Gov. Ricketts discusses start of school year, announces south Omaha TestNebraska clinic opening

Back to School

LINCOLN, Neb. (KCAU) – Gov. Ricketts held a press briefing on the start of the new school year at 10:00 a.m. on Monday morning.

Gov. Ricketts was joined by Nebraska Department of Education Commissioner Matthew Blomstedt and two other guests to discuss the 2020-2021 school year for Nebraska.

Ricketts and his guests spoke about the importance of getting children back into school. The governor stressed the impact school has on the well-being of children. He said school is important in regard to socialization, mental health, behavioral health, and nutritional health.

His guests spoke about schools’ response to opening back up during the pandemic.

Ricketts also spoke about a TestNebraska site opening up in south Omaha. He said the site will be located at the Metropolitan Community College. It is open starting Monday from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The clinic will be available Monday through Saturday.

Watch the briefing above.

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