Phase II DHM Rules to Take Effect June 1

FREMONT – The State of Nebraska will have new, more relaxed Directed Health Measures for the majority of counties beginning June 1. Dodge, Saunders and Washington counties will be included in these new, relaxed regulations.

Statewide DHM changes on June 1

  • Travel quarantine
    • Starting June 1st, only individuals returning from international travel will be required to quarantine for 14 days upon coming back to Nebraska. Travelers who stayed within the US will not be required to self quarantine.
  • Sports
    • Team sports have been categorized by contact level based on guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics (available here).
    • Limited contact and non-contact team sports, for both youth and adults, may resume practices on June 1st and games on June 18th.
    • Contact sports like basketball, tackle football, soccer, and wrestling remain prohibited.
    • Rodeos may also begin on June 1st.  Rodeo events will be treated as “gatherings” under the new DHMs. (see below)

Phase II Reopening DHMs

(These will apply to all counties except for Dakota, Hall, Hamilton and Merrick)

  • Gatherings
    • Gatherings will be limited to the greater of 25 persons (excluding staff) or 25% of rated occupancy (not to exceed 3,000).
  • Bars and restaurants
    • Restaurants remain open for dine-in, and bars can reopen.
    • Bars and restaurants are limited to 50% of the rated occupancy, with a maximum of six persons per table.
  • Gyms
    • Will be limited to the greater of 25 people (excluding staff) or 50% of rated occupancy.
  • Salons, barber shops, massage therapy services, and tattoo parlors
    • Will be limited to the greater of 25 people (excluding staff) or 50% of rated occupancy.
    • Both workers and patrons are still required in the DHM to wear masks at all times.
  • Wedding and funeral reception venues
    • Will be limited to the greater of 25 people (excluding staff) or 50% of rated occupancy.
  • Self-serve buffets and salad bars are prohibited at all locations.
  • No dances or other social events that require guests to gather outside of their respective tables are permitted.
  • Other group size and physical distancing limitations apply to the gatherings and venues above.


For full details of the “Phase II” DHMs, click here.


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