Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts has made bringing more of a sense of normalcy back to Nebraska a top priority, even if it amounts to a potentially dangerous decision during the coronavirus pandemic.
Effective Monday, Ricketts moved much of Nebraska into phase four of the state’s reopening plan. The decision essentially terminated already loosened state health requirements on a range of areas that included bars, child care centers, gyms, restaurants and salons according to the guidance released by the state department of health and human services.
Instead of specific state restrictions on those areas, the state now says “guidance will remain and use is recommended.”