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Posted on: February 1, 2021

New Directed Health Measures in Effect January 30

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Starting Saturday, Jan. 30, Nebraska will move to the “green” phase of its pandemic plan. This phase restores indoor gatherings, including youth extracurricular activities, to 100% capacity. Social distancing at these events is recommended.

Please note: Plans for reopening or expanding to 100% capacity must be submitted to and approved by the Sarpy/Cass Health Department for all locations/venues/events that hold 500 or more people. Your plan must include your expected number of guests, how the location will allow for social distancing and your sanitation plans. Submit your plans at sarpycasshealthdepartment.org  

The state is relaxing restrictions and moving to the “green” phase because the percentage of hospital beds filled by COVID-19 patients has been fewer than 10% for a 7-day rolling average.

See the following chart from the Governor’s Office for more information.

Color-Coded  Phase Comparison 11.13.20

The state will continue to recommend a number of guidelines each industry is encouraged to follow. All of the guidance documents are available here. Read the Directed Health Measure for Sarpy County

The Sarpy/Cass Health Department continues to recommend following the CDC's guidance to keep you and your loved ones healthy, including:

  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Avoid close contacts. Stay 6 feet away from people who don't live in your household.
  • Wear a mask or cloth face covering in public settings. 
  • Wash your hands often. It's especially important to wash before eating or preparing food, before touching your face, after using the restroom, after leaving a public place, after handling your mask, after coughing or sneezing, after blowing your nose, after changing a diaper. After caring for someone sick, or after touching animals or pets.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. 
Certain people are at higher risk of getting very ill from COVID-19, including older adults and people who have serious or chronic medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes or lung disease. People in these higher-risk groups should: 
  • Stay home as much as possible. 
  • When you go out in public, maintain a six-foot distance between yourself and others and wear a cloth face mask. 
  • Avoid crowds as much as possible. 
  • Stay away from others who are sick. 
  • Wash your hands often.

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