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Ricketts, Education and Biz Leaders to Discuss School Closure Guidance & Coronavirus Preparedness


LINCOLN – On Friday, Governor Pete Ricketts, Nebraska Department of Education Commissioner Matt Blomstedt, education leaders, and the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry will host a press conference.  Gov. Ricketts and education leaders will announce the guidance they will use for school closures.  Additionally, leaders will make remarks on how the Nebraska business community is preparing for the coronavirus pandemic.

During the news conference, schools will talk about their plans to regularly meet to discuss the status of school operations, their approach around school closures, and the importance of making decisions in a timely manner for public health.

The Governor, education leaders, and Chamber of Commerce representatives will make brief remarks before taking questions.  

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What: Press event to discuss school closure guidance and business preparedness in light of COVID-19

When: 10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. CT on Friday, March 13, 2020

Who: Governor Ricketts will be joined by:

·     Nebraska Public Health Director Dr. Gary Anthone

·     Nebraska Department of Education Commissioner Matt Blomstedt

·     Omaha metro and Lincoln school districts

·     Representatives from the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry