Danbury schools to move to remote learning following spike in coronavirus cases

Schools in Danbury will move to remote learning following the recent spike in coronavirus cases.

News 12 Staff

Aug 25, 2020, 10:51 AM

Updated 1,424 days ago


Schools in Danbury will move to remote learning following the recent spike in coronavirus cases.
Superintendent Sal Pascarella says in order to safeguard the health and safety of students and staff, school will now start Sept. 8, with distance learning for all students until at least Oct. 1.
Mayor Mark Boughton says by mid-October, they will evaluate the situation and hopefully be able to move to hybrid learning and then hopefully another couple months after that move to a "more traditional school year."
The Connecticut Department of Public Health issued a COVID-19 alert for Danbury on Friday after the city saw at least 178 new COVID-19 cases in a two-week period.
The spike in cases is up from 40 cases the previous two-week period.
Boughton says from contract tracing it appears the virus was community spread from national and international travel, athletic league events, and church services.
He says athletic leagues have been canceled too and that churches will now limit services or hold virtual services.
Overall, the state has a positivity rate of less than 1%.
The city is urging residents to stay home if possible, avoid unnecessary outings and outdoor gatherings, and limit indoor gatherings to only those they live with.
Danbury officials say there will be a free COVID-19 testing site today at Rogers Park.
The following below testing locations are available in Danbury:
AFC Urgent Care
76C Newton Rd, Danbury, CT 06755
2 Main St, Danbury, CT 06810
100 Mill Plain Rd, Danbury, CT 06811
Hours: vary by location
Friday 8AM–8PM
Saturday 8AM–5PM
Sunday 8AM–5PM
Monday 8AM–8PM
Tuesday 8AM–8PM
Wednesday 8AM–8PM
Thursday 8AM–8PM
47 Lake Ave Ext, Danbury, CT 06811
DOCS Urgent Care
1 Padanaram Rd, Danbury, CT 06811
6 Stony Hill Rd, Bethel, CT 06801
Friday 9AM–6PM
Saturday 9AM–1PM
Sunday 9AM–1PM
Monday 9AM–6PM
Tuesday 9AM–6PM
Wednesday 9AM–6PM
Thursday 9AM–6PM
The Minute Clinic 
7 Durant Ave, Bethel, CT 06801
Friday 8:30AM–2PM, 3–7:30PM
Saturday 9AM–1PM, 1:30–5:30PM
Sunday 9AM–1PM, 1:30–4:30PM
Monday 8:30AM–2PM, 3–7:30PM
Tuesday 8:30AM–2PM, 3–7:30PM
Wednesday 8:30AM–2PM, 3–7:30PM
Thursday 8:30AM–2PM, 3–7:30PM

Connecticut Institute for Communities
120 Main St, Danbury, CT 06810
Monday: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:30 am to 10:30 am
Friday: 8:30 am to 10:30 am
Tuesday and Thursday: On Site testing
Community Health Center
8 Delay Street, Danbury, CT 06810
Monday – Friday 9 am – 1 pm
Nuvance Medical Practices
By Appointment
August 22, 2020
Rogers Park Middle School
21 Memorial Drive, Danbury CT
10:00 am to 2pm, 4:30-&:30pm

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