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- Some local parents say they may opt toward homeschooling due to fears and uncertainties of sending kids back to schools while the pandemic continues to surge.
- At a press conference yesterday, Dr. Adi Pour, director of the Douglas County Health Department, said the share of COVID-19 cases among people under 34 years old continues to grow. That group now represents 56% of all cases.
- Also at the press conference, Mayor Jean Stothert revised the city’s financial losses from cancelled events over the last few months and the city released a new risk-level tool.
- The Omaha Housing Authority will start providing free COVID-19 testing this Friday.
- Jazz on the Green is going virtual this year.
- As hotels resume taking guests, they’re doing so with increased safety measures while also trying to recoup the financial losses suffered in the last few months.
- Douglas County residents will get early voting ballot requests in July.
- With many cities and states reopening, people are slowly returning to air travel at Eppley Airfield.
Around the State
- Gov. Pete Ricketts outlined his plan to spend $1 billion in CARES Act money, but some have raised concerns about whether he’s able to do that.
- Ivy League schools won’t play football this year. Will other conferences like the Big Ten follow suit?
- A manufacturing company with Nebraska locations will get a $70 million federal payment to accelerate production of syringes and other medical supplies ahead of a possible COVID-19 vaccine.
- While some state senators have proposed not reconvening to the Legislature in person, the Nebraska Constitution seems to make remote voting unlikely.
- Child care providers affected by the pandemic can now apply to two federal grants to help them reopen or stay afloat.
- A man sentenced to prison on a DUI has died in custody, the Nebraska Department of Corrections said.
- In Nebraska and Iowa, state testing programs are expanding while smaller programs have struggled.
- Small college towns whose population multiplies during school years, are seeing unique effects from the pandemic.
- Nebraska National Guard members are transitioning away from testing duties.
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