Ricketts: State To Bring Back Bars, Volleyball, Large Gatherings And More In June

Ricketts: State To Bring Back Bars, Volleyball, Large Gatherings And More In June

Governor Pete Ricketts is planning a slew of changes to existing restrictions across the state.

At today’s gubernatorial COVIS-19 briefing, the government announced that starting June 1st, low contact team sports like rodeo and volleyball will be permitted to start practices statewide with games permitted starting June 18th, as long as they adhere to certain restrictions.

Contact sports, such as football, basketball, and wrestling will remain prohibited through June.

Additionally, 89 Counties including Lancaster County will be permitted to reopen gentlemen’s clubs, bars with restrictions similar to those on restaurants.

Gatherings restrictions will also be loosened to 25 people maximum OR 25% of rated occupancy up to 3000 people for certain venues like Zoos, theatres, and swimming pools.

Venues that plan to host more than 500 people ( or 1,000 in Douglas County) will have to submit a plan of action to their local health departments for approval.

You can view a full list of the planned changes below: