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Bunnell High School closes for 2 weeks after 2 people in building test positive for COVID-19

Bunnell High School in Stratford is closing for two weeks after two members of the school community tested positive for COVID-19.

News 12 Staff

Sep 26, 2020, 10:32 PM

Updated 1,360 days ago

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Bunnell High School in Stratford is closing for two weeks after two members of the school community tested positive for COVID-19.
Officials at the school tell News 12 they made the decision to close after consulting with the local health department.
State Rep. Phil Young is vice chair of the Public Health Committee and says school officials are acting out of an abundance of caution to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
School officials say Bunnell High School students will not suffer any interruption of their studies by adopting distance learning.
Many parents tell News 12 that they think the district made the right decision in closing the school.
Young says the two-week timeframe is based on the standard quarantine period for people exposed to COVID-19.
He says closing Bunnell High School is the fastest way to help prevent an outbreak in Stratford.
"We could be in the eye of the storm right now, and we could be coming out on the other side of it very badly. But, if we take steps like this, now we ensure that this won't happen again," Young says.
School officials say several teachers at the high school "had direct exposure to coronavirus."
They're urging students and staff "to vigorously self-monitor for symptoms and continue to follow strict safety protocols."


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