OPS virtual graduations begin Wednesday, outdoor ceremonies possible

Posted at 9:28 AM, May 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-26 10:28:27-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Public safety rules forced school districts across the area to change the way they handle graduations. Many have already held their ceremonies.

OPS will begin ceremonies this week, with Benson and Bryan holding virtual commencement ceremonies tomorrow. They will look much different than usual.

Several districts talked about holding tributes in the next few months, and now state education say that's a possibility if they use football stadiums and limit attendance.

"We're asking school officials to work with local public health officials to build that plan and make sure it fits the requirements of the DHM," said Matt Blomstedt, Nebraska Commissioner of Education.

In Douglas County, any type of gathering with 1,000 or more people requires approval from the health department.

Right now, the limit for those events is 3,000 people.