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Omaha catholic school to use Plexiglass when students return

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Omaha school to use plexiglass when students return

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) -- When Omaha, Nebraska's catholic school students return to class they will be in school five days a week, so some of the larger schools had to come up with ways to keep their students safe from COVID-19.

St. Wenceslaus Catholic school with the help of the Douglas County Health Department they have a way to fight COVID-19 in the classroom.

This year, all 900 students at St. Wenceslaus Catholic School will see their teachers through Plexiglass. This is one of the safety measures the school will take to help protect students against the virus.

"With the number of students that we have its difficult to be able to spread out those six feet so i called the Douglas county health department to say hey are there means by which we can shorted that distance," said Bill Hubences, principal of St. Wenceslaus Catholic School.

School officials say the Plexiglass should provide a barrier against the virus officials.

Older students will use desks with chairs attached and younger students will use desks not attached to the chairs.

NBC News

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