Jul 29, 2020 7:52 PM

Eastern Nebraska schools still setting virus plans as August looms

Posted Jul 29, 2020 7:52 PM

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska schools are still scrambling to set attendance and safety policies in the wake of a global pandemic, with the start of the new school year less than a month away.

Westside Community Schools in Omaha announced Tuesday that students will attend in-person classes only part of the week while distance-learning from home the rest of the week.

Westside's school year is set to begin Aug. 18.

Other schools, such as Papillion La Vista Community Schools, plan a full reopening of schools.

On Wednesday, state health numbers showed coronavirus cases continued to rise.

Nebraska has now seen more than 25,000 confirmed cases and 321 COVID-19 deaths.