COVID-19 Information for LPS Staff

Lincoln Public Schools will continuously review and update the LPS Safe Return to School Plan throughout the school year as the risk of COVID-19 spread in our community changes. This work will be ongoing as new research emerges and more guidance is provided to the school district from the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) and the U.S. Department of Education.

Frequently Asked Questions

You only need to complete the C19 form if you have recently tested positive for COVID-19.

You are able to remain at work as long as you remain symptom free. Staff who are exposed to COVID-19 through close contact are expected to wear a face covering for 10 days after the close contact and should seek testing 5 days after the exposure. A close contact is someone who was less than 6 feet away from an individual infected with COVID-19 for a cumulative of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period. You no longer need to contact Risk Management.

You are able to remain at work as long as you remain symptom free. Staff who are exposed to COVID-19 through close contact are expected to wear a face covering for 10 days after the close contact and should seek testing 5 days after the exposure. A close contact is someone who was less than 6 feet away from an individual infected with COVID-19 for a cumulative of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period.

You will want to get tested by either using at-home tests, or one administered by a provider. The normal exclusion criteria is fever, persistent cough, vomiting, diarrhea, etc. You are able to return to work if you test negative, however, you will need to remain at home until you have symptom improvement and have been fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication. For more information on normal exclusion criteria, please see the LPS Employee Handbook.

Complete the C19 form and you will receive an email with directions on next steps.

COVID-19 Leave funding ended May 31, 2022. Please use your normal reporting processes for reporting absences and remain in communication with your supervisor.

Please use your normal reporting processes for reporting absences and remain in communication with your supervisor.

Please refer to the LPS Safe Return to School Plan on the LPS website. For any additional questions, please contact the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department at 402-441-8006.