Local Risk Dial Bumped to Elevated Orange
North Platte, Ne - The Community Risk Dial moved from the Yellow Moderate Threat to the Orange Elevated Threat Risk yesterday afternoon for Lincoln County and the rest of the West Central District Health Department. According to the Health District, the increases in data contributed to the move on the dial. 32 positive tests have been confirmed in the district since Monday, another 9 yesterday. Currently there are 60 active cases, only 1 person is hospitalized from the West Central Health District as of today.
What does moving the dial mean? The Risk Dial at Orange means that people are asked to stay home unless traveling for work, medical care or food, face coverings are recommended, and the health department under an Elevated Risk ask for no large gatherings or events of more than 10 people. The Health District does say that this is "Only Guidance", and does not replace federal, state or local directed health measures.
After the change on the Risk Dial, Nebraskaland Days did cancel all of their official Nebraskaland Days events over the next two weeks. The Buffalo Bill Rodeo did happen last night, but no spectators were allowed in for the show. Those rules will also be in place tonight and tomorrow as the Buffalo Bill Rodeo concludes their final two nights. You are able to watch the rodeo on The Cowboy Channel from RFD tv.