Positive coronavirus case reported at Kendall Elementary days before school set to begin
A local attorney says school districts should be pushing back the start dates of school following a positive coronavirus case at a Norwalk school.
Norwalk Public Schools says that someone who worked at Kendall Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19. Now the teachers are expected to quarantine for two weeks with school expected to start next week.
Even though teachers have been asked to quarantine, several teachers were at the school Monday. In fact, many of them said that they were there for a meeting.
Elementary school students are expected to attend in-person classes five days a week while middle school and high school are doing a hybrid model.
Teachers though in Norwalk have been told that even if they have a pre-existing condition, they can't work remotely. Some of them have been so upset by this that they have hired an attorney.
"The objective is to have teachers doing their jobs and you know the teachers are really committed to the students, but being able to do it in a way that's healthy for them and for their families," said attorney Gary Phelan.
The Norwalk Public Schools superintendent was unable to speak with News 12 on camera.
There is no word if school will get pushed back, but Kendall Elementary School will remain open.
The Norwalk School System said in a statement, "It has a thoughtful and thorough plan in place to support our return to in-person instruction."
This is not the first case of the virus in Norwalk Public Schools. At the start of summer school, there was a case at Norwalk High School that caused the summer program to shut down.