Child health and education advocates release guidelines for safe return to school

Students and school staff must wear masks whenever possible

LINCOLN—An alliance of medical providers and child and education advocates today released guidance on returning to school safely, classroom preparedness and stopping the spread of COVID-19.

The Nebraska Child Health & Education Alliance (NCHEA) says students and school personnel must wear masks whenever possible and practice social distancing.

The Nebraska Association of School Boards (NASB) and the Nebraska State Education Association (NSEA) are members of the Alliance and support the guidelines.

“Wearing masks and frequent hand washing are two very important actions that we can all take to prevent the spread of the virus,” said Jenni Benson, president of the NSEA. “Of necessity, school will look quite different this fall. We must do all we can to protect the health of our children, school staff and every community across Nebraska.”


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