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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lincoln Public Schools will once more require masks in all colleges when lessons resume this week, district officers introduced Monday.

Two weeks in the past, the district had deliberate to require masks just for elementary faculty college students and workers in the course of the upcoming semester.

But warnings about growing COVID-19 circumstances pushed by the omicron variant and vacation gatherings prompted officers to change the necessities, the Lincoln Journal Star reported.

Superintendent Steve Joel mentioned some workers members who have been vaccinated have contracted the variant, which may lead to staffing shortages when lessons resume Wednesday.

Masks shall be required for everybody inside faculty district buildings and on buses. That contains athletic occasions beginning Tuesday.

Students and workers who check constructive for COVID-19 can return to faculty on the sixth day after the check was taken, in the event that they haven’t any signs or if signs “are resolving.”

LPS will seek the advice of with the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department and announce any modifications Jan. 28 until group circumstances enhance.

Nearly 1,000 folks examined constructive for COVID-19 in Lancaster County and over 100 have been hospitalized final week.

Omaha Public Schools introduced final month it might proceed requiring masks within the new yr.

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