Douglas County Health Dept Bans Gatherings Over 10 Through April 30

OMAHA – The ten-person limit is no longer just a recommendation in Douglas County. Under a new order from the Douglas County Health Department, most gatherings of more than 10 people are strictly prohibited through April 30th, 2020.

Anyone found in violation of this order can be written a citation for a class five misdemeanor.

Exemptions have been made for the following:

  • Court business
  • Medical providers
  • Public utilities
  • Critical county and city operations
  • Business operations
  • Logistics centers
  • Congregate living settings
  • Shelters
  • Public transportation
  • Airport travel
  • Shopping at gas stations, retail stores, and malls
  • Family residences

Daycares must keep children in groups of ten or fewer, and the children must not be allowed to change groups within the facility. If a daycare has multiple “classes” or groups of kids, these groups must be kept in separate rooms, and groups may not mix for mealtimes or recess.

Douglas County Health Director Adi Pour confirmed that Douglas county received confirmation of four additional COVID-19 cases for which details were not readily available. Those new cases are all in home isolation today. Officials say there are now 23 cases in Douglas County alone, as of Wednesday morning. This brings the total cases in Nebraska to 27.