Omaha Public Schools Removes Mask Mandate

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(Omaha, NE) -- Students can go to Omaha Public Schools tomorrow mask-free if they so choose.

The Omaha Public Schools board voted to remove the mask requirement Thursday night.

During the meeting, the board listened to parents, teachers, and students. One student, in favor of the mask mandate, left the community with a warning.

"Do not throw away your umbrellas during a rainstorm, just because you aren't getting wet," said the student.

One parent argued in opposition to the student.

"We've created skin issues, chronic head issues, and for what? We've created fear, depression," said the woman. "What we should encourage is mask if you want or need to, get plenty of water, and get your family on vitamin D."

The board voted unanimously to remove the mask mandate.

This marks the first time the district will be without the mandate since the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year.

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