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2020 Media Releases

November 13, 2020
Media Contact:
Diane Gonzolas, City Communications, 402-525-1520

City Changes Some Services Due to Red Risk Dial Position

City Council meetings remain open to the public

Due to the COVID-19 Risk Dial moving to the red position, several City offices are changing services that are available. The red dial position indicates a severe risk of the virus spreading. Residents are advised to follow these recommendations to protect themselves and others:

These changes are effective immediately:

Aging Partners

City Council

The Council closely monitors COVID-19 in the community and will make necessary changes to protect the health of the public, City staff, and their families. Seating in Council Chambers will continue to be limited to ensure safe distancing. If Chambers are full or if residents are medically unable to wear a mask, individuals must wait in the Bill Luxford Studio, room 113, or in the commons area until called to testify.

When called, individuals are asked to enter the Council Chambers and approach the podium. After speaking, residents will exit the Chambers through the door to the left of the podium. The open microphone sessions are provided for those who wish to address the Council on a matter not on the agenda, and not planned to appear on a future agenda. The sessions are regularly scheduled for the second and last meetings of the month just prior to adjournment.

Residents are reminded that correspondence received through is added to the Directors' Agenda under Constituent Correspondence and becomes part of the official public record. Directors' Agendas can be found on the City Council website.

City Council agendas are available at

All City Council meetings are aired live on LNKTV City and re-aired later. For a schedule, visit LNKTV City can be found on all three cable television systems: ALLO Channel 2; Spectrum Channel 1300; and Kinetic Channel 1005. Meetings are also streamed live at and available later at

Lincoln City Libraries

Library patrons are no longer allowed extensions to the one hour visitation limit, except in cases of inclement weather and extreme outdoor temperatures.



Masks are required on all public transportation. Riders must enter and exit buses through the rear door when a vehicle offers that option. Riders that need the lift may still enter through the front door.

For more information, visit or call the Health Department hotline at 402-441-8006.

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