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Ricketts Announces Resumption Of Elective Surgeries Starting In May

Elective surgeries in Nebraska will resume next month.  Governor Pete Ricketts announced yesterday that beginning May 4th, hospitals will be allowed to perform elective surgeries under certain conditions.  The conditions include requiring hospitals to have at least 30 percent of their total beds open, 30 percent of their ICU beds open and 30 percent of ventilators available to use. Hospitals will also be required to maintain two weeks worth of personal protective equipment. Governor Ricketts also praised President Trump's guidelines for re-opening America last week.  On Friday, Ricketts said his re-opening plan for Nebraska aligns with Trump's.  But, Ricketts said he has no plans to make changes this month, during which time the message to Nebraskans continues to be "stay home".

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