A low positive test rate is a mark that the state is testing everyone, not just the sick, to understand whether the virus is hiding in its communities undetected. The World Health Organization recommends a 5% positivity rate.
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- Omaha Public Schools announced a phased return to in-person learning for the second semester on Wednesday.
- Metro Community College unveiled its “Living In Freedom Everyday” project, which aims to help former prisoners transition back into society.
- Mayor Stothert announced her candidacy for a third term in office on Wednesday.
- 12 more corrections staff members have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a news release from the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services.
- Nebraska’s chief medical officer says a new treatment may reduce the number of people who need to be hospitalized for COVID-19, but the state’s hospitals remain strained.
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