Omaha Metropolis Council addressing the challenges posed by COVID-19 resigns after successful the Senate. Governor Ricketts warns of latest COVID restrictions and different vital native information for Friday, November 13th

11/13/20 • Day 61 from Phase IV • Nationwide case trends

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COVID has resulted in unprecedented unemployment and many Omahans face uncertainties about food or housing, even as local protests against social injustice continue. The brunt of it all – from pandemic battles to culture wars to protests against Black Lives Matter to tragic deaths to selfless gestures of giving – came on June 3rd at the private service for 23-year-old James Reginald D. Scurlock. He was protesting the unlawful murder of George Floyd when his path tragically crossed with Hive bar owner Jake Gardner in downtown Omaha on May 30th.

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Today we have stories of a growing anti-mask group in Omaha, the new vacant city council seat, and the COVID-19 update from Governor Pete Ricketts.

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In Omaha

  • The South Omaha Library will to open again on Monday, November 16 at 9 a.m.
  • An Omaha Anti-mask group funded two short-lived billboards and made informal plans for a protest this weekend in a Hy-Vee.
  • A seat on the Omaha City Council will be open subsequently, Rich Pahls was elected to the Senate.
  • An Omaha chiropractor was charged sexually assaulting a client.

Around the state

  • Governor Pete Ricketts said new restrictions May Be Introduced to Tackle the COVID-19 Pandemic as Cases and Hospital Admissions Rise in Nebraska.
  • Nebraska reported 2,209 new virus cases and a new death on Wednesday, and the number of people hospitalized with the virus hit another new record at 885.

What to do during the quarantine

From our list of Things to Do During Quarantine::

Visit the Joslyn Art Museum

The Joslyn Art Museum has opened again with limited capacity and protective health measures. With so much space between the artworks, exhibition visitors can see a variety of installations and permanent collections.

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