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By LuAnn Schindler

Governor gives green light to new DHMs


February 4, 2021

Nebraska is in the green, at least when it comes to directed health measures.

Governor Pete Ricketts announced Jan. 29 the state would transition from the blue to green phase, effective Jan. 30.

The state's pandemic response plan links DHM restrictions to the percentage of staffed hospital beds in Nebraska filled by coronavirus patients. As of Jan. 29, hospital capacity in the state is below 10%, allowing the move to the green phase of the pandemic plan.

During Friday morning's press conference, Ricketts reported Nebraska hospital rates include 341 hospitalizations and is at 33% capacity ac...

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