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Ricketts Urges Citizens From Hard-Hit Areas To Stay In Place As He Relaxes Restrictions Elsewhere

May 5, 2020

Governor Ricketts is asking residents of Dakota City and other heavily afflicted areas not to venture outside their communities.

Nebraska relaxed some of its social-distancing restrictions in the Omaha area and more than half of the state’s counties, but Gov. Pete Ricketts is imploring people who are still living in more heavily regulated areas to stay put. Ricketts is asking residents in hard-hit areas, such as Grand Island and Dakota City, not to venture out of their regions out of concern that they might spread the coronavirus. Unlike many other states, Ricketts has imposed public safety restrictions in Nebraska on a regional basis.