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Connecticut Schools Close Indefinitely Over Coronavirus

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Staples High School in Westport, Conn.

Stratford and New Haven schools are the latest to close in Connecticut as the state faces multiple cases of COVID-19. 

A person connected to one of Stratford’s elementary schools has been diagnosed with the virus. That’s according to a statement from the district superintendent and the town’s health director.

Officials say it will take several days to identify everyone the person came in contact with. Both Stratford and New Haven schools say they’re closing indefinitely.

Public schools are also closed in several other cities and towns in Connecticut, including Bridgeport, Fairfield, North Haven, Westport, New Canaan, Weston, Darien, Wilton and Stamford.  

Read the latest on WSHU’s coronavirus coverage here. 

Davis Dunavin loves telling stories, whether on the radio or around the campfire. He started in Missouri and ended up in Connecticut, which, he'd like to point out, is the same geographic trajectory taken by Mark Twain.