Outline of Changes to Upcoming DHMs, Phase 4

All Nebraska counties are in Phase 4 of reopening through October 31. The move to Phase 4 applies to every health department jurisdiction in the state, but Lancaster County intends to keep some Phase 3 restrictions in place.

● Bars & Restaurants – Section is removed from DHM. Guidance will remain and use is recommended.

● Childcare Facilities – Section is removed from DHM. Guidance will remain and use is recommended.

● Churches – Section is removed from DHM. Guidance will remain and use is recommended.

● Gatherings – INDOOR Gatherings will be limited to 75% of rated occupancy. – OUTDOOR Gatherings 100% of rated occupancy. – Gatherings include but are not limited to Indoor or Outdoor Arenas, Indoor or Outdoor Auctions, Stadiums, Tracks, Fairgrounds, Festivals, Zoos, Auditoriums, Large Event Conference Rooms, Meeting Halls, Indoor Theaters, Libraries, Swimming Pools, or any other confined indoor or outdoor space. – Six (6) feet separation between groups remains in guidance. – Plans for reopening or expanding to new capacity limits must be submitted to the local health departments and approved for all indoor and outdoor locations/venues that hold 500 or more individuals (1,000 or more in counties over 500,000 population) before reopening is permitted. The reopening plan must contain planned number of guests, how the location will meet social distancing guidelines, and sanitation guidelines.

● Gyms, Fitness Centers/Clubs, Health Clubs, & Health Spas – Section is removed from DHM. Guidance will remain and use is recommended.

● Salons, Barber Shops, Massage Therapy Services, & Tattoo Parlors/Body Art Facilities – Section is removed from DHM. Guidance will remain and use is recommended.

● Sports – Section is removed from DHM. Guidance will remain and use is recommended. ● Wedding & Funeral Reception Venues – Section is removed from DHM. Guidance will remain and use is recommended.

For guidance guidelines, visit http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/COVID-19-Nebraska-Guidance-Documents.aspx