Ricketts Defends Not Issuing Stay-At-Home Order

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts is continuing to defend his refusal to issue a stay-at-home order for residents even though 40 other governors have done so to try to keep the coronavirus/COVID-19 from spreading.

Ricketts told his streamed daily coronavirus update/news conference that such an order isn’t necessary for Nebraska because residents are still doing a great job of following the state’s pandemic plan and not gathering in groups of more than 10 and self-quarantining as appropriate.

The rules are now mandatory and enforceable by police in the 56 of Nebraska’s 93 counties under Designated Health Measures imposed because of community transmission COVID-19 cases in them or their neighbors.

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