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March 25, 2020
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Patricia Lopez, RN, MSN, Interim Health Director, 402-441-8093
Tim Timmons, RN, Communicable Disease Supervisor, 402-441-8056

Those With Questions on Directed Health Measures Should Contact Health Department

Measures allow many operations to continue

Those with questions about the Directed Health Measures issued today to prevent the community spread of the novel coronavirus can contact the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) at 402-441-6280. The Directed Health Measures and more information are posted at The new measures will be in effect from 8 a.m. Thursday, March 26 through Wednesday, May 6.

The measures state that these gatherings are prohibited:

The staff of a business is excluded from the 10-person limit, which only applies to customers, patrons, and other invitees.

Food and beverage sales at any dine-in establishments including restaurants, bars, taverns, and private clubs are restricted to drive-thru, carry out, and delivery only.

The public is again reminded that those who observe suspected violations should not call the Police or Sheriff's 911 or non-emergency numbers. Those lines of communication must remain open for emergencies. Those situations should be reported to UPLNK either through the phone app or online at The initial response to any complaint will be handled by LLCHD.

The Directed Health Measures also include a list of exceptions. The measures do not apply to the following:

Those in these excepted settings should maintain at least six feet of separation between individuals as much as possible.

Violating the Directed Health Measures in the Lincoln city limits is a city misdemeanor, subject to six months in jail, a $500 fine, or both. In Lancaster County but outside the City limits, violations are Class III misdemeanors subject to three months in jail, a $500 fine, or both.

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