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- After four months and 140,000 masks, Omahans who organized thousands of volunteers to sew masks for health care workers are retiring.
- UNMC joined med centers worldwide in providing intensive care units with information about the treatment for critically ill COVID-19 patients.
- More than 200 people came out to a youth-led rally at Central High School on Saturday to call for the termination of contract between Omaha Public Schools and the Omaha Police Department.
- Around 2,000 people showed up to a “Back the Blue” rally on Saturday at Memorial Park.
- The testing site at 50th and G streets in South Omaha reopened after closing due to a supply shortage.
- People demanded justice for Vanessa Guillen, whose remains were found near Fort Hood, Texas, at an event organized in South Omaha.
- Nonprofits push for more resources in West Omaha as hunger in the city expands.
- It is unclear when the $14 million from the federal coronavirus relief bill will be released to help Douglas County residents pay their rent and utilities.
- Hundreds attended an “Educators for Black Lives Matter” rally Friday night.
- Three Douglas County Corrections employees tested positive for COVID-19.
- Millard Public Schools will require its principals to read ‘White Fragility’ in response to the Black Lives Matter movement.
- A celebration of life ceremony was held for the owner of North Omaha’s Aframerican Bookstore Saturday.
Around the State
- Vote-by-mail request forms will be sent out in Douglas, Sarpy and Lancaster counties for the general election, but request forms may not be sent out statewide.
- Lancaster County health officials confirmed 30 new cases and changed the county’s COVID-19 risk level from moderate to high.
- State officials plan to resume Gov. Pete Ricketts’ reemployment program this week, requiring those seeking benefits to actively look for work.
- The Nebraska Supreme Court rejected a bid to allow 2020 law school grads to practice law in the state without passing the bar exam because of COVID-19-related concerns.
- A Medicaid expansion will allow low-income adults who have been previously excluded from the state’s program to begin applications for coverage on Aug. 1.
- Nebraska nursing homes will have to test each member of their staffs before easing up on visitation regulations currently still in place.
- A golf tournament is cited as the cause for 38 new coronavirus cases in Morrill County.
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