Gov. Ricketts updates recommendations for summer learning and graduations

Governor Pete Ricketts speaks at the podium during a press briefing about COVID-19.

LINCOLN, Neb. Friday afternoon, Governor Pete Ricketts provided an update on steps taken by the State of Nebraska to reopen schools and summer classes during COVID-19 while keeping students and staff safe.

School officials are working to create rules and regulations to ensure a safe learning environment, and to provide learning to those who require additional help. Summer school will have chances for in-person classes and teaching in Nebraska. Officials said they’ll use a 15-person per room rule.

For more information, check out the Department of Education's Launch Nebraska website for additional details on the Departments summer plans. The Department is also looking at CDC guidelines to make their own.

Some graduation events may be possible later in the summer. New DHM’s allow venues to open under limited capacity. According to officials, venues can open up to 25 percent, with a limit of 3000 individuals. Groups of 500 do need to be approved by health officials. All individuals still need to follow DHM rules.