Watch: Nebraska imposes new restrictions to limit spread of virus

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Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts speaks in Lincoln, Neb., Monday, July 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

LINCOLN, Neb. (KCAU/AP) – Gov. Ricketts held a press conference on Monday at 10:00 a.m. to give an update on the pandemic and to proclaim November as “Adoption Month” in Nebraska.

Gov. Ricketts has announced new restrictions requiring masks in some circumstances to slow the spread of the coronavirus, but he still rejects the idea of a statewide mask mandate.

Ricketts said that masks will be required at businesses where employees have close contact with customers for more than 15 minutes, such as salons and massage parlors.

At bars, masks will be required when people aren’t drinking or eating.

The state set another record Sunday when 794 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19, a more than doubling of virus-related hospitalizations in three weeks.

Watch the press conference above.


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