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COVID update 5/13/2020
Joleen Falkenburg MD
Niobrara County Health Officer
Niobrara County Hospital Medical Director
The governor and State Health Officer released new public health orders today. I have attached a link below but it becomes overwhelming to interpret the legal document. This order is in effect as of May 15th, and shall remain in effect until May 31, 2020. The orders declare loosening of previous restrictions to allow for gatherings of 25 or less (previous orders were 10 or less). There are lengthy guidelines for businesses to attempt proper spacing and hygiene.
Here is a summary for Niobrara County: we have already opened up businesses and asked them to abide by some hygiene guidelines and restrictions. Such as; closing bars at 10 pm. I am hopeful that as business owners and citizens; we have some sense of responsibility, camaraderie, and selflessness regarding our county and community.
These guidelines cannot be easily policed/enforced. We are [ more ]