LINCOLN, Neb. (KTIV) --Just like in other states, Memorial Day celebrations in Nebraska will be different this year, due to COVID-19.
Gove. Pete Ricketts says the state will be holding a Virtual Ceremony at the Capitol Rotunda beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday. But with potentially thousands of people hitting the road for the holiday, residents are concerned cases of the virus will jump dramatically.
Ricketts said the state won't see testing numbers from the holiday for about two weeks. He said people should enjoy the holiday, but continue to abide by health measures in place.
"We are asking people to make sacrifices during this time of this Memorial Day holiday. Best practices are going to be celebrating with your household family members but in no case have a celebration with more than 10 people," said Ricketts.
The governor also reminds people to continue to wear masks when traveling or shopping, even if it's for things like gardening supplies for the holiday.