2 districts change learning models amid spike in COVID-19 cases in the state
Two Connecticut school districts announced Tuesday that they will be shifting their learning models amid a spike of COVID-19 cases in the state.
Shelton Public Schools says that it will move to full distance learning until Jan. 1, 2021 due to an uptick in COVID-19 cases.
The Department of Public Health reported last Thursday that Shelton had a COVID-19 rate of 15.5%, meaning that it is now considered a red zone.
The district says there have been eight additional COVID-19 cases as of last Thursday.
Shelton schools will move to full distance learning starting Wednesday. Officials say the Naugatuck Valley Health Department is helping the district keep track of cases.
Easton, Redding and Region 9 School District also announced that a switch to hybrid learning due to coronavirus cases in Easton and Redding, as well as the surrounding towns.
The district say it will be moving to the hybrid model on Nov. 16 and will last through Thanksgiving.
The superintendent says that there have been two COVID-19 exposures at Redding Elementary School and Joel Barlow High School.