Nebraskans urged to shop local on Small Business Saturday

Nebraska News

LINCOLN, Neb. (KCAU) – Gov. Ricketts held a press conference on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. to speak about the coronavirus.

During his press conference, the governor welcomed a guest to speak about shopping local this holiday season and more specifically on Small Business Saturday.

According to a press release, many local businesses in Nebraska are seeing less foot traffic. Small Business Saturday falls on the Saturday after Black Friday, and it’s designed to help support local businesses.

Governor Ricketts also released a Thanksgiving statement.

“Thanksgiving is a time for us to express gratitude to our Creator and to one another for the many blessings we have received.  This year, we are especially grateful for our healthcare workers and military servicemen and women.  Nurses, doctors, hospital staff, and public health leaders are on the front lines working long hours to help Nebraskans stay healthy during the pandemic.  For our military members on deployment, we pray for a successful mission and safe return home.  Their sacrifices keep our Republic free and allow us to enjoy the holidays in peace.  We give thanks for these great Nebraskans and for many others who are working every day to make our state a better place. Susanne, the kids, and I wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving weekend.  As you celebrate, please keep family gatherings small and avoid crowded places, close contacts, and confined spaces.  We want everyone to stay healthy as they enjoy the holiday,” the statement reads.

The governor also announced he issued an executive order to allow government boards, commissions, and other public bodies to meet by videoconference or teleconference. This order will take effect on December 1.

Watch the conference above.

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