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2020 Media Releases


Date:
November 24, 2020
Media Contact:
Diane Gonzolas, City Communications, 402-525-1520
Patricia Lopez, RN, MSN, Health Director, 402-441-8000

Changes to Directed Health Measure Begin Wednesday

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) today announced changes to the local Directed Health Measure (DHM) that will take effect at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, November 25. The measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 will be in effect through December 18 and include the following:

These existing measures remain in place:

For the third consecutive week, the COVID-19 Risk Dial remains in red, indicating that the risk of the virus spreading is severe. Health Director Pat Lopez said these key indicators continue to move in the wrong direction:

"We have no indications that our case numbers, positivity rate, and hospitalizations have peaked. We do not have reason to believe that things are going to get better without further action," said Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird. "We hear our health care professionals - the situation is critical. They need our support, and the only way we can protect our health care system is to turn these numbers around and prevent further illness that leads to hospitalizations."

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


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