Kids return to class at Millard school; masks still required

Black Elk Elementary students were back in their classrooms — with masks — on Monday after the school was closed for two weeks.
Published: Nov. 15, 2021 at 8:28 AM CST
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Students at Black Elk Elementary in the Millard Public Schools were set to return to their classrooms Monday.

Black Elk was temporarily closed for 14 days due to too many positive cases of COVID-19.

The principal sent a letter to parents on behalf of the school’s staff to thank them for their support. She said she was proud of how the students responded to remote learning over the 14-day period.

However, students were required to wear masks upon their return until Thanksgiving break because of new cases of COVID-19 among the student population. The decision was made after consulting the Douglas County Health Department.

MPS reported Monday afternoon that there were four active COVID-19 cases at the school. That’s down from 51 cases at the peak of the school’s outbreak.

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