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Another Omaha area school district is revealing its reopening plans. Millard Public Schools emailed parents its back-to-school plan yesterday.  The plan calls for students with last names beginning with A through F to go to class August 10th, those with last names starting with G through L will go August 11th, M through R students will return to class August 12th, and S through Z students will attend class starting August 13th. Officials say during the first week of school, students will only attend class one day in person and masks will be required for children and staff members.

State health officials announced 189 new cases of COVID-19 in Nebraska yesterday. There are now 17,415 confirmed cases of the virus in the state, and 240 deaths. The Department of Health and Human Services says 42 percent of hospital beds and 80 percent of ventilators are available. Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts says counties that require masks in government offices will not be eligible for coronavirus relief funds.

Ricketts Informs Trump Of Nebraska Reopening Plan

Jun 18, 2020

Two Nebraska state officials are meeting with President Trump.  Governor Pete Ricketts and state Director of Economic Development Tony Goins will travel to the White House today.  Ricketts and Goins will present the state's reopening plan to the president.

Nebraska Prepares For Third Phase Of Reopening

Jun 16, 2020

The state of Nebraska is about to enter the third phase of its reopening plan.  Starting June 22nd, fan attendance at sports events will no longer be limited to household members of participants, food may be consumed at bars, indoor gatherings may be held at 50-percent capacity and outdoor gatherings can take place at 75-percent capacity.  Salons, barbershops, massage and tattoo businesses will be able to operate at 75-percent capacity, and capacity limits will also increase at childcare facilities.  Hall, Merrick, Dakota, and Hamilton counties will move into Phase Two of reopening while t