On August 11, 2020 the Omaha City Council passed an emergency ordinance mandating masks when indoors at a premises open to the general public unless an individual maintains a minimum of six feet of separation or social distance at all times from anyone who is not a member of the individual’s household. It will be in place until September 15, 2020.  The definition of premises open to the general public is expansive and includes both public and private businesses as well as private clubs and religious centers or buildings.

The new law also requires that a notice be posted. The notice must be visible to all persons including workers, customers and visitors.  A copy of the notice created by the city is attached.

There are several exceptions to the mask mandate including if an individual is seated at a bar or restaurant to eat or drink or while immediately consuming food or beverages.  There are also exceptions for individuals alone in an office or at a desk or workstations that has specific Plexiglass dividers.  If you have any questions regarding whether an exception would apply to you, please give us a call to discuss.

If you have questions about the above information, please give Senior Counsel Attorney, Eric Tiritilli a call at 402-397-7300.