New Canaan schools call 2-hour delay for coronavirus preparation

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New Canaan public schools had a two-hour delay Monday due to coronavirus preparation and prevention, officials say.

Superintendent Bryan Luizzi sent out a letter to parents Sunday informing them about the delay.

He said the school would use the two hours to allow teachers and staff to prepare materials for students to take home at the end of the day, including things like books. Luizzi said the schools were prepping in case there needs to be a closure in the future.

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All schools and buses were thoroughly cleaned over the weekend, according to officials.


In Fairfield, Superintendent Mike Cummings sent out an update Saturday, saying all schools are being cleaned more frequently with Virex and other disinfectants.

Cummings asked all students in grades six through 12 to bring home their Chromebooks each night in case a student became infected with coronavirus, prompting a closure.

In Danbury, officials said schools would remain open despite a Wilton resident being treated for the virus at Danbury Hospital, and a health care worker there testing positive.


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