In another development involving the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department on Friday, all youth sports (including middle school) in Lancaster County were suspended for three weeks until December 6.
Ricketts announced on Friday new targeted health measures for COVID-19 patients’ bed occupancy rates. As of Thursday night, there were 905 COVID-19 patients in Nebraska hospitals. Ricketts said this is equivalent to 20% of employee beds.
Lancaster County’s ban on sports goes further than the governor’s new DHM.
Ricketts announced that high school activities can continue, but he mentioned that if the state enters the 25% red category based on the 1
The governor said that only need to reach the threshold of 6 feet away from family members to participate in high school sports events can reach 20%.
It was announced that Lancaster County’s bed occupancy rate reached 25% on Friday.
University restrictions may affect the 16-team Golden Window Men’s Basketball Championship for Pinnacle Bank Arena, scheduled to be hosted by Nebraska later this month.