Ricketts Proclaims Easter Sunday As Coronavirus Day Of Prayer

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Governor Pete Ricketts used his daily coronavirus briefing Wednesday to issue a proclamation designating this Sunday, Easter Sunday, as a statewide day of prayer for those affected by coronavirus.

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While this is Holy Week for Christians, it’s Passover for Jews, and Ricketts issued both Passover and Easter Proclamations, but he also urged those of both faiths to follow the coronavirus rules of no gatherings with more than 10 people.

On another subject, Ricketts said the state won’t end all its social distancing restrictions at one time as conditions improve because a phased

relaxation provides a better guard against a new surge of COVID-19 cases. He called it an approach fitted to Nebraska, continuing the pattern he’s used since the fight against the disease began.

Ricketts said again that it’s critical Nebraskans continue to abide by the enforceable Directed Health Measures in effect in all 93 counties until at least May 11 to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in the state

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