Apr 06, 2020 11:45 PM

Nebraska patrol watching for crowds as coronavirus spreads

Posted Apr 06, 2020 11:45 PM

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska State Patrol troopers have ramped up their efforts to ensure that residents are following the state’s new social distancing rules to fight the coronavirus but haven’t yet issued any citations.

A Nebraska State Patrol spokesman says the agency hasn’t ticketed anyone as of Monday afternoon, although troopers are able to do so under new restrictions that were expanded statewide on Friday.

Patrol spokesman Cody Thomas says a trooper kept watch over a recent “cruise night” in Crete, but didn’t see any violations.

Thomas says the patrol has redirected some of its troopers from traffic enforcement because there aren’t as many motorists on the road.

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Social distancing is currently the most effective way to slow the spread of COVID-19, according to the World Health Organization and the CDC.

Unacast created an interactive Scoreboard, updated daily, to empower organizations to measure and understand the efficacy of social distancing initiatives at the local level, according to their website.

The most recent report gave Nebraska a D, Missouri an F and dropped Kansas to a grade of D.   Click here to see the grade for your county.