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Three Conn. Schools Close Following Positive COVID Tests

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Three Connecticut schools have been temporarily closed following positive tests for COVID-19 just days into the new academic year.

Naugatuck High School students were sent home on Wednesday after it was confirmed that a student was infected.

The school is expected to remain closed for up to five days. Health officials will conduct contact tracing to determine what other members of the community might be at risk.

The Valley Regional High School in Deep River was also closed after two students tested positive. Classes continue online while staff work to clean the building.

And Somers Elementary School is closed to in-person learning through Thursday after a staff member reported a positive test.

Schools remained open in other communities despite positive tests for the virus. Affected individuals were sent home to quarantine.