Increased COVID-19 proliferation will lead to new restrictions in Lincoln

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) – According to Mayor Lincoln and his local director of health, the situation at COVID-19 is critical and “they can’t wait any longer” to do more. A supplement to managed health measures in Lincoln and Lancaster County has been announced.

The new restrictions will take effect on Wednesday from 12:01 to 18 December:

  • Bars / restaurants: Stop alcohol sales until 20:45, close meals until 21:00 (you can continue construction)
    • Bars that do not serve food only need to switch to alcohol delivery / transfer
  • There is no indoor K-12 contact team sport until December 7th.
  • Gyms are limited to a maximum of 10 people or 25% (whichever is greater), excluding employees
  • Indoor gatherings are limited to 10 people, excluding employees
  • Outdoor gatherings limited to 25 people
    • Exceptions: school, grocery stores, retail stores, offices, factories
  • The big events were postponed

At Tuesday’s press conference, Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird announced three more deaths from COVID-19, which raised the number of deaths in the community to 73. Of these, 49 occurred in October and November. The deaths committed by COVID-19 in the past two months have accounted for 67 percent of all deaths in the community since the start of the global epidemic.

The Lincoln COVID-19 risk dial remains red, indicating a serious risk of virus transmission.

“Our situation is critical. We are dealing with uncontrolled spread. said the mayor.

According to the mayor, based on the analysis of the health team, there is no indication that the number has peaked or will improve without further action.

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