pickup.

The relaxing of the DHMs also allows massage parlors, hair and nail salons to reopen.

Since the change in DHMs, the State has also activated the Nebraska National Guard to assist in mobile COVID testing sites. Mobile testing was held in Sidney Saturday. Mobile testing was also held in Bridgeport and Alliance on Sunday, May 10, and Chadron and Gor...

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