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Wed Mar 25, 2020, 03:02 PM

City Hall: Strip club crowd, backyard bonfire party, domestic-violence class among Lincoln's first

City Hall: Strip club crowd, backyard bonfire party, domestic-violence class among Lincoln's first COVID-19 gathering complaints


Gatherings at a downtown strip club, around a northeast Lincoln backyard bonfire, for a birthday party in a park shelter and a wedding at a South 70th Street church fueled some of the first complaints to the city over its 10-person limit recommendation to address the coronavirus outbreak.

One man reported the domestic-violence class he had to attend, and another person complained about all the people and pets inside PetSmart.

By Monday, 25 complaints over public gatherings had streamed into the city's online reporting site UpLNK. By comparison, the typical early spring public enemy potholes had garnered only 16 complaints in the last seven days.

So far, the 10-person limit remains a recommendation in Lincoln and Lancaster County, where public leaders hope social-distancing measures will slow the spread and buy precious time for the health care system so it can bear the treatment needs caused by COVID-19.

Read more: https://journalstar.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/city-hall-strip-club-crowd-backyard-bonfire-party-domestic-violence/article_20c5b9f2-cb09-5d68-a553-6f2e1d32b866.html

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