COVID-19 Information and Updates

The City of Papillion's Mask Ordinance has expired.

The City of Papillion’s mask ordinance has expired. We continue to recommend residents avoid gatherings, wash their hands frequently, social distance from others who are from outside their household, and wear a mask when they are in settings with others from outside their household where social distancing isn’t possible, especially indoors. Many businesses and organizations in our community continue to require masks on their premises. The expiration of the City’s ordinance does not invalidate those requirements.

Mask Ordinance Currently in Effect

The Papillion City Council has approved a mask ordinance to help slow or stop the spread of COVID-19 in our area. The ordinance took effect Saturday, December 5.

Individuals in Papillion, ages 5 and older, are required to wear face coverings over their mouth and nose while indoors at places that are open to the general public (including educational institutions) unless the individual maintains a minimum of 6 feet of separation or social distance at all times from anyone who is not a household member.

Read the Full Ordinance Here


A face covering of an individual will not be required if the individual:

  1. is seeking federal, state, county, or city governmental services;
  2. is seated at a bar or restaurant to eat or drink, or while immediately consuming food or beverages;
  3. is engaged in an occupation preventing the wearing of a face covering;
  4. is obtaining a service or purchasing goods or services that requires the temporary removal of the face covering;
  5. is asked to remove a face covering to verify an identity for lawful purposes;
  6. is providing a speech, lecture, or broadcast to an audience so long as six (6) feet of distancing from other individuals is maintained; or
  7. cannot otherwise wear a face covering because of a medical condition, a mental health condition, or a disability that makes it unreasonable for the individual to wear a face covering.

Individuals are not required to wear face coverings outdoors, but it is highly recommended if social distancing isn't possible.

Full List of Exceptions


The ordinance will expire at such time as the percentage of COVID-19 patients occupying staffed hospital beds in Nebraska drops below 20% based on the 14-day rolling average.

4/14/2021: The 14-day rolling average is currently 3.74%.

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