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U. of Nebraska president: Campuses will be ready for virus

Posted at 3:25 PM, Jul 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-21 19:16:45-04

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska’s president is expressing confidence that all four university campuses will be ready for in-person classes this fall despite the threat of the coronavirus.

Ted Carter says the campuses in Lincoln, Omaha and Kearney have already taken steps to welcome back students while minimizing the risk that the virus will spread.

He says students who arrive on campus for the fall semester will see smaller, spread-out classes, less crowded dorms, mandatory masks and buildings that are cleaned more frequently.

University officials have left open the possibility that they will return to online learning if the pandemic worsens. But Carter says it’s important for the university to offer in-person instruction.