While it doesn’t seem to be of primary concern right now, here’s what’s coming up in the May 12 statewide primary election, the COVID-19 edition.
The first case of coronavirus was reported in our state almost eight weeks ago on March 6, 2020. A week later, I declared a state of emergency due to the risks posed by the virus. In mid-March, the State began to issue directed health measures (DHMs) to slow the spread of the virus and protect our residents.
The Coronavirus which is killing Nebraskans and making others very sick also has the potential to greatly injure Nebraska’s economy, an impact which will be felt for at least the next 3 years or longer.
As we approach the third week of the “21 Days to Stay Home and Stay Healthy” campaign, I urge Nebraskans to continue to practice strict social distancing. Now is not the time to relax our guard. It’s our civic duty to stay committed to our six rules to keep Nebraska healthy:
At this writing, there is still no mandatory “shelter-inplace” restriction in Nebraska, one of nine states to enjoy such “freedom.”