An Omaha school prepares to reopen its classrooms

About half the students at Nelson Mandela Elementary will return to school July 6th.

The year round school will have several new rules and restrictions. One of those rules include wearing a mask.

“And if we don’t have enough masks we won’t be opening up July 6th. We want to make sure we have the proper PPE. We want to make sure our scholars feel safe,” the school’s principal, Genevive Core, said.

The school is also looking at getting face shields and goggles for students as an alternative.

When students return to school their day will begin with a screening.

“Before they even walk through the door we’re going to be taking temperatures at the car,” Core explained.

Students will be asked a series of questions about possible symptoms. They’ll also be given a smell test.

If they pass the screening they will be allowed to enter through the front doors.

“We usually have an assembly in the…

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