Another 300+ Covid Cases Confirmed in Single Day; Mask Mandate May Arrive In Omaha

Jul 24, 2020

State health officials announced 332 new cases of COVID-19 in Nebraska yesterday. There are now 23-thousand-818 confirmed cases of the virus in the state and 316 deaths. Thirty-four-percent of hospital beds and eighty-percent of ventilators are available. Officials in Omaha say a citywide mask mandate could go into effect next week. Douglas County Health Director Adi Pour said the area needs to get COVID-19 under control in order for schools to reopen. Pour said she is ready to act on a mask order even though Governor Pete Ricketts is the only one that could issue a mandate for the county. Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert said she does not want to issue a mandate but will do what it takes to protect people.