OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Two more of Nebraska’s biggest cities joined the growing list of communities that have passed local mask requirements in the face of the governor’s refusal to issue a statewide mask order to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.
The leaders of Grand Island and La Vista voted Tuesday to approve mask mandates for their cities, joining the likes of Omaha, Lincoln, Norfolk, Beatrice, Ralston, Hastings and Gretna. Many of the local ordinances were passed in the past week, as Gov. Pete Ricketts continues to resist issuing a broad statewide mandate because he believes requiring them would generate resistance.