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South Sioux City schools to remain at ‘Phase 3’ as Nebraska begins ‘Phase 4’ reopening

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SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Neb. (KTIV) -- As nearly every county in Nebraska shifted to "Phase 4" of the state's reopening plan for COVID-19, including Dakota County, the South Sioux City Community School District will remain in "Phase 3."

The decision came after collaboration with the Dakota County Health Department. The decision will be evaluated again after Oct. 1.

When it happens, school officials say the transition from Phase 3 to Phase 4 doesn't change the responsibility for reducing virus transmission.

School officials say practicing safety measures such as maintaining good social distancing, wearing a face-covering when appropriate, washing hands frequently and staying home when you are sick is everyone's responsibility to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Phase 4 reopening started Sept. 14 for every county in Nebraska except for Lancaster, where Lincoln is located.

For now, all gatherings are restricted to 75% full capacity for an indoor facility, while outdoor events can be at 100% full capacity.

Nebraska businesses are reminded to follow any COVID-19 related safety guidelines established or published by their respective profession, regulatory or advisory associations.

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