Ricketts ends DHM, allowing elective surgeries to resume
Published: Oct. 21, 2021 at 9:08 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 21, 2021 at 9:27 AM CDT
LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts announced Thursday that he is ending a Directed Health Measure that had temporarily suspended elective surgeries.
Ricketts said in a release that COVID-19 hospitalizations have fallen below the 10 percent of hospital bed capacity threshold which triggered the DHM.
‘The DHM will be rescinded at 11:59 PM on October 21, 2021. This will allow Class D and Class E elective surgeries to resume as of October 22, 2021.” the release states.
In addition, Ricketts announced that starting on Friday, the statewide COVID-19 dashboard will go back to being updated weekly at dhhs.ne.gov. It is currently being updated daily.
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