Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts says local governments won’t receive federal coronavirus relief funding if they require face masks inside government offices:
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He was responding to a question about the required use of facemasks in Dakota County buildings.
A spokesperson for the governor said Ricketts encourages people to wear a mask, but he doesn’t believe failure to wear one should be the basis for denying access to taxpayer services.
Lincoln city officials planned to require all visitors to wear a mask inside the City-County buildings, but those rules no longer apply after Ricketts’ threat.
Updated 1:48pm 6/19/20