Connecticut schools make adjustments before students return to class
Schools in Connecticut are making adjustments - including canceling class - as many worry about the surge in COVID-19 cases due to the Omicron variant.
Stratford Public Schools will be closed Monday and Tuesday due to staffing shortages. Officials say the time off will allow staff and students to receive test results and potentially complete quarantine.
Brookfield Public Schools announced that it will be following new guidance from the Department of Public Health including a shorter-term quarantine and isolation. The district is also discontinuing contact tracing, but families will still be told if their child was near someone with COVID-19.
Norwalk Public Schools say that it will not be following DPH's new guidelines due to the city's COVID-19 positivity rate and other factors.
All large in-person meetings and events are canceled unless they can be held virtually and for the time being, all field trips have been canceled.