Gov. Ricketts, University of Nebraska President speak about resuming fall classes

Nebraska News

LINCOLN, Neb. (KCAU) – Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts held a news conference in the Nebraska State Capitol on Tuesday afternoon.

University of Nebraska President Ted Carter joined Gov. Ricketts as they discuss the university system’s plans to resume classes safely this fall.

“This is a key moment in their life where they’re looking for that type of growth, and our job is not just to give them this valuable education, it’s to help mature them to show them their path to be useful citizens to go into the workforce. So, this is a critical part why I consider our role in being higher education is maybe not as mission-critical as the food supply chain, or as hospitals or, you know, meatpacking plants, but we are certainly very important to the future of the state, the future of our economy, and the future growth of Nebraska,” said Carter.

Carter said professionals at UNMC are informing the university’s plans to return to class safely.

He said masks and social distancing will be used in both dorms and classrooms.

Watch it below or on the KCAU 9 News Facebook page.

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