UNL planning for return to normalcy next fall

LINCOLN, Neb. -- University of Nebraska students are planning for a close to "normal" school year next year.

The first sign of normalcy is happening with in-person graduations.

UNL's COVID-19 positivity rate is 1.8 percent.

A spokesperson for UNL said its current spike is due to an outbreak among a sorority which held an event a few weeks ago.

The university had several of these kinds of outbreaks in the fall semester, seeing 68 percent of its 3,088 cases in the first semester.

University of Nebraska President Ted Carter said once the school implemented more testing at the beginning of the spring semester, cases dropped.

Now, with low cases and vaccines, school officials said they feel comfortable reducing restrictions for next year.