Citywide Mask Mandate Arrives In Omaha As State Covid Total Surpasses 29,000
There are now more than 29-thousand COVID-19 cases in Nebraska. As of yesterday, there had been 29-thousand-30 cases and 351 coronavirus-related deaths reported statewide since the pandemic began. More than 11-thousand-500 of those COVID-19 cases have been reported in Douglas County. A public facemask ordinance is now in effect in Omaha to combat the pandemic. City Council members approved the measure during yesterday's meeting. The measure passed 7-0 after four hours of testimony from a divided public. The proposal had received support from many of the city’s biggest companies, including Union Pacific, TD Ameritrade, Mutual of Omaha and First National Bank. The ordinance, which requires the use of face coverings by people five and older in any indoor public location, will remain in effect until September 15th.