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Mask orders stay at forefront of virus outbreak in Nebraska | KRVN Radio

Mask orders stay at forefront of virus outbreak in Nebraska

Mask orders stay at forefront of virus outbreak in Nebraska
Shi-Hua Xiang, Associate Professor in School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, is one of the first of ORED’s COVID Rapid Response Grant recipients. October 22, 2020. Photo by Craig Chandler / University Communication

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Cities in Nebraska juggle the issue of whether to require masks as the state’s governor continues to resist issuing a statewide mask mandate while the coronavirus pandemic takes a toll on the state.

The Omaha suburb of Papillion is voting Thursday on a proposal to require masks in public buildings. Grand Island police have made clear they’ll enforce that city’s mandate, passed last week, by charging violators with public nuisance counts.

A surge in cases in recent weeks led Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts to reissue some statewide restrictions, including requiring masks in salons and tattoo parlors. But Ricketts has refused to impose a statewide mask mandate.

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