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Date:
November 13, 2020
Media Contact:
Diane Gonzolas, City Communications, 402-525-1520
Patricia Lopez, RN, MSN, Health Director, 402-441-8000

COVID-19 Risk Dial Remains in Red

Changes to Directed Health Measure take effect November 16

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) today said the COVID-19 Risk Dial remains in red, indicating that the risk of the virus spreading in the community is severe. On the color-coded dial, red represents the highest risk of COVID-19 spread, and green represents the lowest risk. The dial is updated every Friday.

The position of the Risk Dial is based on multiple local indicators and information from the previous three weeks. Health Director Pat Lopez said three key factors are keeping the dial in red.

"Today, I call on everyone in Lincoln once again to help save lives, to help keep schools and businesses open, and to help prevent the collapse of our health care system," Mayor Gaylor Baird said. "Please minimize contact with others and limit activities outside the home unless for work, school, medical care, or food. Help prevent illness and needless suffering - your friend's, your neighbor's or your own - by practicing the three W's: wear a mask, wash your hands, and watch your distance, keeping 6 feet of distance from others. For the next three weeks, avoid all gatherings with anyone outside of your home, and if you must go out for essential errands or items, only visit businesses that follow public health guidance."

Health Director Pat Lopez outlined changes to the current Directed Health Measure (DHM). The following changes take effect Monday, November 16:

For more information, visit COVID19.lincoln.ne.gov or call the Health Department hotline at 402-441-8006.


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