Papillion's mask ordinance expires due to falling COVID-19 hospitalizations

Papillion’s mask ordinance has expired now that the number of COVID-19 patients in Nebraska hospitals has fallen.

Much like the loosening of the state’s directed health measures over the weekend, Papillion’s ordinance expiration was prompted by the state bed occupancy by COVID-19 patients falling below 20% on a 14-day average.

In a Tuesday Facebook post, city leaders reminded the public to follow all safety measures and still recommends avoiding gatherings, washing your hands, and social distancing from those outside your household.

The city says it'll consider reactivating the ordinance if the state re-enters the orange zone, meaning that more than 20% of hospital beds are occupied by COVID-19 patients. You can read the full post below:

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