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Stories and information in our region on the COVID-19 pandemic.

More Conn. Schools Extend Remote Learning

Home School
Jessica Hill
More students in Connecticut will switch to remote learning from home.

Schools districts across Connecticut will have to figure out ways to navigate around a spike in coronavirus cases in the state to avoid significant disruptions from learning.


In Shelton, Trumbull, and Ansonia, public schools have all announced plans to extend full remote learning. Danbury schools will stay remote until at least mid-January. 

All Bridgeport city schools are closed Monday due to staffing concerns. The closure is treated as weather-related and will be made up later in the year. 

Fairfield, New Haven and Hartford counties fall into the state’s high risk category where distance learning is encouraged. According to the state Department of Education, there were more than 1,000 students and staff in Connecticut who were infected with the coronavirus in the past week.