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Today we have stories about how the recent protests might affect voter turnout in the upcoming elections, the Omaha City Council proposing a mask mandate and Nebraska teachers retiring early for their safety as schools reopen while coronavirus cases rise.
Your Top Local Stories
- After the Douglas County health director decided not to issue a mask mandate, city council members proposed a mask requirement that, if passed, could be in place by September or earlier.
- Researchers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center discovered potentially infectious, airborne COVID-19 particles in the hospital rooms of coronavirus patients.
- Six coronavirus deaths were reported on Friday in Douglas County.
- Members of the Omaha Public Schools Board are urging the city council to implement a mask mandate before schools reopen.
- All Omaha Public Schools students will receive iPads by the end of September for school use.
- Protesters wrote messages like defund the police with chalk on the sidewalk surrounding the Omaha Police Department’s headquarters on Saturday.
- ProBLAC, the organization that led the July 25 protest, which ended in mass arrests, saw a rise in attendance at its meeting to discuss future demonstrations in Memorial Park.
Around the State
- Nebraska high school band directors are anticipating a season without competitions due to the coronavirus and are choreographing crowd-pleasing performances for football games instead.
- Some Nebraska teachers are retiring early or requesting a leave of absence due to the health concerns of teaching in-person classes.
- A restaurant and bowling alley in Lincoln refused to follow the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department’s order to close for 24 hours because the establishment violated the city’s mask mandate.
- Another Nebraska State Penitentiary staff member tested positive for COVID-19.
What to do during quarantine?
From our list of things to do during quarantine:
Invent a New Board Game
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