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Connecticut Plans To Reopen Schools In The Fall

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Connecticut officials have announced a plan to fully reopen K-12 public schools in the fall with some drastic changes to combat the coronavirus.

Governor Ned Lamont says the plan calls for social distancing while staying as close as possible to the traditional classroom setting. He says there are no plans to have school in shifts or drastically change the school day.

“For us, making sure that we had as close to a traditional experience as we could for these kids, especially K through 8, was just such an important priority.”

Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona said the wearing of masks would be part of the safety protocol. 

“Part of Connecticut’s plan is to require the use of face covering to cover the nose and mouth for students and staff. And we are also going to promote enhanced cleaning and disinfecting measures of space and areas where there is high traffic.”

Cardona says school districts will be required to have contingency plans for remote learning in the event that classes are canceled or limited due to a resurgence of COVID-19.

The plan is to be sent to school districts for feedback next week.

As WSHU Public Radio’s award-winning senior political reporter, Ebong Udoma draws on his extensive tenure to delve deep into state politics during a major election year.
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