COVID-19 Information

  • A student works at an iPadThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released updated COVID-19 recommendations on March 1, 2024. Omaha Public Schools will continue to align our guidance with the CDC as we have consistently done throughout this process.

    The updated CDC recommendations are as follows:

    Students and staff may return to normal activities when, for at least 24 hours, both are true:

    • Symptoms are improving


    • Fever-free without the use of fever-reducing medication

    To prevent the spread of illness, staff and students should continue to adhere to the effective mitigation strategies noted below:

    • Self-monitor health daily
    • Stay home when sick until at least 24 hours fever-free without the use of fever-reducing medication
    • Stay up to date with vaccines (flu, COVID-19, etc.)
    • Perform frequent hand hygiene
    • Practice respiratory etiquette; covering coughs and sneezes
    • Clean high-touch surfaces regularly

    Health Services will continue to monitor absences and address health needs as they arise. If a concern occurs, Health Services will work closely with the school administrator, attendance secretary and school nurse to gather additional pertinent information and follow up with the Douglas County Health Department when necessary.


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  • What should staff do if they are sick?