OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) – The Omaha Public Schools Board of Education is urging the Omaha City Council to immediately implement a mask ordinance.

“With just days before the school year begins, we must do all we can to return to classrooms in the safest conditions possible for students, teachers, staff, and our entire community,” the OPS Board of Education wrote in a letter released to the media late Saturday.

The letter was released a day after Douglas County Health Director Dr. Adi Pour backed off plans to institute a mask mandate in the county due to legal challenges that had cropped up. The planned mandate was expected to take effect in Omaha on Monday before spreading to other parts of the county.

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