Governor Ricketts Announces Changes to the Directed Health Measure in Our Area

  • 19 October 2020
  • Author: Phil Davidson
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Governor Ricketts Announces Changes to the Directed Health Measure in Our Area

In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, Governor Ricketts announced changes to the Directed Health Measures (DHM) that will go into effect on October 21, 2020.

The new DHMs announced state the following:



OUTDOOR: No change to outdoor gatherings; still allowed at 100% and not to exceed 10,000 people

INDOOR: Capacity is limited to 50% for an indoor facility’s applicable rated occupancy, and cannot exceed 10,000

Any one party at a gathering may not exceed 8 individuals and parties must maintain at least 6 feet of separation

Prior to any gathering, a plan for reopening or expanding must be submitted to the local health departments and approved for all indoor and outdoor locations/venues that hold 500 or more individuals. For Sarpy or Cass gatherings, you can find the COVID-19 Event and Gathering Safety Plan information at



*This applies to any restaurants, bars, taverns, bowling alleys, private clubs, bottle clubs and gentleman clubs – regardless of name or characterization –

100% of Rated Occupancy continues. Party(s) must maintain a minimum of 6 feet of separation and consist of no more than 8 individuals. Individuals shall be required to remain seated except for the following:  Ordering food, restroom use, or playing games.



Weddings and funerals will still be able to be held in person at 100% occupancy, but will now be limited to 8 people per table.

Dancing and other activities which require people to gather beyond their respective tables or seats should be limited whenever possible.



At least 10% of their staffed general and staffed intensive care beds are reserved for COVID-19 patients;

General and elected procedures are still allowed; however, COVID-19 patients cannot be transferred to make room for said general and elected procedures.

You can view a copy of the DHM's and get more information on COVID-19 at:



School Aged Individuals or other individuals who have tested positive for COVID or who develop fever of 100.4 or above and/or have one or more of the listed symptoms shall home-isolate.

School Age individuals or other individuals who have had Close Contact shall home-quarantine.

You can view a copy of the Isolation directions at:



As COVID-19 continues to spread in Nebraska, the City of Bellevue joins the Sarpy/Cass County Health Department in reminding you to avoid the 3 Cs to help keep you safe and slow the spread in our communities:

AVOID : 1) Crowded places 2) Close contact 3) Confined spaces.

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